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Nannup

Nannup is situated 282 km south of Perth, east of Busselton and west of Bridgetown. In the early days, timber milling was the predominant industry. This has given way to beef cattle production, tourism and wineries. The locality was known as Lower Blackwood in the early days. A police station was built here in 1866. The town was gazetted in 1889. The 1909 constructed railway linking the town to the state rail network has since been removed


 
 
West to Margaret River  
 
 

Nannup - Warren Street

This is looking down Warren Street west. You can see the hotel. Beyond the road crosses the Blackwood River bridge and then carries on past Jarrahwood and onto Busselton or Capel. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN001

 

Nannup - Hotel

The Nannup Hotel on Warren Street. This hotel was constructed in 1910 but then with only a single storey. The upper floor was added in 1924. A wooden hotel, built in 1899, originally occupied this site. That was known then as the Blackwood Inn. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN002

 

Nannup - Road Board Building

The Nannup Road Board Building on Warren Street. This is now used by the Nannup Historical Society Inc. A plaque on the building wall honours Mr Herbert (Pops) Hall and his son Arthur, stonemasons and builders, who built a number of prominent buildings in Nannup. Herbert (Bert) Hall lived from 1876 to 1956. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN003

 

Nannup - Tiger

Legend has it that a Nannup Tiger (Thylacine) used to roam the forests in the district. This sculpture serves to assist in cementing the myth into local folklore. The sculpture was created by Flint Edwards. In the background just visible is a chimney stack on the old Road Board building. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN004

 

Nannup - Templemore Cottage

This is the former home of Nannup pioneer James Kearney who built this, his home, in around 1908. During the later depression years it operated as a guest house. In 2015 this appears to be a coffee shop. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN005

 

Nannup - Bakery

The colourful Nannup Bakery and Cake Shop with Louise's Kitchen alongside on Warren Street. We called in at the bakery for a snack. Excellent on all points and recommended. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN006

 

Nannup - Town Hall

On Warren Street sitting in shadow is the Town Hall. This was built in 1903 as the Agricultural Hall. It became the Town Hall in 1913 after being used variously as a church and a school. The building was badly damaged in the flood of 1982 but has since been faithfully restored. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN007

 

Nannup - Shire Offices

The Shire of Nannup offices sitting behind magnificent rose gardens. These buildings began as a school. A single structure was erected in 1906. In 1925-1926 the school buildings from Barrabup were moved here thus expanding the facility. A new school was constructed in 1963 to whence they moved. The Shire then vacated their Road Board Building and moved in here. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN008

 

Nannup - Kindergarten

This is the Nannup Community Kindergarten on the corner of Adam and Grange Roads. This is next to the Shire Office which occupies the former school. This building was part of that school. It was erected in 1929. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN009

 

Nannup - Post Office

As with most country towns, the Post Office and newsagency seems to be the hub of business goings-on in town. This is on Warren Street. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN010

 

Nannup - Community Resource Centre

The Nannup Community Resource Centre including an ANZ Bank agency of the main street. Foreground is an old mile-peg which have now disappeared along the state highways. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN011

 

Nannup - Blackwood Furniture

The picturesque Blackwood Valley Furniture shop specialising in made-to-order jarrah and marri products. Above the door reads "The Nannup Furniture Gallery, Warren Road, Nannup" . January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN012

 

Nannup - Bottlemart

At 52 Warren Street is the local Bottlemart occupying fine old wooden premises complete with bull-nosed verandah. There are so many solar panels on the roof as to become unnoticeable. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN013

 

Nannup - Pickaninni Cottage

This cute old cottage, Pickaninni Cottage, is also on Warren Street. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN014

 

Nannup - Real Estate and Pharmacy

The Nannup Pharmacy and Nannup Real Estate premises on Warren Street. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN015

 

Nannup - Shops

"A Taste of Nannup and Beyond", the Artisan Trail, selling everything "Arty"; together with "Pickle & O" health foods, meals and Devon teas, on Warren Street. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN016

 

Nannup - Magic Shop

The Nannup Magic shop on the main street which specialises in music, movie hire and also appears to be the town's library. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN017

 

Nannup - Police Station

At the northern end of town, across the road from the Road Board Building is the former police station. This building now serves as for the office of the Nannup Caravan park. It is also a designated stopping post for TransWA road coaches. These buildings were constructed in 1922 and 1923. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN018

 

Nannup - Uniting Church

The Congregation of Nannup Uniting Church located on Warren Street. This seems to be a functioning church however today inside it seems to be full of clothes and other things for sale. Signs out the front include Nannup Uniting Church Shop (Low cost food and toiletries), Community Shop; and The Match Factory. This was built in 1930 as a Methodist Church. On the site used to be a Manse and Church Hall but both have been demolished. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN019

 

Nannup - Anglican Church

Here is the All Saints Anglican Church, Nannup. It was built in 1913 and was consecrated by Bishop Goldsmith of Bunbury on June 6th, 1914. The church is made of local jarrah. The font inside is dedicated to a school girl who was accidently killed in the church grounds in the early 1900's. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN020

 

Nannup - Catholic Church

St Thomas More Catholic Church on the corner of Cross and Warren Streets, Nannup. This was constructed in 1925. In 1930 a convent and school were built behind the church but these were closed in the 1950's and the buildings were relocated to the Catholic Youth Camp near Busselton. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN021

 

Nannup - RSL

The RSL Nannup Sub-Branch on Cross Street. This is on the State Heritage List but that provides no history. You can see for yourself that the building is in wonderful condition. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN022

 

Nannup - Blackwood River Bridge

Here is the Blackwood River Bridge at the northern end of town. This carries the Vasse Highway. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN023

 

Nannup - Blackwood River

The Blackwood River near the road bridge. There is a little water in there. You can see evidence of a former bridge which once crossed the river here. The road to Balingup (about 42 kms) winds its way alongside the river for much of the way. Surprisingly for this time of year, there is quite a bit of water in most sections of the river next to that road. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN024

 

Nannup - Paddock Shed

A classic paddock shed on the northern side of the Blackwood River advertises COR Petroleum Products. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN025

 

Nannup - Sign Post

Just to place some perspective of where Nannup is in the world, here is a sign post at the northern end of town. January 2015. Photos Ref: NANN026


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