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Corrigin Things to Do

  • Corrigin Dog Cemetery

    The cemetery was established in 1974 when local man Paddy Wright was looking for somewhere to bury his beloved dog 'Strike'. Another local, Alan Henderson buried his 'mate' alongside and erected a tombstone. A local man makes and looks after the tombstones. There now 80 'best friends' buried in the cemetery. It is well worth a visit to wander...

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  • Dog in a Ute

    A utility truck (ute) with a dog in the back is a very common sight in country Australia. One of the more noticeable things in Corrigin is a very large ute up a pole being driven by a dog. It is outside the local petrol station and if you don't know what it means just ask any local. The story goes like this.In 1997 some folk in Victoria decided to...

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  • Stop at the dog in the ute servo.

    Get those cameras out and start taking those special pics of the dog in the ute on top of the Corrigin servo station.It kind of spins you out when you first see it from the main road and even though visitors may not know the meaning of the dog in the ute they soon find out......it is an outback and country custom to have a utility truck for work or...

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  • Corrigin WA - Home of The Dog Cemetery

    A lovely tribute to farmers and other dog lovers.... the Dog Cemetery in Corrigin is unique to this quaint little country town. If you are passing in the vicinity, maybe visiting the famous Wave Rock, then I would recommend that you come here and have a look. It's nice to see the different grave creations and it is very obvious that all dogs that...

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  • The Dog in the Ute - Famous in Corrigin...

    Corrigin WA is famous for the Dog in the Ute which is all about an annual event whereby people from all around the countryside parade into town with their Utes (Australian for a Utility tray back car) with dogs in. Corrigin holds the world title for the most dogs in utes. The main competitor is the State of Victoria however Corrigin has been taking...

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  • In Memory of Strike

    Paddy Wright started the cemetery in 1974 after the death of his best mate Strike. He wanted somewhere to bury him. This was followed by Alan Henderson burying his dog beside Strike and adding a tombstone. Others followed and today there are some 80 beloved pets buried there. Reading some of the headstones and the dedications, it is easy to tell...

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  • Ornate Headstones

    Some of the owners have really got carried away with their dedication to their dogs with where loving owners have gone to the expense of having quite ornate headstones. There are some common dog names such as Spot, Duke, Bob, Dusty, Boss and some unusual names as well. Anyone can bury their dog here but they must go through the Shire Office to...

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  • The Dog Cemetery

    Just outside of the town on the road to Quairading is this amazing little cemetery dedicated to precious canine pets of the townsfolk. Fortunately I read about it before going to Corrigin otherwise if you are just driving through you might not even see it or understand what it is about.

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  • Memorial Wall

    At the entrance to the Pioneer Museum is the Pioneer Memorial Wall. This has a listing of all the early pioneers to settled in Corrigin.

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  • Step Back In Time

    Buildings within the museum include a blacksmith’s shop, and old styled one room school and a shearing shed.Beside the museum is a miniature railway and steam train which can take passengers on a small ride around the museum.Open Sun 2.00pm – 5.00pm. A small fee for Adults and children are free.

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  • Corrigin Pioneer Museum.

    The Pioneer Museum complex houses a wonderful assortment of old farming machinery collected from around the area including an original Sunshine harvester. Early life in the area is depicted in district photographs and other memorabilia.

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  • Town Hall

    Corrigin’s Town Hall was originally the Road Board Office which was built during the 1920’s. The building is quite ornate with its high ceiling and late art nouveau style plaster finish. The façade is equally attractive and is said to be one of the best of its kind in rural Western Australia.

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Corrigin Transportation

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    by keeweechic Written Jul 15, 2009

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    Corrigin is around 230kms south east of Perth – around 2 ½ hrs drive from Perth. Travel to Brookton to the town from Perth or via Bunbury through Narrogin, Albany or from Esperance.

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Corrigin Local Customs

  • Dog In A Ute

    This unusual titled event was first held at St Arnaud in 1997. It is made up of a queue of Utes and Dogs in a row which drive bumper to bumper in convoy 7kms into town. An earlier record in 1998 was 699 but that was broken in 2002 with a record number of 1527. The event which is held between Victoria and Western Australia raises money for the Royal...

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  • Tidy Town

    Corrigin is just a small town but has earned the title of Tidy Town several times because of its neat and tidy appearance. The award was initiated in 1965 to Keep Australia Beautiful.

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