A Bush Inn at Rockingham, Western Australia in 1868

This little sketch is characteristic of the scenery to be found in the neighbourhood of Fremantle, Western Australia. The inn is at Rockingham, about 14 miles from Fremantle, and is a well-known resort for weary travellers; it is on the road to Bunbury and has a very singular appearance. It is surrounded by grass-trees, or “Black Boys” as they are called, and perhaps presents as picturesque a view altogether, as is often seen in the colonies. The accompanying sketch was taken by a traveller on the spot, who was struck by the native beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Source: A Bush Inn, Western Australia (1868, April 25). Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic. : 1867 – 1875), p. 5.

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