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Walpole

Walpole is 425 kms south of Perth, on the South Coast Highway, at the head of the Walpole Inlet, from whence the town name is derived. Governor Stirling named the town. This area was set aside as a national park in 1910. By the 1920's tourism to the area was increasing. The town was gazetted in 1933 as Nornalup as it was mistakenly believed there was a town called Walpole in Tasmania. In 1934 the name changed to Walpole after the error was discovered


 
 
   
 
 

Walpole - Welcome Sign

This three-tiered wooden structure welcomes us into town. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP001

 

Walpole - Nockolds Street

This is a view along Nockolds Street, the main street. The street runs just off and parallel to the South Coast Highway. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP002

 

Walpole - Visitor Centre

On the opposite side of the highway to the main shopping area is the Pioneer Cottage which functions as Walpole and Nornalup Visitor Centre. Extensions were completed in 1999 after which Mr John Bradshaw, MLA, opened the building. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP003

 

Walpole - Big Hair Shop

The Big Hair Shop. A pleasant wooden building on Nockolds Street. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP004

 

Walpole - Bank

In the main shopping area in this tiny BankWest branch. It is only open for 2 hours per week. Wednesday's, 10.00 am to 12 noon. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP005

 

Walpole - Pioneer Store

The IGA Pioneer Store on the main street open seven days. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP006

 

Walpole - Clothing Shop

A newer shop on the main street. The sign says Clothing, Hand Crafts, Gifts & Souvenirs, and Book Exchange but the premises looked to be vacant. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP007

 

Walpole - Jakkarri House

The Philippine Magic Cafe on Nockolds street located in this wooden cottage. The building was was erected circa 1930's and then known as Jakkarri House. Many years ago this may have been the one time home of the manager of Nockold's Store. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP008

 

Walpole - Golden Wattle Cafe

Another look up the main shopping area. This is looking west and features the Golden Wattle Cafe Bakery, the town pharmacy, the garage and on to the IGA store. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP009

 

Walpole - Top Deck Cafe

Top Desk Licensed Cafe and Aradia Blue Gift Shop. Inside there is also a gallery. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP010

 

Walpole - St John Ambulance

This is the local Ambulance depot which also incorporates a Bendigo Bank ATM, which is perhaps a little unusual. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP011

 

Walpole - Community Centre

The Walpole Community Centre and library on Pier Street. This building is an amalgamation of the former Shannon River Hall (1940's to 1978) which was moved to Walpole in 1978, and the original Walpole Hall (opened 1939) which was formerly located just a short distance away on Walpole street. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP012

 

Walpole - Catholic Church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Walpole. This is on the corner of Vista and Pier Streets. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP013

 

Walpole - Anglican Church

St George's Anglican Church Walpole, in the Diocese of Bunbury. This was built in the 1950's largely through the efforts of Denmark minister George Kingston. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP014

 

Walpole - Hotel

The Walpole Hotel sitting at the west end of town beside the highway. This is a fairly modern structure. October 2014. Photos Ref: WALP015


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