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Oct 2018

York in the 1850s

7 Oct 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm

Does that hill look familiar?  It should if you live in York!  This is McCartney Street from Avon Terrace, looking towards Mt Brown in about 1858.  The first steam engine made in Western Australia was constructed here, working the mill that is shown in this picture. What happened to the weathervane on top of the mill? Who saved the townspeople when convicts rebelled in 1852?  Who was the Duke of York, and where did he live?  When was the first…

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