Yarraman Things to Do
The main street of Yarraman isn't that long, so I went for a short walk starting from the Town Park on the corner of Margaret street and Emmet street.
The park was nicely lawned and had some large Sunflowers in bloom next to the picnic shelter shed. Looking for a Toilet, you will find these at one end of the park. There is a map of the District and the sights to see.
A little further on from the Toilets, I found this wood carving of a face. I quite liked it! Still walking, I reach the top of the hill and crossed the road to look at the pretty good sculpture of a Wild Horse. It is situated by the Yarraman Police Station right on the D'Aguilar Highway. Apparently the name "Yarraman" is Aboriginal for " wild horses."
Some more old buildings and old homes with pretty gardens completed my walk.
The sculpture is much better than my photo shows.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Hiking and Walking
Even though I have been to Yarraman before, I had never visited the Yarraman Heritage centre.
This time I found it and the Tourist Information centre, as its in the centre.
The museum's double story building belonged once to the Scared Heart Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Inside, the internal walls are stained tongue and groove crow's ash The exterior is in bad need of a coat of paint. The Yarraman Railway Station (c.1913) and Arthur Brown's butcher shop (c.1920) complete the buildings. In the grounds are farm machinery, a scrub/rainforest area where you can go for a walk, a plant shade house, water wise garden and unique water tank system from convent days.
The centre includes a local craft shop and Internet lounge.
OPEN...9am-3pm Mon -Fri, Weekends by appointment
$5.00 Adult, $2.00 ChildRelated to:
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
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Yarraman Local Customs
IF your a visitor to Australia, and are travelling around country towns, you may be wondering why the roads are so wide in such small towns?
You will notice in my photo accompanying this review, that the main street is very wide.
This was made this way because of the Bullock teams that came through Yarraman with loads of timber. The Team could be made up with either 12 or 14 Bullocks, so the street had to be wide enough for the Team to be able to turn around.
Now, the Bullocks have gone and left behind are lovely wide streets with plenty of safe area for car parking.Related to:
- Historical Travel