Photographer's Note

The historic Greenough Church was caught on a clear morning's light while I was travelling north on a holiday.

Located 24 km south of Geraldton and 400 km north of Perth (via the Brand Highway), Greenough is one of the most interesting historical towns in Australia. Claimed by some to be the country's best preserved nineteenth century town, Greenough is a collection of eleven buildings including the gaol, courthouse, police station, churches, and school - is administered by the National Trust and is open from 9.00 am - 4.45 pm daily. There are guided tours of the village which depart from the National Trust building regularly throughout the day. Beyond this National Trust zone lie the ruins of the Wesley Church (the area was settled by large numbers of Wesleyans), the gracious old Grays Store, Clinch's Mill and the Greenough Hotel. As well, a short distance up the road is the companion settlement of Walkaway. The appeal of Greenough lies in its sense of solidity and certainty. Realistically it is now a ghost town - only the National Trust guides are here to haunt the visitor. Yet in the churches, court house and police station - all of which are built in stone - there is a suggestion that this was a town built to last for eternity.

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