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Blog post on the interesting and evolving Greenough Museum & Gardens along with a few of the connections between Greenough, Three Springs and Carnamah...
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The Macpherson family took up pastoral leases in Carnamah in 1861 and settled permanently in the district in 1868. The family originally hailed from a small place called Alvie in Inverness, Scotland. Shown here is the outlook from the small church at Alvie, where Duncan and Mary Macpherson had married before migrating to Australia.
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We're delighted to reveal that we're a finalist in the 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards! Along with another six finalists we're in the running for outstanding contribution to heritage by a community-based organisation. The winners will be announced on 3 April.
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Further info on the awards and the full list of finalists can be seen at http://bit.ly/1mWiwr1
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With school now back in full swing, we thought it was timely to take a step back in time! This great shot is of the Winchester State School in South Carnamah in the 1930s #school   #education
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Such contrasts.... imagine if a child went to school with no shoes today!
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Australia Day in Perth in 1954: "With aircraft above, yachts racing on the horizon, speed boats skimming the surface and bigger power-craft at anchor, Crawley Bay was the setting of a continuously changing aquatic and aerial panorama at the Australia Day regatta yesterday. Many of the onlookers were wearing bathers but most of this group preferred to sit in the shade of a riverside tree." - The West Australian, 2 February 1954
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A once familiar household scene - separating fresh cow's milk into skimmed milk and cream using a milk separator. This one was taken on a Carnamah farm in the 1920s and will make a great addition to our virtual exhibit on Milk, Cream & Butter at www.carnamah.com.au/milk 
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In 1916, after heavy negotiations, the Midland Railway Company eventually decided they could sell a farm to a woman. Miss Agnes Lawson purchased a farm in her own name in Winchester, South Carnamah and on 20 March 1916 she departed London on her way to Western Australia. She married and had two children late in life. When her younger child, Charlie Sharp, was just weeks old her husband died. She successfully ran her late husband's farm in Carnamah and established a local dairy.
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Truck loaded with bags of wheat outside the Carnamah Hotel on Macpherson Street in the 1920s - back when it was only one storey!
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Unlocking the land! 100 years ago, in 1914, the Midland Railway Company began selling town lots on the east side of the Carnamah townsite.
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Thank you to everyone who voted for us in Bankwest's 365 Grants. Out of the 20 community organisations, we received the most votes!
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10 Macpherson Street Carnamah WA 6517 Australia
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Carnamah is a town and farming community 300 kilometres north of Perth in Western Australia.
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The Carnamah Historical Society was founded in 1983 to collect, record, preserve and promote local history.

Visit us online at  www.carnamah.com.au