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Yealering

Yealering was established as a result of the construction of the Wickepin to Merredin railway line, as was the story with many other country towns. The town is some 220 kms south east of Perth and it lies adjacent to the perennial Lake Yealering. The townsite was gazetted in 1912 but a printer's error recorded the name as Yearlering. This error was corrected just weeks later. The town gets its name from the nearby lake and that is of Aboriginal origin


 
 
   
 
 

Yealering - Town Sign

Welcome to Yealering. Here is the source of the Avon River as the sign proclaims. This metallic sign features a couple of birds which are probably native to the nearby lake. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL001

 

Yealering - Dalton Street

Yealering has an interesting and unusual layout. Here is a view up the main business area of town on Dalton Street but unfortunately not many businesses seem to be flourishing. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL002

 

Yealering - Team Rooms

You can see this old shop in the above street view. This building was erected in 1912 as tea rooms. In the 1970's and 1980's it was a delicatessen and store which also had a clothing section. The Space Invaders machine was a magnetic attraction for the kids of the town. By 1990 this has become a private residence although for some time then a motor mechanic's business was run from here. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL003

 

Yealering - Emporium

The Lake Yealering Emporium shopping area on Dalton Street. It doesn't appear to be operating as a business anymore. Possibly part of it does down this end though it was not open this Saturday afternoon. This appears to be the former Co-Op building, constructed in 1910, which once hosted various businesses including the Post Office and the Bank of Australasia. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL004

 

Yealering - Hotel

Next door to the Emporium is the Lake Yealering Hotel which was indeed open for business today. This was built in 1925 and was formerly known as the Commercial Hotel. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL005

 

Yealering - Butcher's Shop

A shop on the opposite corner to the hotel. This used to be Coxon's butcher shop. It was built in 1920. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL006

 

Yealering - Former Garage

A little north of the main street are a few side streets with some older buildings such as this one. This is on Roberts Street, on the corner of Struth Street. This structure was once a garage, complete with pits in the interior workshops, and a ramp next to the building. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL007

 

Yealering - Post Office

Apart from the hotel, this seems to be one of the few remaining operating businesses in town. The Post Office and general store. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL008

 

Yealering - Primary School

The Yealering Primary School was established in 1910 with classrooms resembling tents. The school grew steadily over the years. By 1968 the student population peaked at 112. In the years preceding this, classrooms of more robust fabrication were added. For a short time after 1919 the school closed due to lack of teacher accommodation in town. The school continues to thrive. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL009

 

Yealering - Primary School

Another school building complete with its Shire of Wickepin banner, basketball court and satellite telecommunications dish. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL010

 

Yealering - Primary School

Yealering Primary School. Pictured is the school's Centenary Garden where the children learn basic agriculture skills via their vegetable and herb gardens. 'Grow and Achieve' is the school motto. The school has an environmental and technological focus. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL011

 

Yealering - Hall

Down towards the lake is the Yealering Hall. It looks strong and sturdy and was built in 1927. Not shown in the picture (around the other side) is the 1990's addition, funded by the community, the Shire of Wickepin and the Government; which was opened by Hon. Hendy Cowan, Deputy Premier, on 11th October 1997. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL012

 

Yealering - Bush Near Hall

This is a view of the bush next to the hall. Great trees, good view, good feeling. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL013

 

Yealering - Cricket Academy

The cricket academy building next to the verdant sports ground. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL014

 

Yealering - Swimming Pool

Lake Yealering is a perennial lake adjacent to town. It is, of course, dependent upon being replenished by winter rains so hopefully by October this swimming hole and the whole lake will be topped up. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL015

 

Yealering - Swimming Pool

Another look at the jetty which protrudes into and over the walled off swimming hole. The first jetty at the lake was constructed in 1921 but this has since been rebuilt a few times. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL016

 

Yealering - Lake

Here is a view across the lake itself. A bit dry in the foreground. Yonder trees reflect into the water. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL017

 

Yealering - Lake

A dry section of the lake. This is looking parallel to the shore which of course if the first place to go dry when the lake waters drop and recede. June 2013. Photos Ref: YEAL018


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