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Australia Trains

Abandoned Hotham Train Cemetery, Perth

In order to reduce the dependence on Westrail’s ageing wooden coaches, Hotham Valley initiated a worldwide search in 1987 for second-hand, modern steel coaches that would meet the needs of the railway for a very long time into the future. The outcome of this search was the acquisition of a large fleet of eminently suitable […]

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Activity/Adventure Centre Australia

Abandoned Marapana Wildlife Park, Perth, WA

Marapana Wildlife Park used to be a hotspot for families and children to enjoy nature, the outdoors and the exquisite animals that can be found in Western Australia. For any newcomer to Australia, like myself, this attraction would have been the perfect place to see animals such as camels, koalas, crocodiles, kangaroos and snakes up […]

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Australia

Abandoned Soap Factory Tunnel, Perth

In 1905, the Burford Soap Factory was established in Fremantle, Perth. At the same time, a 96-metre tunnel was built, behind the factory. The original factory building has since been renovated into apartments, but the abandoned tunnel remains. At just 1.8 metres high and 1.4 metres wide, it’s a tight squeeze, and it gets a […]

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Australia Home/House

Abandoned House, Clackline, WA

I found this tiny grubby bungalow whilst exploring the abandoned Clackline Refractory and Quarry. I have never seen so much wall writing in any abandoned building and it was all so bad and crude I felt like I was in a museum of bad words. To make it even more unsightly, there was a dead […]

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Australia Business Historical structure

Abandoned Clackline Refractory and Quarry, Perth, WA

The tiny, rural town of Clackline dates back to the late 1880s. Western Australia was expanding its railway network, and Clackline was smack bang in the centre of three of those lines. It was the perfect spot to set up an undisturbed industrial town in the middle of nowhere.  By 1898, it was mostly railway […]

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Australia Business

Abandoned Fremantle Veterinary Hospital, WA

Constructed in 1906, this single-storey limestone and iron house is historically significant for its Australian Victorian-Georgian style of architecture, which can be seen by the symmetrical facades. This type of architecture is prominent in Fremantle, where this site is located. During the 1990s and early 2000s, the building was being used by the Fremantle Veterinary […]

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Australia Business Hotel

Abandoned Motel in Perth

This abandoned motel was a lovely find after I finished exploring the Greenacre Riding School in Wellard. It felt like old school urbex, you know, hopping over a fence and just straight away walking into the open arms of an abandoned building with not one window boarded up! Gone are those days for the most […]

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Activity/Adventure Centre Australia Business

Abandoned Greenacre Riding School

The Greenacre Riding School was built in the 1950s and was known by all who loved horses in Western Australia. Its owner, Vic Ferreira, was well-known and much-loved, which can be seen by his numerous awards for community involvement and achievement. Over a period of 30 years, hundreds of Australians and newcomers fell in love […]

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Australia Hospital Mental Asylum

Abandoned Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, WA

Finding the abandoned Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) in Perth, Western Australia was a pure fluke. I had originally gone out with the intention of finding an abandoned hotel but whilst driving around the perimeter of the not-so-exciting looking hotel, this huge, formidable building with scaffolding caught my eye. “Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital” was […]

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Australia Hospital Mental Asylum

Abandoned Swan District Hospital, WA

The abandoned Swan District Hospital and Asylum in Perth, WA, was under Australian media scrutiny in 2011 when a nurse allegedly threw a woman’s miscarried baby into the garbage alongside medical waste. The hospital had previously been in the public eye in 2004 when a psychiatric patient assaulted two nurses, one of whom suffered from […]