The Lily Vineyard and Dutch Windmill

 

 

BORDEN

 

HEMA Map reference 74/H7

 

GPS 34 04 25 S 118 15 39 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

390 Km

Population

60

Average Rainfall

384mm

Mean Max Temp

C

Mean Min Temp

C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9827 2800

Fire and Rescue

000

Medical

08 9827 2222

Visitor Centre

08 9827 1007

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Stirling Range Retreat

08 9827 9229

Mt Trio

 

08 9827 9270

 

HOTEL / MOTEL

Glenelg Quarters

 

08 9827 9274

Mongup Farm

 

08 9827 9234

The Lily

 

08 9827 9205

The Lodge

 

08 9827 9234

Yardup Cottage

 

08 9827 9209

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Borden is one of the entrance points to the Stirling Range National Park. The park is known for the variety of flowers and the number of bird species it contains. To date nearly 190 species of birds have been identified in the park. Estimates for the types of wildflowers range over 1000.

 

Free willy?

 

Hmmm.. not sure about the political correctness of this one but there is (apparently) a whale's willy mounted on one of the walls of the Borden Tavern.

 

The Lily

 

This replica of a Dutch windmill was built out of recycled bricks and timber from the old Albany jetty by Mr. Pleun Hitzert. It is a fully operational flour mill producing organic flour which is sold from the premises. There is an adjacent restaurant located in a reconstructed railway station that originated in Gnowangerup.

 

I guess from the above you could say that Borden's claim to fame is the Lily and the willy.....

 

HISTORY

 

Borden's name originates with a Canadian Prime Minister - Robert Laird Borden who was in office between 1911-1920.

 

In 1860 a police station was established at Madgitup and Sgt. George Chester was put in charge.

 

In 1910 a large woolshed was built and became one of the main income earners for the district.

 

Initially Borden was a siding on the Gnowangerup to Ongerup railway. The railway operated from January 6th 1913 to October 13th 1957.

 

The town site was gazetted in 1916 (another source says 1915 but is incorrect) and by 1924 the district had a school that opened with a total of 19 students. The school was conducted at its original location until 1984, when the main building was transported into town where it is still used.

 

The town hall was completed in 1928.

 

 

TALL TALES AND TRUE

 

Throw away collars

 

The rather oddly named 'Paper Collar Creek' was a stopping point for sandalwood cutters coming back into town. They would stop at the creek to collect paper bark with which they made collars. They would then wear the paper collars while they were in town (apparently to impress the ladies) and then throw the collars away when they haeaded back to the bush to collect more sandalwood.

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Borden Gazebo BBQ Area, Stirling Range, Nightwell Mineral Springs, Magpie Manor, The Wildlife Haven.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Windmill, Hotel.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Wagin

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6338

Local Government : Shire of Gnowangerup

 

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