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Everlastings on Cunderdin Hill

Ettamogah Pub

CunderdIN 158km east of Perth

photographs, statistics and information. Take a stroll across the road to the beautiful Memorial Rose Garden - a tribute to the dedication and hard work of many local volunteers. Meckering Earthquake Walk Trail Visitors can view images, descriptions and footprints of the former Meckering Main Street businesses and public buildings through a trail of interpretative signage. Meckering Earthquake Farm Ruins ‘Salisbury’ - an old stone homestead built in 1904 - was flattened during the quake. The ruins give an eerie insight into the scale of the devastation experienced (2km north of Meckering, turn off Meckering to Goomalling Road). Meckering Earthquake Preserved Fault Line The Meckering earthquake had a lifetime impact on this small Wheatbelt town.. You can still see 1km of the fault line that’s been preserved for viewing (12km south of Meckering on York- Meckering Road).

landscape. This is a beautiful spot to view the colourful wildflowers during wildflower season. Youndegin At Youndegin (19km south of Cunderdin along the Cunderdin-Quairading Road, then left on the Goldfields Road), you’ll find the original police outpost which was built from stone and mud with a

Cunderdin is a major Wheatbelt town situated on the Great Eastern Highway approximately a two hour drive from Perth. The town was settled and has evolved into the Wheatbelt centre it is today as a result of the development of the Coolgardie/Kalgoorlie Goldfields railway in 1894 and the Goldfields water

thatched roof. Meckering 132km east of Perth

supply pipeline in 1901. Places of interest

Cunderdin Museum The Cunderdin Museum is the central attraction to the Shire with a display of the Pumping Station machinery and memorabilia, Indigenous district culture, agricultural industry, railways, Cunderdin training aircraft from World War II, the original Quelagetting School, the Telegraph, Meckering earthquake simulator and much more. Cunderdin Hill Lookout When visiting the Cunderdin Hill (1km south of the main street), you’ll be greeted by 360 degree panoramic views of the town and surrounding farmland. Ettamogah Pub There’s one landmark you certainly won’t miss when you visit Cunderdin - the brightly coloured and rather distinctive Ettamogah Pub. Based on the well- known comics of Ken Maynard – made famous by the Australian Post magazine. Bulgin Rock Reserve Bulgin Rock, located off Burges Road is the perfect place to absorb the rolling

The name originates from a local Aboriginal language meaning ‘Place of water’ or ‘Moon on water’. The town formerly called Beebering was established in 1887 then renamed Meckering in 1897. Today, Meckering is probably best known for the devastating earthquake in October 1968 with many of the places of interest relating to this event. Places of interest The Big Camera - Museum of Photography It is impossible to miss this unique building on the Great Eastern Highway. An amazing history of photography is on display including a wonderful collection of earthquake images. Meckering Earthquake Gazebo and Memorial Rose Garden Explore the devastation of the 1968 Meckering earthquake firsthand at this impressive display which includes a section of the damaged railway line, a mangled piece of the Golden Pipeline,

Cunderdin Museum

Cunderdin Tourist Centre 100 Forrest Street Cunderdin WA 6407 T: (08) 9365 1291

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