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Great Eastern Highway, Perth to Kalgoorlie

 

Western Australia
 

Commencing at Perth, the capital city of  Western Australia, and running due east for 595 kms to Kalgoorlie is Great Eastern Hwy, part of the main route for all traffic and transport to and from the eastern states of Australia, and the lifeline to WA's eastern goldfields. It follows the Perth-Kalgoorlie Water Pipeline and Indian Pacific Railway, travelling through a variety of small to medium farming and gold prospecting towns.

 

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Northam

Located 97 kms east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway, Northam makes a perfect day trip, weekender or base from which to

explore the Avon Valley. The Avon River flows through the town and is fringed by soft grassy banks and shady trees,

providing numerous picturesque spots where you can relax, stretch out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river.  

 

A Swan on the bank of the Avon river, Northam, Western Australia.

 

 

 

The suspension foot bridge over the Avon River.

 

 

The Avon river, Northam, Western Australia.

 

 

 

Northam, Western Australia.

 

 

The Avon river, Northam, Western Australia.

 

 

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The Avon river, Northam, Western Australia.

 

 

 

Northam, Western Australia.

 

 

 

Northam, Western Australia.

 

 

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Grass Valley Farm, Western Australia

 

 

Kellerberrin

Kellerberrin is 202 kms from Perth, in the centre of the wheat belt region a comfortable two and half hour drive east of Perth,

on the Great Eastern Highway. The main industries are wheat and sheep farming and the manufacture of agricultural equipment.

Attractions include a folk museum featuring local memorabilia, Kellerberrin Hill Lookout with panoramic views, Centenary Park

including a children's playground, heritage walkway, barbecues and a maze.

 

Kellerberrin airfield at the back of town.

 

 

Kellerberrin town sports oval from the lookout.

 

 

Kellerberrin Hill lookout.

 

Kellerberrin town from the lookout.

 

Southern Cross

Southern Cross is located on the Great Eastern Highway 368km east of Perth. It is the centre for the Yilgarn Shire (Yilgarn is the Aboriginal word for white stone or quartz). Southern Cross is situated in a prosperous, well established farming area including some of the largest farms in the state. Gold was discovered in Southern Cross in 1888 by Tom Risely and Mick Toomey. They named the place after the stars that had been their guide. Today all the streets and the salt lake of the town are named after stars or constellations. For a panoramic view of the area, head up to Wimmera Hill Lookout which overlooks the township, the surrounding farmland and goldmines.

 

The small township of Southern Cross, on the outer edge of the wheatbelt, Western Australia.  Copyright - Webshots - Gladysclancy

 

Perth-Kalgoorlie water pipeline construction display at

Southern Cross, WA.

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Centenary Monument at Southern Cross, WA.

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Typical Mallee country around Southern Cross, on the outer edge of the wheatbelt, Western Australia.

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Truckie heading west into the setting sun just east of  Yellowdine, Western Australia.

 

The Perth-Kalgoorlie water pipeline, west of Coolgardie,

Western Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

Coolgardie

Coolgardie is located seven hours drive east of Perth and a forty minute drive south west of Kalgoorlie. The Coolgardie of today

has retained many aspects of its rich and colourful history. Its charm and friendliness make it a great town in which to discover the past.

Coolgardie is world renowned for two events, the birthplace of the great gold rush of 1892 and Varischetti's amazing mine rescue after

nine days trapped in a flooded mine underground. It was once the third largest town in Western Australia with two stock exchanges,

three breweries, seven newspapers and 26 hotels.

 

The Old Goal house, Coolgardie, Western Australia.   Copyright - Webshots - Gladysclancy

 

 

The Coolgardie Town Hall, Western Australia.     Copyright - Webshots - Gladysclancy

 

 

The back of town, with the Perth-Kalgoorlie water pipeline, Coolgardie, WA.     Copyright - Webshots - Gladysclancy

 

 

The Coolgardie R.S.L. Hall, Western Australia.

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Coolgardie street scape, WA.

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The Old Coolgardie Train Station, WA. Still in use.

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Coolgardie street scape, WA.

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Coolgardie street scape, WA.

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Coolgardie street scape, WA.

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Coolgardie Post Office, WA.    Copyright - Webshots - Gladysclancy

 

 

Coolgardie historical museum, WA.     Copyright - Webshots - Mulgamike

 

 

The Old Coolgardie Train Station, Western Australia.      Copyright - Webshots - Mulgamike

 

 

 

 

 

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PERTH

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