Perenjori Travel Guide

  • No. 11 - Hold that Dog!
    No. 11 - Hold that Dog!
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    No. 11 - Hold that Dog!
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Perenjori Things to Do

  • HEART OF WILDFLOWER COUNTRY

    Perenjori is located in the heart of wildflower country, an area where you see fields and fields of colour made by the Everlasting Daisies. It's also one of the best spots to see the Wreath flower, although to find these, you have to travel 60kms from Perenjori, well worth the effort if you have the time.Once again, I found more wildflowers that I...

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  • TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

    The Perenjori Tourist Information centre, was in 1925, the branch of the Bank of New South Wales. Now, it is a Pioneer Museum, the Info centre and the Wildflower Way Tea Rooms.As usual, this is where I came to find out about the town. This centre is run by volunteers and is open in wildflower season, not sure about the rest of the year. The local...

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  • CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH

    The Church of St Joseph is another built by the famous Western Australian architect­ priest Monsignor John Hawes.Located on the edge of Perenjori is the Church, built in 1937 and quite different to the others of his I had seen. This one was painted white with green trimmings, all the others were stone, and in my opinion were much nicer!I couldn't...

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  • STOP AT THE TOWN PARK

    Perenjori shire has really put a lot of thought into providing for the Tourist.Running the whole length of the main street is a footpath which leads into a nice park where vehicles can use the free off street parking. The pathway is the "People's Pathway," where many of the cut-out sculptures are located. . At the park are clean free Toilets, a...

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  • ST. CHRISTOPHER'S CHURCH

    Located at the northern entrance of Perenjori, is the heritage listed, St Christopher's Anglican Church. This red brick building, had a small entry porch and white around the windows, a rather nice contrast to the brick! A steep gabled roof completed the Church, a rather strong looking building that I thought was rather quaint and appealing from...

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  • PIONEER MUSEUM

    The Perenjori Pioneer Museum was originally a bank and manager’s residence and now is used by the Tourist Information centre. In 1987, the Museum part was added, with memorabilia and furnishings from the Bank managers time. Outdoors has bits and pieces of old machinery and farm implements, including ploughs, seeders, trucks and more.On the side of...

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    No. 15 "NEXT MAN IN"Late for Cricket!"Wait! Wait for us - we're coming as fast as we can! Couldn't find my jolly pads - the damn dog had dragged them off the verandah. Come on, run Fred, or they'll start without us!"Cricket is a sport which groups of children can get together and have a lot of fun, back then and today! It wasn't until 1930's that...

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    No. 22 HARD WORK TO HARD HATS!Miners now and then."That's a funny hat you've go on young fella - won't keep the sun outta your eyes too well! You're mining for what - iron ore you say? Bah! How are you going to ret rich digging up that stuff?"This saying came about as it was GOLD that first brought wealth to the Perenjori district. The first gold...

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    No 21." PRECIOUS CARGO!Riding the railway to the city.Precious cargo for sure! Twelve dozen eggs for you to send down to the city today, Mr. Brown - and two rowdy children too. Heavens above, I think a term apart might be good for all of us - but do take good care of them anyway!"The trains took all sorts of things to the city! Some of the local...

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    No. 20 "BAG BY BRUTAL BAG"Wheat for the World."Blimey, I can't wait for this new bulk handling business to get going properly, these blooming bags don't get any lighter! And watch-out for that darn Carpet Python again!"bI bet those sacks of wheat were heavy, these days with "workplace health and safety," the bags are much, much lighter and easier...

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    No 19. "PASS THE SPANNER PLEASE"Repairs at Maurice's MachineryHey Wally - Pass me the big shifter will you? I think I can reach that darn bolt from in here, but I'm kinda stuck and I know old George wants his truck back by lunchtime."As years passed by, Horses were replaced by machinery, this meant more garages and machinery dealerships were...

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    No. 18 "DOWN THE LINETaking the Trolley to work" Keep at it Merv - just a couple of miles to town now, and I can smell that first beer at the pub! Strewth, but it's been hot out there today - and hard yakka too!"The railway line opened in Perenjori in 1915, giving a much needed boost to the area. Goods could be brought into Perenjori quicker, and...

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    No. 17 "GIVE US A SMOOCH!"Looks who has left the Dance earlyl!"Come on Mollie - give us a smooch! Your father can't see us out here - he's still inside at the Dance. And you know, I think your pretty special....."Perenjori was just like any other small country town in Australia, where the social life revolved around going to a Dance or a Concert....

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    No. 16 "WASHING DAY"The Ganger's wife at work"The heading to this sign is...."Oh bother, the wind is getting up again - if it blows any harder all my clean washing will get dusty again! And your father does like his work trousers to be just right..."This cut-out is about the days when many railway houses that were quite basic and without many...

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    No.10 "SHORT BACK AND SIDE"The Barber at work."There is no way you can mistake what this cut-out is about! Read the saying with the cut-out, a rather funny one!"Strewth Con, you're a hopeless case! That is a mighty fine bunch of carrots indeed - a credit to your shop. But for goodness sake don't make me laugh or I'll slit poor Joe's throat!"The...

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    Stop 4 "A CRUSTY, WARM, ONE POUND WHITE!"The Town Baker.Looking at this cut-out, I know straight away this is about the town Baker.The heading is..."Ah, good morning Mrs. Jones! Would you like your one pound crusty white straight from the oven? And oh, that heavenly smell - even after all these years I still love it!"I have to agree, the enticing...

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    "LATE FOR SCHOOL."I am at the beginning of the main street and at no 1, which is titled "Late for School." The cut-out shows a brother and sister dinkying. The girl is saying "Sit still Billy - if you keep wobbling around we'll fall off! We're already late for school because you were outside mucking around with the dog again!"This interpretive sign...

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    No. 9 "ANOTHER POT PLEASE"A Beer spill at the Bar."It's alright Clarry - don't you be fussing about your spilled Beer. Here's another for you, on the house. But goodness me, you don't need to be so nervous around me - I won't bite you!"This cut-out was out the front of the Perenjori Hotel that was built in 1919, using second hand material...

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    No. 8 "A TRIP TO TOWN"A day out for Mrs. Farmer.Come on Tommy - hurry up! The car is just over the road, and I don't want to be late for the meeting down at the C.W.A. I do love these trips to town each Thursday afternoon!"I think by the time you have reached Perenjori, you will have realized that homes/farms are well spread out. Think back to...

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    No. 7 "PASSING TIME"Smoko at Craske's Garage.I dunno Frank - the town's been awful quiet these last few days. Good thing we've got old Mr. Smith's Ford to work on, and usually there's more folk buying petrol toward the end of the week.."This empty site was where Frank Craske's garage stood for decades! Frank was a bloke who loved a yarn, so many a...

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    No. 6 "PASS THE PIGGY BANK"The Teller and his tiny customer.The heading for this cut-out is.."Well now, what have you got there, young Miss Mary? Is that your piggy bank I see? And how long have you been saving to fill that up with your pennies I wonder?"I guess most of us remember putting some coins in a Piggy Bank and wondering how much was in...

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    No. 5 "LEG OF LAMB COMING RIGHT UP!"Action at the Butcher's shop.A man holding a meat cleaver, this must be the Butcher! It sure was!One leg of lamb coming right up! What else can I get you on this lovely afternoon? I've just made some of my special fat pork sausages...."It was on this vacant spot that the Town's Butchery once stood. This was one...

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    Stop 3 "MORE THAN JUST CUPS OF TEA!""The CWA and the Silverchain ladies."This cut-out is about the ladies of the CWA. The CWA is a large women's organisation in Australia, whose aim is to improve the conditions for country women and children and make it a better life for their families. You find CWA's in rural & remote areas mainly, as it's in...

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    No. 2 "Off to work!"If you have read some of my other reviews on Western Australia, you would have come across Monsignor John Hawes.Father Hawes has built one of his Churches here in Perenjori. This steel cut-out shows Father Hawes with his dog, Dominee.Father Hawes is saying "Come on Dominee - we need to get these tools over to Mr. Crothers in a...

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Perenjori Restaurants

  • Great News & Takeaway/Cafe!

    Lynne & Stuart's is the Local Cafe/Newsagency Takeaway. They have a beaut Lasagne & Quiche. They have great fish & chips also.

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  • Fresh Bread & Rolls

    Nellie's has only just opened - but being in a town of approximately 200 people, it is a nice change to be able to go somewhere to buy fresh bread and to have nice meals and cakes. The Quiche was lovely. They also have Lasagne, Pizza, Pies & Pasties.The cakes are lovely too.

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Perenjori Warnings and Dangers

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    by poss058 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    During spring and summer, many reptilian creatures will come out of hiding to bask in the sunlight causing concern and potential risks to unsuspecting people and their pets. During this time you should take precautions and be aware of your surroundings in order to minimise the chance of dangerous encounters with any snakes.

    They are an integral part of the natural environment and play an important role in wildlife ecosystems.

    The most commonly encountered dangerously venomous snakes in the metropolitan area are dugites and tiger snakes. Tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus) are most common in vegetation around wetland areas. They are also often seen throughout the year sunning themselves in open areas and may be found well away from water.

    Dugites (Pseudonaja affinis) are most commonly found in the drier bushland areas around Perth, especially grasslands. They are fast-moving snakes that are attracted to aviaries and other locations where mice can be found.

    Both species hunt small mammals, frogs and lizards, and though they are active in the day, they are also active at night in warm weather.


    Precautions you should take

    Be aware and take care in bushland and grassy areas;
    walk and/or cycle on cleared areas only, where the ground can be seen;
    when out bushwalking, it is advisable to wear long trousers and boots or other enclosed footwear that preferably cover the ankles;
    Keep a watchful eye on the ground about a metre ahead of where you are walking and avoid entering areas of long grass, rushes and undergrowth;

    Learn the correct treatment for snakebite.

    What to do if you find a snake

    If you encounter a snake it is important not to approach or aggravate it in any way. Most snakebites occur when people accidentally step on them, or when they are attempting to kill them. As the warmer days of spring approach, snakes become more active and noticeable as they leave their winter retreats in search of a mate and food.

    TIGER SNAKE

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Perenjori Off The Beaten Path

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    by poss058 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Pack a picnic hamper and head for Coalseam National Park, where the landscape is a blanket of yellow, pink and white everlastings. Enjoy the views from the lookout of the walking trails.

    There’s a dry riverbed through the reserve and if you’re a bit of a rock hound it’s a paradise for pottering through specimens. Follow nature’s sculpture-work as the bed winds through gorges and cliffs.

    See the limestone cliffs of the gorges up close, there are fossilised remains embedded in the rock.

    Coalseam
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    • Eco-Tourism

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Perenjori Favorites

  • WORK FOR BACKPACKERS

    Perenjori sometimes has jobs available throughout the year for Backpackers, perhaps at the hotel, road-house, or on the farms. To find out the latest jobs check out Perenjori listings on Seek.com.au.Accommodation is available at the Perenjori Hotel or Caravan Park. The town has its own Aquatic centre, IGA supermarket, Medical centre, Garage and...

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  • Perenjori Hotel

    The Perenjori Pub is located down the road on the next corner from the Information Centre. There's only one main street in Perenjori so you can't miss it lol.We didn't venture in because it was closed. So remember if you are in town on a Sunday, the pub doesn't open until 4pm......gee and we were so thirsty too! :o)Link to Travelogues

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  • Who's the artist?

    I wonder who the artist is? Across the way from the Information Centre was the most awesome painting on the side of a building....pitty the wheelie bin got in the road haha. And the other painting here was done on a school building. There was another one that I cranned my neck to take a pic of as hubby wizzed by in the car, but unfortunately I...

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