The past couple of weeks in Perth have given us some of the most beautiful autumn weather with days on end of mild sunshine, blue skies and barely-noticeable wind. I’ve just arrived home after living in Sydney for a while so I’ve had quite a lot of time free, in between job-hunting and settling back […]
Meckering is a small Wheat Belt town 132km east of Perth on the Great Northern Highway, located within the shire of Cunderdin. For information and photos about visiting Meckering and things to see and do, Click here. Thanks to Don Pugh for making this educational video available. History of Meckering in the Early Days The […]
About the Grace Bussell Story: Grace Bussell (1860 – 1953) is famous in Western Australia for riding her horse into thunderous crashing waves to rescue survivors from the SS Georgette ship wreck off Redgate Beach in 1876 when she was 16 years old. Pretty much everyone who lives in Western Australia for any length of […]
Westonia is a small town on the eastern edge of Western Australia’s Wheat Belt with a population of 278 (in 2011). It began as a gold mining settlement, but over the years wheat and sheep farming became the main industries that sustained the population through times of boom and bust in the gold mining industry.
Western Australia is a huge place spanning several completely different climate zones, geological provinces and ecosystems. And that’s not to mention the difference between the more built-up population dense areas with all the mod-cons, and the vast, empty deserts and wilderness areas! When you’re planning your travels around Western Australia and deciding where to go […]