On the trail of Art, Westonia, Western Australia

On our way back to Perth from Kalgoorlie we made a quick stop at Westonia. Just a tiny town off the main highway with a population of under 300. This was a cute little place and I loved the way the people have made the most of the history there.

Established in 1911 by Alfred Weston after the discovery of gold was found in the area. By 1917 there was a population of 2,000. Westonia has won Tidy Towns twice in the last twenty years.

There is a caravan park, a good place for an overnight stay for the “Grey Nomads” travelling around Australia in their camper vans and caravans. Also there is a small gift shop/cafe and Post Office/Supermarket/Cafe.

Front door to the Gift Shop

We hoped to have lunch here but unfortunately they were just closing, but the Post Mistress was there delivering their mail and she very kindly offered to make us some rolls at the Post Office. Country town hospitality at its best.

I’ve used this post to link up with Cee’s Photographing Public Art as I thought it fell quite well under this category!

Thanks for visiting Westonia with me!


  1. Alison, what a lovely town you’ve uncovered here. The artwork is adorable. I love the Meals and Beds. The name and the way they abbreviated it says something about both the location and the era. The booths are a fantastic way to bring back history. I’m going to send this post to my friends in Woodlake. It’s a great little town, and would benefit from something cute like this to remember their history. Too cute! 🙂

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  2. I have never been to or heard about Westonia but am so glad you made the effort to leave that long stretch of highway, to find this town and its recreations of busier times. Fantastic and thanks.

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