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    Memorabilia

    by keeweechic Written Jul 9, 2009

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    The Old Police Station Museum complex displays a wide range of memorabilia, from furnishings and artefacts to farming equipment and tools. Old sheds are crammed full of items including a restored Whitchapel buggy.

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    Historic Precinct

    by keeweechic Written Jul 9, 2009

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    The Plantagenet Historical Society took over the property in 1968 and opened it as a museum in 1971. Several timeframes are depicted throughout the property such as the Convict Era (1867-1869), Police Force (1868-1957, the Perth to Albany Overseas Mail Coach (1879-1888), Post and Telegraph (1871-1890), the Railway Dam (11910-1950) and the Police and Mail Coach Horse Paddocks 1868 – 1940).

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    The Old Police Station Museum

    by keeweechic Written Jul 9, 2009

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    The Old Police Station complex is now a museum. It is made up of several buildings including the stables, coach house and living quarters amongst lawn and heritage rose beds.. In 1919 a court house was added. Some of the duties of the local police were to have a change of horses for the mail coach to use when they brought the mail through from Perth.

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    The Lockup

    by keeweechic Written Jul 9, 2009

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    In 1887, the lockup was an added to the side of the stables out back. Prior to this facility, the local policeman would bring his prisoner back and tie him to a log in the front of the station. The prisoner would stay there all day. At night the prisoner would be moved into the kitchen and his leg secured to the kitchen table.

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    The Old Police Station

    by keeweechic Written Jul 9, 2009

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    The old Police Station was but in 1867 by convicts and officially opened in 1868. It was built out of local ironstone blocks which were cemented together with mud. Pit sawn timber supported the room and jarrah shingles clad it. The station cottage became the living quarters for the officers and their families after a new station was built.

    Open Sat & Sun, public & school holidays, 10 am - 4 pm.

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    Mt Barker Summit

    by keeweechic Written Jul 9, 2009

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    The summit sits above 404 metres above sea level and was climbed by Dr Wilson and his party in 1829. From the top Wilson and his party were able to survey a lot of the surrounding area and determine their next route in their exploration.

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    Train Mural

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    Well not really a mural but certainly a depiction of the importance of the railway on the early days of the establishment of Mt Barker. This structure was a 50th Anniversary project in 2005 and was provided by the Rotary Club of Mt Barker.

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    Catch A Movie

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    The owners of the property will happily show you through the Yurts. If you like, you can also watch a Mongolian movie and enjoy a cup of coffee for a small fee. They are really comfy looking.

    You can visit between 9.00am and 5.00pm 7 days.

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    Inside The Yurt

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    The size of the Yurts are usually somewhere between 3 and 12metres in diameter. Inside there was some colourfully painted traditional furniture along with the pillars which have a traditional pattern. Also you will see a Mongolian saddle and a horse-head fiddle. Large colourful rugs line the floor for warmth.

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    Mongolian Yurt

    by keeweechic Written Jul 7, 2009

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    Something you don’t quite expect to see in Mt Barker is an authentic Mongolian Yurt or Ger as it is also known. This was an unexpected surprise while visiting Hutong’s Gallery. A Yurt is a Mongolian nomad’s traditional house which is made up of a wooden frame and usually covered by wool felt. It is designed in such a way to be transportable.

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    Mount Barker Hotel

    by keeweechic Written Jul 4, 2009

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    A typical Aussie pub in a 100 year old stone and brick building. The hotel offers lunch and dinner in the Sail Inn and takeout is available. There is also a large screen TV for watching horse racing from right around Australia. A TAB is in operation. Attached to the hotel is a bottle shop which carries quite an extensive range of spirits, beer and wine. Backpackers accommodation is also offered.

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    Plantagenet Hotel

    by keeweechic Written Jul 4, 2009

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    The Plantagenet was first known as the Park Hotel and was built somewhere between 1912 and 1914 by a important local farmer and orchardist when the apple industry was booming. A two Storey federation style building, it was and still is, an impressive piece of Mt Barkers history.

    The Plantagenet Hotel offers both motel and hotel accommodation. The hotel has some four poster bedrooms. Meals are provided in the dining room and bars which have cosy log fires burning in the cooler months.

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    All Saints Church

    by keeweechic Written Jul 4, 2009

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    All saints was built and consecrated in 1900. The church was built of stone and in 1912 a rectory was built adjoining the main building. In 1926 the church had another extension in the form of a brick nave.

    The church is fairly small and cosy and has some wonderful stained glass windows.

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    Wine Tasting

    by keeweechic Written Jul 4, 2009

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    You can visit Plantagenet Wines and taste their wines – Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Herimitage, frontignan, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon. A little early in the morning when we sampled but still we found several that we liked.

    The cellar door is open 7 days, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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    Plantagenet Wines

    by keeweechic Written Jul 4, 2009

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    Plantagent Wines was a must visit after I first tasted their Port. Plantagenet planted their first vines in 1968 and produced their first wine in 1972. It didn’t take long before they started wining awards.

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