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Pithara

Pithara is a small town on the Great Northern Highway and is yet another locality which owes its existence to the construction of a railway line which passed through the area. Pithara rail siding was named in 1913 although this was soon changed to Hettie (and gazetted as such in 1914), perhaps to appease the landowner of that name whose property was resumed for the town land. Local objections resulted in the name reverting to Pithara in December 1914


 
 
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Pithara - Bank of NSW

The old Bank of New South Wales building on the main street, the Great Northern Highway. This was formerly the Western Australian Bank, including staff quarters, and was built in 1923. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH001

 

Pithara - Hall

The Pithara Hall and Supper Room established in 1931. This is at 41-43 Leahy Street. It was later known as the Pithara Town Hall. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH002

 

Pithara - Hall

The Pithara Hall this time including what appears to be a later extension. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH003

 

Pithara - Shops

A row of shops on the main street. This appears to be the former P & K Trading Company, later known as the Pithara Farmer's Cooperative. The shop dates back to 1917. That year is etched upon the top of the building on the left. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH004

 

Pithara - Main Street

A view looking south down the main street. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH005

 

Pithara - Goodbuy Store

This is the Goodbuy Store which includes the post office. This seems to be the former Pithara Farmer's Cooperative, established in 1917. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH006

 

Pithara - Old Shop

An abandoned old shop. Inside is bare. The verandah is falling to pieces. Yet it oozes rustic charm. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH007

 

Pithara - Dalgety

On a back street is the Dalgety Agency. This looks more like a private residence now, or it doubles as that and as a business. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH008

 

Pithara - House of Sale

A fairly typical town house one street up from the main road currently for sale. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH009

 

Pithara - Sports Pavilion

One time this looks like it would have been the bowling club headquarters. Perhaps it still is. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH010

 

Pithara - Main Road

The main road looking north. On the left is a bit of the abandoned old shop verandah. Beyond you can see the shops and further up on the left is the hall and Bank of NSW. To the right are wheat bins and the rail yard. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH011

 

Pithara - Tavern

Somewhat set aside from the rest of town, on the eastern side of the railway line, is the Pithara Tavern. This used to be known as the Pithara Hotel and was built in 1916. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: PITH012


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