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The town of Pingrup is located some 360 kilometres south east of Perth and 40 kms east of Nyabing. The railway pushed through to this area in 1923 thus the giving rise to the settlement of a town. The railways people didn't like the name Pingrup and proposed Geina. The name Geina had already been used in the area for over 20 years. However, despite what anyone else thought, the Lands Department held sway and Pingrup was officially adopted

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Pingrup - Welcome Sign

Welcome to Pingrup. Small Town, Lots of Spirit. Where Lakes and Good Friends Meet. This is in the Shire of Kent. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP001


Pingrup - Roadhouse

The Pingrup Roadhouse, Caltex, on the east side of town. Open 7 days and a welcome beacon for anyone travelling these lonely roads. This also functions as the Post Office and a place to buy daily necessities such as bread and milk. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP002


Pingrup - Cafe

Bird in the Bush Cafe on Sanderson Street. Don't be fooled by my poor photo. The food, service and decor inside is great. I see the Shell sign but I couldn't find any petrol pumps. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP003


Pingrup - Hall

The Pingrup Hall on Sanderson Street. The Foundation Stone was laid by Joseph Deacon in 1956. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP004


Pingrup - Old Hall

What appears to be an old hall located a little further east than the new one. This is on the corner of Sanderson and Paterson Streets. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP005


Pingrup - Old Hall

Another aspect of the old hall. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP006


Pingrup - Sailors Arms Hotel

The hotel is opposite the Road House at the eastern end of town. It looks to be quite new. Was there ever a grand two-storey hotel in town? This hotel was built in 1964-1965. It used to be a shearer's boarding house. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP007


Pingrup - Community Church

Pingrup Community Church looks clean and neat and at home set amongst the landscaped boulders. This was built in 1959. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP008


Pingrup - Landcare

The local Landcare office is housed in what looks like a former school room. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP009


Pingrup - Old Business

This place has seen better days. It looks like an old hardware or engineering shop. There is still an Aeroquip sticker on the window. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP010


Pingrup - Railway

In 1923 the railway arrived with huff and puff and fanfare and thus giving rise to Pingrup's existence. Now the railway has gone. Not even the tracks exist anymore. The service was suspended by the government in 1951 and then officially closed in 1960. All that is left is this raised platform and old grain shed. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP011


Pingrup - Old Rail Shed

This old shed alongside the former railway precinct looks like the former grain storage facility erected in 1938. You can see the circular grain bins below the roof. December 2016. Photos Ref: PNGP012

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