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War Years Drive Trail
by the City of Greater Geraldton

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Geraldton has had a long association with the military and war, beginning as early as 1629 when a brave group of soldiers, led by Private Wiebbe Hayes, rose against the mutineers of the shipwrecked Batavia. From the 1850s, Pensioner Guards played an important role in the settlement of the district. In 1899 members of the Geraldton Rifle Volunteer Corps joined the 1st (Western Australian Mounted Infantry) Contingent to fight in the Boer War.

Each stopping point on the trail may acknowledge one or more places of significance. Discovering the whole trail will take a full day, covering some 200km.

Available from Geraldton Regional Library for $10.00

A PDF version can be viewed from the Heritage in the Mid West - What can I see and do? page of the Library website.

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