This brochure gives an overview of Narrogin's historic attractions.
NARROGIN HERITAGE WALK TRAIL
The Narrogin Heritage Walk Trail is a fascinating 1,250m stroll through the town’s early settlement history. The circuit includes many of the historic buildings that tell the story of European settlement, and help tell the Stories of Us - of all those people who’ve made Narrogin their home through the years.
The trail is designed for one-way travel in a clockwise direction, and commences outside the visitor centre, on the corner of Park and Fairway Streets – although you can join it anywhere along the route. The trail is marked with black-on-silver triangles affixed to the footpath at regular intervals. These are particularly clear at turns and street crossings, while the walk trail’s interpretive panels also help define the way ahead. In most cases panels are visible from some distance away.
The Heritage Walk Trail showcases significant aspects of the cultural and built history of the town via a series of engaging and attractive interpretive panels.
Download the pdf guide to your device with the link below, or pop into the visitor centre and grab a printed version.
Alternatively click here for a virtual tour from the comfort of home.
OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
The Old Courthouse Museum displays an eclectic mix of historical memorabilia, photos, and locally produced objet d’art.
The Museum boasts a large and fascinating collection of pieces, which have undergone significant cataloguing.
Find the museum on the corner of Earl and Egerton Streets.
Phone: 9881 6758
In Narrogin town, this historic dam is a tranquil spot to chill out, take a walk, go bird watching, or see the local tortoises. An information bay describes the early history of the railway network, and the post-war European immigrants who have made a great contribution to the district. Two easy walk trails surround the dams. Cyclists and dogs on a leash are welcome. Best time: April to November,
There are picnic tables, gas barbecues and free RV camping.
Gnarojin Park was established in 1992 to celebrate the Centenary of Local Government in Narrogin. It is a long, linear park, running north south along the Narrogin Brook, and is the site of a range of public art conveying both Noongar and European history.
The park is a great spot for families and others to play, learn, relax, have a picnic, or enjoy a walk or cycle on the 2km (return) trail around the creek
Narrogin Restoration Group volunteers have restored an attractive display of vintage machinery and vehicles at the Vintage Museum on the intersection of Federal and Fairway Streets on the southern end of town.
The museum is open on the first Saturday morning of each month or by appointment
WAGIN HISTORICAL VILLAGE
Located in Wagin, 50 kilometres south of Narrogin, this is possibly the best historic village in Western Australia and one of the best in the country.
There are currently 26 buildings, all furnished to reflect their origins, including a Village Church, a replica of an 1880s cottage, an Aboriginal Mia Mia shelter, a Bag Tent, a Woolshed, Stables and a Cowshed, a community hall, a wattle thatch farm dairy, an old Bank, a one-room School, Printing shop, wattle and daub humpy, shepherd’s camp, Community Hall, Blacksmith’s Shop, Barber’s Shop, Dressmaker and Mallee Root Shed. It is open every day from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Be sure to also see Bart the giant ram.
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ALBERT FACEY'S HOUSE
Located in Wickepin, 46 kilometres east of Narrogin, this is the home that acclaimed author Albert Facey walked out of in 1934 during the Great Depression. The fascination of the building, apart from its connection with the literary history of the area, is that nearly all the rooms have the original Facey furniture in them. The house is much more than just another wheatbelt dwelling. It is a unique opportunity to view the harsh and simple lifestyle of the small wheatbelt farmer in the early 1930s. A.B. Facey's book A Fortunate Life is a defining Australian book because, in its title, is pure Aussie optimism and its story of a person who was savagely mistreated firstly by the harsh reality of growing up poor, enduring a harsh boss, World War 1 and the Great Depression
There is also a short walk trail and a children's playground
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