Central Greenough - Cafe and Historic Settlement

Step back in time

Stroll through the historic buildings of Central Greenough, close your eyes, and imagine the settlement as it once was, bustling with school children, shop keepers, policemen, magistrates, school teachers, priests and nuns. The administrative center formed in the 1860s as the hub of a once thriving agricultural community. But as farms floundered thanks to drought and flood the population of the region plummeted and the settlement was largely abandoned. Today National Trust seeks to preserve the settlement’s cultural heritage and encourage visitors to explore the buildings to imagine life here as it once was. Be sure to visit the gift shop and have a cuppa at the cafe to ponder the area’s history.


Corner Brand Highway and McCartney Road
Greenough WA 6532

Opening Hours
Mon to Sun 9am to 3pm
Blessed Waters

What souls would have been blessed by holy water from this bottle? Who sought to ward off evil or beg protection with its sacred flow? And what illnesses demanded the touch of its healing balm? While...

Family matters

This cot would have once cradled the babies born to the police sergeant and his wife, who lived in the house in the 1870s. Three of their 12 children would sleep crammed together in a trundle bed -...

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