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Yerecoin

A small town within the Shire of Victoria Plains, between Calingiri and Piawaning. Yerecoin is about 156 kms north-east of Perth. The town came about through the northern extension of the Bolgart railway which was opened in 1917. At that time, the town area was owned by the Midland Railway Company. The school was opened in 1927 but the town was not actually gazetted until 1966. The name Yerecoin is derived from an Aboriginal term for a local well


 
 
   
 
 

Yerecoin - Primary School

The Yerecoin Primary School sporting attractive colours on the south side of town. The school is currently being extended/repaired under the National Economic Stimulus Plan. This school was established in 1927. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE001

 

Yerecoin - Old Shop

This old corner shop probably closed a long time ago as many have throughout the Perth Metro and country areas. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE002

 

Yerecoin - Hall

The Yerecoin Hall was erected in 1950. The Yerecoin townsite was not established until 1925, some time after other towns in the area. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE003

 

Yerecoin - Railway Station

This sign proclaims the location of the station although apart from that little shed, there is nothing here except of course the gain handling complex. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE004

 

Yerecoin - Grain Storage

And here is the grain storage bin. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE005

 

Yerecoin - Yerecoin Traders

The Yerecoin Traders general store providing various goods for the shopping needs of the town residents. This was constructed and opened in 1930. Over the years it has also been known as the Yerecoin Store and Maddison's Shop. It once housed the telephone exchange. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE006

 

Yerecoin - Traders General

Across the road from the Traders store is this yard, part of the shop but catering for larger items and bulk items such as fuel, chemicals etc. You can see the wheat bin at the rear.  October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE007

 

Yerecoin - Tavern

The rather attractive Yerecoin Tavern painted in its distinctive green. This was formerly known as the Yerecoin Hotel and it was built in 1955. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE008

 

Yerecoin - New Houses

Some nice looking new houses in town proves that the town is growing albeit slowly. These homes look quite agreeable. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE009

 

Yerecoin - Paddocks

Right on the edge of town, these paddocks are full of cut hay awaiting baling. A fairly typical scene around here at this time of year. October 2011. Photos Ref: YERE010


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