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Snapshot - Walkaway Station Museum

Published on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at 10:40:00 AM

Walkaway Station Museum: Excerpt from the Walkaway Station Museum Conservation Plan 2010

Construction of buildings within the Walkaway Railway Station Precinct commenced in 1886. The place was designed by the eminent Public Works Department Chief Architect, George Temple Poole, who was responsible for the design of numerous public buildings in Western Australia. The building of the Walkaway Railway Station Precinct marked the beginning of the Walkaway locality and the development and growth of a communication and transport system in the region. The place also played a vital role in the connection of the Midland Railway Company railway line to Midland and the Western Australian Government Railways line to Geraldton. Walkaway was the terminus for the only privately owned passenger railway in Western Australia. Walkaway Railway Station was closed as an attended station in 1966. A local history museum was formed in the former Walkaway Railway Station buildings which opened on Easter Sunday 1974.

The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm.

Image courtesy of Lorin Cox.

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