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Beverley

Beverley is a classic country town located 130 kms east of Perth on the Avon River. Founded in 1838, Beverley is one of Western Australia's oldest settlements. This album brings you samples of Beverley's interesting architecture, with examples ranging from the colonial period of the late 1880s to the 1930s Art Deco style and an example of a late 1960s geodesic dome. A feature of Vincent Street is the Vampire Jet No. A79-638 at the entrance to the Aeronautical Museum which is a tribute to the aviators of Western Australia. Historical highpoints of aviation in this State are told in photographs and stories as well as displaying models of various fighting aircraft and modern passenger planes. This album concludes with rural and forest scenes captured through the bus window on the homeward journey when I couldn't resist capturing the passing scenes.

Date(s): May 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 57 of 57 Total. 10556 Visits.
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Beverley Aeronautical Museum
Situated in the centre of town, this museum is a tribute to the aviators of Western Australia. Historical highpoints of aviation in this State are told in photographs and stories.

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Vampire Jet No A79-638
At the entrance is this Vampire Jet No A79-638 which was a two-seat trainer. Australia built almost two hundred of this type of aircraft.

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Aeronautical Museum Display

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Aeronautical Museum Display

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Aeronautical Museum Display

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Aeronautical Museum Display
Passenger Plane.

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Aeronautical Museum Display
Passenger Plane.

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Aeronautical Museum Display
Model Aeroplanes including BAE Harrier GR3 (Jump Jet), Sopwith F1 Camel, and Junkers JU88.

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Aeronautical Museum Display
Model Aeroplanes including DH89 Dragon Rapide, DH2 De Havilland, and Hawker Fury 1.

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Aeronautical Museum Display
Model Aeroplanes including Tiger Moth (Training Aircraft) and Aichi D3 A1 Val.

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De Havilland Vampire A79-651

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De Havilland Vampire A79-651
This Aircraft is on display in Hunt Road, Beverley, and was the first delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force in September 1959.

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The Tragedy of the "Amana"
The DC4 "Skymaster" of Australian National Airways was the first aircraft to be able to fly Adelaide to Perth non-stop.
This DC4 named "Amana" was lost on 26 June 1950.


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"Amana" Memorial
The "Amana" nose wheel which is a memorial to those who died in the Skymaster DC4 crash in 1950.

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The "Amana" Memorial Beverley
The "Amana" Memorial is the remains of a landing leg recovered from the crash site. The names of the passengers who died are engraved on a plate mounted at the front of the Memorial.

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"Amana" Memorial
Another view of the "Amana" nose wheel which is a memorial to those who died in the Skymaster DC4 crash in 1950.

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Vampire Jet No A79-638

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Beverley Post Office
Built in 1910 at the cost of £1870, this elegant building still houses the Post Office on the ground floor and accommodation on the first floor.

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Beverley Post Office
Built in 1910.

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Bank Building
This substantial and elegant building was erected in 1917 for the National Bank. Later it became the Australasian Bank and is currently the ANZ Bank.

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Hotel Beverley
Built in 1886 as the "Railway Hotel", the facade was remodelled in 1938 in the Art Deco style. However, you will still find details of the 1880s style in the hallway and dining room.

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CWA Building
The Country Womens Association building dates from 1936 and is a typical example of the Western Australian architecture at that time.

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Child Health Centre
The Child Health Centre is another classic example of the Art Deco style of the 1930s and is still being used for its original purpose.

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Old Fire Station
This Art Deco building was used as the Fire Station until recently. Note the interesting door and elegant motif above the doorway.

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Beverley Town Hall
The Beverley Town Hall was built in 1938, designed in the Art Deco style by Perth architect W.G. Bennett and still used for many functions.

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Pioneer's Stone Cottage

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Pioneer's Stone Cottage

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Geodesic Dome
Modern and innovative architecture.

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Geodesic Dome
Built in 1968 after a fire destroyed the old Barnsley Motors Garage, this is a rare example in Western Australia of the innovative architecture of American Buckminster Fuller.

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Magnificent Tree is a feature of this Street

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Pincushion Hakea (Hakea laurina)
A new flower unfurls on this tree beside the footpath.

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Pincushion Hakea (Hakea laurina)

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Agricultural Land
Homeward bound through the farmlands of the wheatbelt where the crop has just been sown in this paddock.

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Eucalypts line the Driveway to this Farm.

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Green Pastures

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Rocky Outcrops in the Green Paddocks

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York Gum by the Fenceline
Farmhouse in the distance.

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Paddock of Sheep and New Born Lambs

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Vegetation on Road Verge

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Roadside cutting showing Sub-soil

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More Crop has been sown in this Paddock

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Waiting for the Crop to Germinate

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Sheep graze in late afternoon shadows

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CBH Bulk Storage behind Trees
After harvesting their crop the farmers deliver the wheat to these CBH Wheat Bins where it is held until distributed to buyers.

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CBH Grain Silos behind Trees
CBH also stores harvested Grain in these Silos.

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Natural Woodland Vegetation

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Golden Trunks of York Gums
The late afternoon sun highlights the golden glow of the trunks of these lovely York Gums.

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Roadside puddle and young Eucalypts

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At the T-Junction

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Farmlands

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Agricultural Land

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Green Pastures

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Rural Scene
The last of the agricultural land before entering the State Forest Reserve.

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Entering the State Forest Reserve
As we cross over the Darling Scarp, areas have been set aside for state forests, parks and recreation purposes.

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State Forest Reserve
State forests protect biodiversity and provide habitat for Western Australia's unique flora and fauna. Bushland areas have unique value in absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and acting to reduce the greenhouse effect.

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State Forest Reserve
Forest areas and other reserves are strategically placed as water catchment areas.

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State Forest Reserve
Significant areas of Perth have been set aside for parks, recreation reserves and state forests and the proportion per person is being maintained at a high level.

   
 
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