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This locality is a small grain storage and shipment settlement on the junction of the Bindi Bindi-Toodyay and Waddington-Wongan Hills Roads. It is around 160 kms north of Perth and a mere 28 kms from New Norcia. The town came about through the northern extension of the Toodyay - Bolgart railway. This occurred in 1919 and the town was gazetted in 1920. The town is named after nearby Piawaning Spring which has been included on maps since 1877


Piawaning - Main Street

Piawaning is a tiny settlement primarily here as a wheat storage and shipment port. This is a view down the main street. Beyond, the road heads across to the Great Northern Highway. October 2011. Photos Ref: PIAW001


Piawaning - Road Signs

A group of road signs near one of the wheat bins shows road distances to the nearest towns. October 2011. Photos Ref: PIAW002


Piawaning - Piawaning Trading Agency

The Piawaning Trading Agency from which you can purchase just about anything. This on Denton Street. The store was built in 1922 and the Boreham family then owned it. Between 1949 and 1955 Halligan's owned and ran the store. It seems that this has always been the local post office. October 2011. Photos Ref: PIAW003

(Update April 2021: A kind local advised me that this store closed down some time ago. A pity.)


Piawaning - Hall

The Piawaning Hall was built in the 1950 with extensions being added in the 1970's. The first Piawaning school existed on this site from 1922. The school in those days was also used as a hall. The school opened and closed a few times over the years, eventually closing for good (at another site) in 1977. October 2011. Photos Ref: PIAW004


Piawaning - Wheat Bins

A rather forbidding looking wheat bin with both the building and the sky blending with their variations of the colour grey. October 2011. Photos Ref: PIAW005


Piawaning - Paddocks

A few kilometres out of town on the Wongan Hills road, farmers bale hay to be stored for summer stock feed for the forthcoming hot and dry months. October 2011. Photos Ref: PIAW006


Piawaning - Paddocks

Trees etched on the horizon across the paddocks on an overcast spring day. October 2011. Photos Ref: PIAW007

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