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Wubin

Wubin is a small town, some 280 kms north-east of Perth and 21 kilometres north of Dalwallinu. The town is on the Goomalling - Mullewa railway line which opened in 1915. The townsite started to develop in 1913 when it was decided that there would be a rail siding here. The town name is adapted from the nearby Woobin Well, an Indigenous name. Wubin is now an important road transport centre with extensive road-train assembly yards


 
 
   
 
 

Wubin - Welcome Sign

The town of Wubin is within the Shire of Dalwallinu, the Wheat Shire. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN001

 

Wubin - Gateway to the North

Wubin, Gateway to the North. This information station is close to the railway yard. The rail line and a section of the wheat bin can be seen in the background. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN002

 

Wubin - Hall

The Wubin Hall was constructed in 1935. The extension running off to the left looks later. A plaque on the front of the building serves to mark the completion of the extension of the comprehensive water supply scheme to Wubin in 1977. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN003

 

Wubin - Hotel

The Wubin Hotel sits alongside the Great Northern Highway. Construction commenced in 1930. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN004

 

Wubin - Hotel

A side view of the Wubin Hotel showing off its fine brick work. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN005

 

Wubin - CWA

The Wubin CWA and Pioneer Women's Memorial Herbarium opened 13th September 2008. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN006

 

Wubin - School

A section of the former primary school. This school was constructed in 1932 and closed in 2007. The buildings are now used as a private residence. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN007

 

Wubin - Post Office

The small post office and Mini Mart on the Great Northern Highway. On the front of the building is a collage of drawings and writings about the history of the town. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN008

 

Wubin - Old Shops

Former shops on Arthur Street. At one time these included a dressmaker's shop and a confectioner. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN009

 

Wubin - Old Shops

A view of the old shops lining Arthur Street. Walking along this road is like stepping back in time. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN010

 

Wubin - Old Shops

This old shop was, from 1926, a billiards saloon. After that the building housed a co-op until about 1962. Then a bank moved in for a few years. Now a private residence. Quite a history. This is on Arthur Street. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN011

 

Wubin - Old Shops

A small ex-shop on Arthur Street. This was once the town's butcher's shop. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN012

 

Wubin - Old Shops

Another former shop further south on Arthur Street. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN013

 

Wubin - Railway Station

A railway station of wood most likely existed here when the line came through. The Mullewa passenger station stopped here until its operation ceased. This is a far more recent structure probably of 1950's or 1960's vintage. The Wubin Information Centre now operates out of the premises. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN014

 

Wubin - Railway Yard

Heading into the Wubin rail yard from the north. The station is visible up the track. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN015

 

Wubin - Wheatbin Museum

The Wheatbin Museum alongside the functioning wheat bins. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN016

 

Wubin - Wheatbin Museum Sculpture

This sculpture of a man carrying a bag of wheat he has taken off his cart is outside the Wheatbin Museum. Can you see his dog? Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN017

 

Wubin - Old Tractor

This old tractor was located at the primary school until the school was closed in 2007. Now it is obviously down in the railway area. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN018

 

Wubin - Road Train Yard

To the north of town is this vast, secure yard for hauliers to store trailers and hook-up road-trains. Another smaller yard nearby is used exclusively by one carrier. Big business. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN019

 

Wubin - Road Sign

At the northern end of town, this sign shows what lies ahead for travellers. Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN020

 

Wubin - Railway Line

Heading north out of town, the railway line pushes on to Perenjori, Morawa and Mullewa (and intermediate sidings). Photo November 2014. Photos Ref: WUBN021


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