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Ravensthorpe Historical Society


There are many interesting facets to Ravensthorpe's history: mining, farming, fishing, exploring and...The Fence!

ladies on Jetty

Hopetoun's importance was always due to its location on the edge of the Southern Ocean. Read more.


Kundip Halfway Hotel

Kundip, once a thriving village half way between Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe. Read more.


Police station

Ravensthorpe, the town after which the Shire is named and the seat of its government is now a welcome stop on Highway 1. Read more.


Desmond School

Today still a gazetted town, Desmond bears little resemblance to its more active past. Read more.


Rabbit Proof Fence

The No 1 Rabbit Proof Fence starts on the shore of the Southern Ocean, in the Shire of Ravensthorpe. Read more.


steam train

The Ravensthorpe to Hopetoun Railway. Read more.