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Trip Start Jul 25, 2012
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Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Sunday, October 21, 2012

After doing the scenic tour of Northam it was a short drive on to York approximately 38kms away.

The town was abuzz with bikies, I guess on a Sunday outing being only an hours drive from Perth, and tourists either strolling along the quiet streets browsing at the local artefacts and antiques, or having lunch and a drink at the pub, or picnicking in the park along the River. I chose to pull up alongside the river and opened a good 'ol tin of sardines...my staple diet.

"York is the oldest inland town in Western Australia, situated 97 kilometres (60 mi) east of Perth in the Avon Valley near Northam, and is the seat of the Shire of York. Home to 3,800 people at the 2010 census, it was settled in 1831, only two years after Perth was settled in 1829.

A township did not begin to appear until 1836 when an army barracks and
store were built. It then began to take shape and great improvements
were noted as private and Government buildings were erected.

By the late 1880s the town was teeming with miners and fossickers, all
alighting from the train and preparing to make the long journey across
the plains to the goldfields. It was during the period 1885 to 1900 that
most of the town's impressive buildings were constructed, including the
Railway station buildings (1885), the Post and Telegraph Office (1893),
the Court House and Police Station (c. 1896), the York Hospital (c.
1896) and the School (c. 1897), designed by government architect George Temple Poole."

(Sorry I didn't take photos of all of the above)

St Patrick's Church, 1886



From York it was a harrowing drive through Perth on a sunny Sunday afternoon...
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