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YARLOOP

 

HEMA Map reference 74/E3

 

32 57' 18" S 115 53' 52" E

 

 

Where is this?

 

 

 

 

Statistics

 

Km from Perth

126

Population

658

Rainfall

984mm

Max Temp

C

Min Temp

C

Autogas

 

Telecentre

 

 

Caravan Parks

 

Unknown

 

Services

 

Visitor info.

08 9729 0300

Hospital

08 9733 5007

Police

08 9733 5001

 

link to Mingor.net website

 

Attractions

 

Logue Brook Dam, Workshop Museum, Yarloop Pool, Hoffman Mill, Yarloop Heritage Trail, Sotico Timber Mill Tour, Hoffman Road Lookout.

 

Buildings of note

 

Unknown

 

Calendar Of Events

 

March-October: Live steam days 2nd Sunday of each month. April: Aussie cars in the loop.

 

Hotel

'Leprechaun's house' well cover

Church

Yarloop Workshop museum

 

Description

 

Once thought to have been called Yard Loop after a loop in the rail line it is now believed that the name was Aboriginal in origin and comes from the word ?yalup?. There is a Yalup Brook just 5 kilometres north which lends more weight to this view.

 

It was a timber siding on the Perth to Bunbury railway in 1896. The main industry in this area was timber with the timber mill dating back to the early 1900s. Developed as a private town it was not gazetted until 1962.

 

Yarloop Workshops Museum

This museum houses the largest collection of working steam engines in the southern hemisphere. It is very extensive and well worth the small entry fee. The workshops used to have it's own foundry and there is an amazing collection of wooden blanks of parts that were once used by various machines at the workshops.

 


 

 

 

 

 

I'm lost please take me home...

 

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