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Tambellup

Tambellup is a medium-sized town located 317 kilometres south-east of Perth and 23 kilometres south of Broomehill. The town is on the Great Southern Highway and the Albany railway. Settlers moved into the district in the mid 1800's. The town was gazetted in 1899, ten years after the railway station was opened. Tambellup was originally called Tambul-yillup by John Septimus Roe. This later changed to Tambellelup then eventually to Tambellup


 
 
   
 
 

Tambellup - Welcome Sign

Welcome to Tambellup on the Great Southern Highway. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB001

 

Tambellup - Hotel

The Tambellup Hotel sits on the Great Southern Highway. It was erected in 1910. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB002

 

Tambellup - RSL Hall

The tiny RSL Hall is located just south of the hotel on Great Southern Highway. It was built in 1937. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB003

 

Tambellup - Old Highway Shop

A former shop faces the Great Southern Highway. This is probably a private house now. You can see the hotel up beyond. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB004

 

Tambellup - Motor Garage

Still on Great Southern Highway is Tambellup G. & T. Motors, still selling fuel. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB005

 

Tambellup - Water Tower

The Tambellup water tower sits between Norrish Street and the railway precinct. One time water tanks would have been atop the tower and used for replenishing steam locomotives. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB006

 

Tambellup - Station Masters House

Very close to the railway station is the former Station Master's House. This was erected in 1924-1925. The building is currently used as an office of the Wool Foundation and a couple of other business's. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB007

 

Tambellup - Railway Station

The old railway station has been retained. This was erected soon after the town was established in 1899 although trains used to pass through here (without stopping) from 10 years earlier than that. The station closed in 1979. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB008

 

Tambellup - Railway Station

A look up and along the railway platform. It all looks to be in pretty good shape. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB009

 

Tambellup - CWA Rooms

The CWA rest rooms on Henry Street. The building was constructed in 1962. Another CWA building (built in 1940) previously occupied this site. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB010

 

Tambellup - Old General Store

On Norrish Street is the old Tambellup General Store, no longer in use. This may have once been known as Richardson's Store. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB011

 

Tambellup - Butcher Shop

Alan Jones' butcher shop on Norrish Street. This was built in 1961 and continued at as butcher's until 1999. The premises look to be currently unoccupied. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB012

 

Tambellup - Shire Office

The Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup local shire office. They have another office in Broomehill. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB013

 

Tambellup - Post Office

This Tambellup post office was built and opened in 1935. The town had a former post office which opened in 1925 but became too small. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB014

 

Tambellup - Shire Hall

The first Shire Hall was built in 1907 and was then known as the Agricultural Hall. The pictured building, erected in 1925, superseded the old hall. The Foundation Stone was laid by A. Thomson Esq. MLA, on October 31st, 1925. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB015

 

Tambellup - Health Centre

On Norrish Street is the Tambellup Health Centre. This building was once the Westpac Bank (and various other names it operated under over the years, e.g. Bank of New South Wales). December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB016

 

Tambellup - Norrish Street

A view along Norrish Street looking south. You can see the Community Resource Centre, the Health Centre and in the distance the Deli and Newsagency. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB017

 

Tambellup - Deli & Newsagency

At the southern end of Norrish Street is the Tambellup Deli & Newsagency. These premises may have once been known as the Stirling Co-Operative Store. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB018

 

Tambellup - Old Shop on Crowden Street

A former shop at 21 Crowden Street which now appears to be a private house. I can't make out any of the very faded text above the door. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB019

 

Tambellup - Old Shop on Crowden Street

Another former shop, this one is at 17 Crowden Street. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB020

 

Tambellup - Old Shop on Crowden Street

The Tambellup Deli & Newsagency occupied this shop until they moved around onto the main street. The shop is now vacant. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB021

 

Tambellup - Uniting Church

This is the former Tambellup Methodist church. It was erected in 1905. The new church was built next door in 1960 thus superseding this one. Sunday School continued to be held in this old building up until 1975. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB022

 

Tambellup - Uniting Church

The new Uniting Church, Tambellup. The Foundation Stone was laid by Miss M. Saggers, on July 22nd, 1960. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB023

 

Tambellup - Catholic Church

Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Tambellup. There is no Foundation Stone on the building. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB024

 

Tambellup - Catholic Church House

In the grounds of St Michael's church is this old house. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB025

 

Tambellup - Aboriginal Church

On North Terrace is the Aboriginal Evangelical Church. Great colours. I rather think this was formerly St Mary's Anglican Church, erected in 1915. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB026

 

Tambellup - Masonic Hall

On North Terrace is Masonic Lodge WAC No. 206, built in 1954. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB027

 

Tambellup - War Memorial

The Tambellup war memorial. In the background is the old station building. December 2016. Photos Ref: TAMB028


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