New Norcia Off The Beaten Path

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    Bindoon General Store

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    One of the free last stops enroute to New Norcia (other than the odd petrol station) to pick up any bits and pieces. They sell newspapers, lotto tickets, as well as liquor. They will also provide morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch. Like all good old fashioned general stores, they will just about doing anything including dry cleaning, photo processing and probably anything else you can think of.

    Location : Gt Northern Highway, Bindoon.

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    The Chittering Museum

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    This is a little museum just off the Gt Northern Highway and you almost miss it. It was donated to the people of Chittering by former residents and stands to represent 40 years of collecting. Many of the items relate to the pioneer Glover family of Mooliabeenie. There are variety of bits and pieces from rocks, gems and model cars to kitchen memorabilia, farm implements and tools to car badges, photographs and glassware. You will also see some old oil lamps and irons. There is also a complete collection of Gaston machinery at the entrance.

    Opening hours: Summer 10am - 2pm, Winter 11am - 3.30pm Fri/Sat/Sun or by appointment.

    Location : Lot 2 Gt Northern Highway, Bindoon

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    Pearce Air Force Base

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    South of Bindoon is the town of Bullsbrook - Home of the R.A.A.F. station of Pearce. The base is for pilot training and is commanded through Air Force Training Command. The Base is also home to a number of Air Command Units . Air support for Navy and Army units who are located in or deployed to West Australia is also provided here. The Base also lends itself as home to 130 Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), who conducts military pilot training for the RSAF. Pearce, and its satellite airfield at Gingin, average around 106,000 aircraft movements per year, making it the busiest Base operated by the RAAF. Every year the annual air show at the base attracts visitors from all over the country.

    Location : Gt Northern Highway, Bullsbrook

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    Bindoon

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Bindoon is a small town about ½ hr south of New Norcia. There is a small public park, a bakery and service station and in the local post office is the tourist information centre. You can stop here first to get your information for New Norcia – not that there is a lot, but a map of the layout of the buildings is essential. You will also find hot showers and toilets.

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    Bindoon Holy Trinity Church

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    This historical little church is just south of the town of Bindoon. It was built in 1886 for less than £100 and is a lovely example of rustic architecture. All the timbers were either pitsawn or hand-dressed with an adze and the stones were hauled by voluntary labour and laid by a local stonemason.

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    The Catholic Agricultural College

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    The Catholic Agricultural College is north of Bindoon enroute to New Norcia. The farm was donated to the Christian Brothers in 1936 as a training centre for boys. In 1966 the property changed to become an Agricultural school for boys and then in 1995 the school became a co-educational college for year 8 – 12. The college is open Mon – Fri during school terms.

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    The Brockman Centre

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Housed within the Brockman Centre is the Arts and Craft gift shop and gallery shop. You will find gifts and souvenirs which are handmade locally. There is also a historical and heritage display. Open Wed 10.00am – 2.30pm and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

    Location : 4km south of Bindoon on the Great Northern Highway. Gifts and souvenirs are handmade

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    Chittering Valley

    by keeweechic Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Around half an hour south of New Norcia is the Chittering Valley which is made up of citrus farms and vineyards. There is a well marked wine trail which works its way through the valley covering some 76 km from Chittering Road, Chittering to Ashby Road, Gingin and takes in 7 wineries.

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