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Arthur River Heritage Precinct
contributed by GerryRyder, taken on 28 September 2015
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John Cronin arrived in the Swan River Colony in 1855, aged 14. In 1869 he built the Arthur River Inn at the halfway point on the then difficult journey between Perth and Albany. Due to the sparse population of the district, the inn served not only for travellers, but also as a focal point for locals. Later in 1934, the Trimming family demolished the inn and used the stone to help construct the nearby Arthur River Hall. The inn's kitchen remains. It had been built separate from the inn itself to reduce the risk of possible fire affecting the accommodation. There was no running water. It was drawn from a nearby well. One of the oldest buildings still standing on Albany Highway, the nicely restored kitchen building strongly reflects 19th century pioneer construction styles.
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