Structure : York Post Office – Oldest Surviving Post & Telegraph Building in Western Australia
Structure (Post#19) : York Post Office
Photos of the day are all about York Post Office. This building’s foundation has been laid in 1893 by the first Premier of Western Australia – John Forrest. The first post office was built in 1866 but its original building didn’t last that long but still made York Post Office to have the long period of unbroken postal service. The original building has been replaced by this building which used stones and bricks that was not familiar at that time. One of the newspaper (Eastern Districts Chronicle – newspaper company leased the Settlers House & York heritage building) made a laughing-stock news about its design. At the front of the Post Office can be found the two early style red phone boxes and an original mail box. And on the roof ridge behind the clock, the weather vane that was reputed to have been salvaged from a demolished local flour mill built in 1849 by Solomon Cook (shipwright, blacksmith and engineer from USA lived in York and became Australian). These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.
Photo : heritage building, York Post Office
Location : 134 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 : None