Theme (Post#15) : Heritage Building – Settlers Front Shop & Gift Shop
Photos of the day are all about Settlers Front Shop & Gift Shop. The photos captured here were all along Avon Terrace, but in reality these are not the only buildings included as Settlers House & Village because it actually composed of units of rooms for accommodation and a courtyard which I missed to see and missed to capture photos because I only walked along Avon Terrace road. The path to the settlers house village are between Settlers Gift Shop and Settlers Front Shop and just behind it, the Settlers House & Village. One of the thing that was fascinating to learn was that these were also owned by Craig family (the one who owns the Castle Hotel, which I mentioned from previous photo post), specifically bought by widowed Mary Craig. She saw an opportunity on the business. And in 1877, it was leased by George Inkpen for district’s first newspaper – Eastern District Chronicle. Then, Inkpen family bought the property in 1929 where the whole building called as Inkpen Building. Only in 1972 where its name change to Settler’s House. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.
Settlers Front Shop
Settlers Gift Shop
Photo : heritage building, Settler’s House & Village
Location : 125 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Esperance or Albany and get off at Joaquina St in York Town
3. Take train from Perth Station to Midland Station, then exchange train from Midland Station to Joaquina St Station in York.
Official Website : Settler’s House & Village