After exploring Wickepin Springs, I decided to have a squiz at Gillimanning, the next ‘town’ on the proposed East Cuballing railway route. It is a reserve on the Pingelly-Wickepin Road. Gillimanning was established in 1905 and never grew more than a school and a hall, although it had an active progress association. Now there is just a memorial rock in a parking bay. Apart from a closed gravel pit the reserve itself has interesting and good condition bush.
The Gillimanning well is on private property a few km to the north
On the side of a slope along Gillimanning Road I found an interesting sight on the side of a steep slope. A cottage with a car-tree!
The tiny galvanised iron wall and roofed cottage was the home of George Riley, A Noongar farm worker. With no power or water it must have been freezing in winter and baking hot in summer.
George owned the (Dodge?) ute downslope, that rested there after an accident. The old rock she-oak growing out of the engine bay is a testament to the decades that it has been immobile.
For a visual exploration of the site on Google Photos click