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A small settlement on the South-Western Highway 4 kms south of Harvey. In the late 1890's a rail siding was constructed here and settlement then commenced in earnest. The nearby Darling Escarpment almost reaches the town. The timber industry was important in the early days with the Mornington Mill and Wokalup Timber Yard providing employment. The town was officially recognized as such in 1963. Dairying is now the prominent industry


Wokalup - Tavern

The Wokalup Tavern facing the South Western Highway which was formerly known as the Wokalup Hotel. The building was completed in 1909. A publican's licence was first applied for by Mr Edwin Higgs in late 1906, well before the hotel was completed. April 2013. Photos Ref: WOKA001


Wokalup - Garage

In the small town-site is this old service station, no longer operating as such. There is another one similarly closed down just a few hundred metres south. December 2010. Photos Ref: WOKA002


Wokalup - Hills

This is the view you'd see from a Wokalup Hotel window. The hills are a bit low here and rather straw looking after a dry winter. You can see a sliver of the highway and also of the railway line. A few kilometres south of here is the site of the Nov 06 1920 train accident whereby a timber train travelling down from Mornington Mills at "speed", derailed, resulting in the death of nine people on board. The locomotive was "The Jubilee". December 2010. Photos Ref: WOKA003


Wokalup - Witches Garage

Garages are garages but this one looked a little different and someone has put some thought into the design and business scope. This is Witches @ Woky where not only can you fill up with fuel, but browse around inside and buy some of their produce. The roadhouse was built in 1956 and the first proprietors were John and Betty Callegari. In those days it was known as the Bright Star. April 2013. Photos Ref: WOKA004

(Demolished in May 2017 - on railways land and they didn't want it anymore)

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