Beverley Travel Guide

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Beverley Things to Do

  • The Store building

    Over the years alterations have been made to building which was constructed in 1896. The two stores as they were originally were then turned into one. The style is Federation Free – Commercial and it is a typical style of a retail showroom in a regional centre.

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  • The Cemetary

    The Cemetery is just out of town and down by the Golf Club. This is the local cemetery where the Aboriginal tracker Billy Noongale is buried. He accompanied the explorer John Forrest on his trek from Perth to Adelaide in 1870. Billy was born in this are in about 1852, his aboriginal name was Nungil. Their friendship was so strong that when Billy...

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  • The Beverley Post Office

    The Post Office was built in 1910 and today it still operates as he Post Office for Beverley. On the ground floor there are the offices and on the first floor there is accommodation. The Post Office was built at a cost of 1,870.00 pounds. The style is typical for post offices built around this time.Beverley's first Post Office was in the old Police...

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  • Early Business

    By 1872 the town consisted of five buildings – 3 of which are still standing. The hotel which was one of the early buildings was known as the ‘Settlers Arms’ (now called the ‘Dead Finish’) and another was the Police Station. The other first businesses included a bootmakers shop, and a butchery owned by Mr. Horace Smith. One of the first homes still...

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  • Vampire Aircraft A79-651

    This is the second Vampire aircraft in Beverley – the other one is outside the Aeronautics Museum on Vincent Street. You will see this one as you drive south into Beverley from York. It was placed there in 1989 after spending many years stored in a shed.

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  • Early Mills

    The first flour mill to serve the Beverley district was built at Yandegin in 1875 where the grain was ground between stones driven by steam. In 1896 a roller flour mill was established on the banks of the Avon River but was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day In 1906.

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  • The Hardware Store

    The Hardware Store was one of the very first buildings after Beverley township relocated its centre to Vincent Street. The store was built in 1886 by a Mr H.H. Sewell.

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  • The Roads Board Offices

    In Beverley’s early days the Road District was one of nineteen local authorities establish in 1871 under the Municipalities and Roads District Act. The District took in an excess of 150,000 sqkms and was made up of present Shires of Beverley, Brookton, Quairading, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Pingelly, Narembeen, Kondinin, Dundas and a portion of...

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  • Avon Ascent

    The Swan and Avon Rivers share a catchment area of more than 120,000 sqkms which form a link between the agricultural areas and the Perth residential area. The Avon Ascent was created to bring more understanding about the importance of the rivers and the land. The Avon Ascent is a self drive tour which runs through Perth’s hinterland to a number of...

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  • The Central Buildings

    The Central Buildings on Vincent Street were built over two years, from 1913 to 1914. A range of business have been housed in these buildings from a hairdressers to the Australasian Bank.

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  • The Clydesdales

    The stables were erected in the 1890’s and today houses the wonderful Clydesdale horses. The stables are complete with horse works and forge.

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  • The Cow Bail

    The cow bail is made from black gins (grass tree) and bush timer. It has been used in constant use for over 70 years and was typical of the type of structure used by farmers during the early times. This particular bail was recovered from a small farm in the south-west and rebuilt at the Kalamunda museum. It was moved to this location in 1997 and...

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  • Pioneer Homestead

    There is an original turn-of-the-century style pioneer homestead just near the main buildings which is furnished in period style. Surrounding the homestead is an extensive traditional colonial garden.

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  • Self Drive

    You can take a self-drive around the farm via the Avon Ascent land care trail which is a 50 hectare reserve which is a reserve for many animals (emu’s and kangaroos) and also over 130 species of plants. There is also a walking trail through the reserve. The land care had various signs around the drive which explain how the land is cared for and...

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  • Agricultural Machinery Museum

    The Farm is reported to have one of the largest agricultural machinery museums in Western Australia. There are over 200 items of machinery spanning 120 years of farming history which have been restored. Many of the tractors are in working order.

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  • Avondale Discovery Farm

    Avondale Discovery Farm is about 6 kms west of town and entrance to the farm is free. The farm which opened in 1979 by Prince Charles, is a unique living museum and also a modern working farm. It was opened for W.A’s 150th celebrations. There are lots of interesting things you can do at Avondale. The farm has also been used as a research station...

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  • Kath & Barry Fergusons Vintage Machinery

    The couple have a collection of vintage machinery on display. Also at what is known to the locals as “Barry’s Toys” at Ferguson’s garage are a number plates.

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  • Pentecostal Assembly of God

    Just up from the main road through Beverley town is the Pentecostal Assembly of God which was built in 1907 on the site of a previous church built in 1893. The style is Federation Gothic and services are held on Sunday at 9.30am and 6.00p.m

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Beverley Restaurants

  • Beverley Country Kitchen

    The café is open 7 days a week and caters for dining in or taking out with fresh rolls and cakes amongst other choices. They are also BYO. It was one of the very few places open on a Sunday but was a welcome sight for visitors.

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  • The Freemasons Hotel

    The Freemasons Hotel was built as a typical styled hotel in 1886 and was extended in 1908 with the addition of broad shady verandahs which were later removed. The Gallery Restaurant is open Friday and Saturday’s although counter meals are available.

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Beverley Transportation

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    by keeweechic Written Jul 19, 2005

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    Beverley is around 130 km east of Perth and takes about 2 hours to drive from Perth. Take the Great Eastern Highway through Midland until you reach the Great Southern Hwy. This will lead you into York and from there south to Beverley.

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Beverley Local Customs

  • The Harvest Festival

    The Harvest Festival in Beverley is held in November on the 3rd or 4th Sunday. There are stalls full of many local arts and crafts as well as displays of boot scooting, bush dancing, shearing, working dogs, Clydesdale horses as well as many activities for the kids such as cart and pony rides.

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  • First Families

    Some of the first families to settle in the Beverley District were the Smith's, Lennard's and Broun's, and on the Dale the Whittington's, Kersley's, and Cox and Bartrams, while amongst the earliest in the Bally Bally and County Peak district were the Blechynden's, Robins, Edward's and Kilpatrick's families.

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  • Wergijan

    Wergijan was the name given to the District of Beverley by the Aborigines who followed the seasons and the game animals over a wide area around Beverley. Many European settlers were shown where water could be found in dry seasons by the Aboriginals when they first came to the area. Because of their abilities and knowledge of the country and...

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Beverley Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware the Footpaths

    One thing I didn't expect to see was a guy galloping up the footpath... I felt like I was back in Texas. Passing traffic seemed to take note and slow a little so as not to startle the horse.

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  • Avon Valley Weather

    Don’t think because its blue skies and no clouds in Perth that the same will be in the Avon Valley. Just get some cool temps, no breeze and a little low lying waters and you can very easily find yourself in fog just as I did. I was inspired by the day then all of a sudden it was like a blanket came down and there was this thick fog around. It took...

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Beverley Off The Beaten Path

  • Balladong Farm

    Balladong Farm is a genuine living museum and the only working museum in Australia. The farm still operates with traditional methods and skills. First established as a farm in 1831, it was later sold and in 1848 convicts came to work on the farm. They were responsible for the building of the Shearing Shed, Granary, Stables and Bridge House....

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  • York

    York is a delightful old historic town around 30kms north of Beverley. The town was first surveyed in 1930 by Robert Dale and was named after the city of York in England and established in 1831 on the banks of the Avon River when the first settlers arrived. It was the first inland European settlement in Western Australia. The towns most impressive...

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  • Gwambygine Park

    Gwambygine Park is just north of Beverley on the main road. The park offers one of the few remaining pools of the Avon River. The park is open to the public all year round and offers picnic facilities, barbeques, an adventure playground, nature reserve and a River Walk. There is a viewing tower where you can view the wild life without creating a...

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Beverley Sports & Outdoors

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    The club is based just outside the Beverley township and provides trial flights and pilot training as well as adventure cross-country flying and racing. Trial flights are available most weekends from Friday to Sunday but booking is preferable. The club owns 3 x 2 seater gliders and 3 x 1 seater gliders as well as a tow plane. About 20 of the gliders are privately owned. The flights last about half an hour. The airstrip used to be an old WW2 airfield

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