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Near Greenhills Inn, Greenhills, in the Shire of York
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Near St Andrew's Church, Greenhills, in the Shire of York
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by one of the first female Publicans in Western Australia, Mary Ann McMullen.
Today it’s a popular destination with an enjoyable historic rural ambience.
Photo: Ronja Dirksen
Photo courtesy Greenhills Progress Association
because the first Agricultural Hall at the original townsite
was considered too small for the district’s needs. Photo: Aiden Gentle
Mrs Bell, the teller, was also a nurse and often called upon to assist the community as the nearest hospital was in York. Image courtesy Heather Mills
As a private house in 1984 it featured in the telemovie of Albert Facey's book ' A Fortunate Life'. Photo courtesy Mervyn Stephens & Greenhills Progress Association
Near the turntable stood a large cast iron Engine Water Tank that held water pumped from the nearby well. Photo: Jeff Austin
From 1904 until 1917 races were held at a new racecourse two miles from the station. Photo courtesy Graham Penny
A popular subject for artists and photographers, it was restored in 2001 and is now the only existing building in this area of the townsite.
A Blacksmith’s shop and a General Store previously stood nearby. Photo: Ronja Dirksen
From here, retrace your steps back to the Greenhills Inn.
girls. It ran until 1910, when more people lived at the new townsite and a school opened there. Photo courtesy Graham Penny
service. It replaced the original St. Andrew’s Church, the remains of which can be seen in the Cemetery. Photo: Bernie Wagnor
which was built in 1882 and constructed of stone.
Please tread carefully; there are many unmarked graves here. Photo: Tanya Warnock
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About Greenhills Heritage Trail - York
Although classified as an urban walk, this trail is in the middle of idyllic, peaceful countryside!
A trail in two parts with interpretive signage at all points of interest, the main section is an inviting short 1.5 kilometre walking exploration of the present-day hamlet of Greenhills. The current townsite grew around the railway branch line from York that opened in September 1898 and still has the Greenhills Inn as its hub, as it has been since 1906.
A short 3 kilometre drive takes you to the old townsite section of the trail which centres on St.Andrew's Church at the crossroads of Penny Drive and the York - Quairading Road.
The Greenhills Heritage Trail is a community project by the Greenhills Progress Association., who thank all involved, especially Judy Binning, Barbara Ryan and Jenet Ryan whose dedicated efforts over many years have resulted in the information displayed on the trail.
This trail has 2 sections, section 1 is 1.5km, section 2 is 700 metres.
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Time / Duration
1 - 3 hours
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Hazards & WarningsSnakes live in the countryside and may occasionally be seen, especially in warm weather. Many species are venomous. If encountered do not disturb or let dogs disturb.
FacilitiesToilets, telephone and water access points are at the Greenhills Inn for patrons only.
The Gazebo is good shady spot with seating and there are seats at the Bakery and St Andrew's Church.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
All year round. Temperatures can be hot in January and February.
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Greenhills Heritage TrailThe Greenhills Heritage Trail is a community project by the Greenhills Progress Association.
Greenhills Inn (1906)The Greenhills Inn (originally called the Railway Hotel) was built in 1906 by one of the first female Publicans in Western Australia, Mary Ann McMullen. Today it’s a popular destination with an enjoyable historic rural ambience.
Greenhills BakeryThe Bakery was owned by Herbert Taylor who lived in Greenhills from 1897-1909. A popular subject for artists and photographers, it was restored in 2001 and is now the only existing building in this area of the townsite. A Blacksmith’s shop and a General Store previously stood nearby.
St. Andrews Anglican Church (1912)(Old Townsite) State Registered Heritage Place no. 02821This charming wooden Church opened in September 1912, with 130 people attending the first service. It replaced the original St. Andrew’s Church, the remains of which can be seen in the Cemetery.
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