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Needilup

Needilup is a very small settlement located on the Ongerup - Jerramungup Road, about 440 kms south-east of Perth and only about 10 kms from Jerramungup. Due to demand for town lots in the area, Needilup was gazetted in 1954. For some reason, the townsite never really developed and today there is only one house. The name comes from the nearby Needilup River. Spelling variations of the river have included Needleup, Needalup, Needelup and Needilup


 
 
   
 
 

Needilup - Highway

Running along the Ongerup - Jerramungup Road heading east, we arrive at Needilup about 10 kilometres before getting to Jerramungup. December 2016. Photos Ref: NEED001

 

Needilup - Hall

The Needilup Hall sits alongside the road. It has no date sign but it certainly looks to have been built in the 1950's or 60's. December 2016. Photos Ref: NEED002

 

Needilup - Stopping Place

Also alongside the road is what looks like a small railway platform and station building. The railway never extended this far. The builders of this certainly had a sense of humour and an artistic touch. December 2016. Photos Ref: NEED003

 

Needilup - Ruins

Next to the stopping place is what look like ruins of an old house. Although there are not many ruins but the square of a house or shed is still evident. There is only one house in the centre of "town" and that is up behind these ruins and the hall. December 2016. Photos Ref: NEED004

 

Needilup - Windmill

Across the road from all of the above is this windmill and small water feature which would provide a shady and wet retreat for any domestic farm animals and wildlife. December 2016. Photos Ref: NEED005


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