Rail station is a ticket to rich past

Emma TaylorThe West Australian
Cr. Amy Knight, Dumbleyung townscape and tourism committee chair
Camera IconCr. Amy Knight, Dumbleyung townscape and tourism committee chair

Dumbleyung’s pioneering history has been honoured with the old railway building being developed into a self-guided historical display.

The display is designed to showcase the history of Dumbleyung through film, books and exhibits, with people able to view it in their own time by calling a listed phone number to gain entry.

Dumbleyung Townscape and Tourism Committee chairwoman councillor Amy Knight said it was good to see the rich history featured in an interesting and well-presented way.

“It’s also great to be able to activate a historic building in the process,” she said.

“We have a lot of people stop in Dumbleyung on their way through to places, so having this display in the main street is a good way to get people to hang around for a bit longer.”

The project is set to be extended with a new historic walk through the area, with signs highlighting the town’s significant buildings and sites.

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