Originally the Bank of New South Wales the Bankwest branch in the town holds the record as the worlds smallest bank. The weatherboard building measures 3m by 4m. It was closed in 1997.
According to the sign on the door it was once a WWII aircraft lookout post and then a childcare centre.
Check it out!! I found the World's Smallest Bank!!! Cute hey :o)
It is Bankwest which is the bank I work for :o)
The Bank wasn't always Bankwest. It used to be the Bank of New South Wales. Interestingly this little building which is only 3x4m once used to be an aircraft observation centre during WWII and at one time it was a child health centre.
Please also see that the VT Flag and my VT thongs were there too! :o)
Kokerbin Rock not far from Shackleton, is the third largest monolith in Australia - monolith being big rock. Bet you are right now thinking you know what the largest monolith in Australia is...... right?
If you said Uluru, then you are wrong!! haha :o)
The largest monolith in Australia is actually Mount Augustus located up north-east of Western Australia and the 2nd largest is Australia's famous Uluru or Ayres Rock. Interesting hey :o)
Anyway, Kokerbin Rock is definately an interesting place to visit. We saw a mini wave rock - the larger wave rock is about an hour drive south from here at a place called Hyden - and we also saw mini devils marbles. The real big famous Devils Marbles are located near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory down south of Darwin.
You can camp free here. We saw quite a few people setting up for the night.
Like most places in the big Australian Outback flies can ruin your holiday so be prepared for them. We saw that the campers were - they were all wearing hats with fly mesh hanging down over their faces.
We just pulled a few branch twigs off and swatted ourselves as we walked along.
Swat those flies Jesse!! :o) In picture 3 you can see the fly on Jesse's face.