Pinjarra Mural

Pinjarra Mural

After a little housework this morning, I set of to walk the Pathways to Pinjarra’s Past.  The visitor information centre had given me the booklet and guide.  This was a very interesting walk as each point of interest is documented in the booklet.  The history of each place is explained as well. There are two houses belonging to a pioneering family with strong links to Pinjarra, the McLarty family. Edward McLarty built Liveringa in approximately 1860 for his new bride and then Edenvale in 1888.  Edenvale is a 17 room residence and is used for the Visitor Information Centre and Heritage Tea Rooms after being saved from demolition by protesting Pinjarra residents. It would have been a tragedy if this magnificent building had been lost.  The grounds which are complete with original windmill, an old well and butchery are impressive.

Across the road are the Old Schoolhouse c 1896 and the Schoolmasters’ House c 1896 and the Heritage Rose Garden which was established in 1982 and has over 380 bushes.  There is a memorial rose garden incorporated.

The walk takes me down along the Murray River and back into town, passing the St John’s Anglican Church and Churchyard. This is the earliest known cemetery in the Pinjarra district and the McLarty name features heavily here too.

There’s a great sculpture of a lounge overlooking the river and the path heads towards the suspension bridge before arriving at the town clock and Post Office. The main street has many historic buildings and it’s good to be able to read the history of these.

Finishing the walk, I do a spot of grocery shopping before heading back to the bus and lunch.  I have computer work to do this afternoon and, as it’s quite nippy outside, I close everything up and enjoy the warmth.

After a little housework this morning, I set of to walk the Pathways to Pinjarra’s Past.  The visitor information centre had given me the booklet and guide.  This was a very interesting walk as each point of interest is documented in the booklet.  The history of each place is explained as well. There are two houses belonging to a pioneering family with strong links to Pinjarra, the McLarty family. Edward McLarty built Liveringa in approximately 1860 for his new bride and then Edenvale in 1888.  Edenvale is a 17 room residence and is used for the Visitor Information Centre and Heritage Tea Rooms after being saved from demolition by protesting Pinjarra residents. It would have been a tragedy if this magnificent building had been lost.  The grounds which are complete with original windmill, an old well and butchery are impressive.

Across the road are the Old Schoolhouse c 1896 and the Schoolmasters’ House c 1896 and the Heritage Rose Garden which was established in 1982 and has over 380 bushes.  There is a memorial rose garden incorporated.

The walk takes me down along the Murray River and back into town, passing the St John’s Anglican Church and Churchyard. This is the earliest known cemetery in the Pinjarra district and the McLarty name features heavily here too.

There’s a great sculpture of a lounge overlooking the river and the path heads towards the suspension bridge before arriving at the town clock and Post Office. The main street has many historic buildings and it’s good to be able to read the history of these.

Finishing the walk, I do a spot of grocery shopping before heading back to the bus and lunch.  I have computer work to do this afternoon and, as it’s quite nippy outside, I close everything up and enjoy the warmth.

Edenvale

Edenvale

Butcher House

Butcher House

Liveringa Well

Liveringa Well

Liveringa

Liveringa

Heritage Trail Plaque - Liveringa

Heritage Trail Plaque – Liveringa

Heritage Rose Garden

Heritage Rose Garden

Red Gum Plaque

Red Gum Plaque

Western Australia Reg Gum

Western Australia Reg Gum

Museum

Museum

Murray River

Murray River

Chair Sculpture on Creek Bank

Chair Sculpture on Creek Bank

Murray River Jetty

Murray River Jetty

Pinjarra Church

Pinjarra Church

Churchyard Cemetery

Churchyard Cemetery

Town Clock

Town Clock

Post Office

Post Office

Trinity Church Plaque

Trinity Church Plaque

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

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