The Balingup Heritage Precinct includes both the heritage exhibition located at the back of the Packing Shed and the Balingup Avenue of Honour.
Take the time to explore the Packing Shed and you’ll find that − at least for history lovers − the best has been saved for last. At the back of the old Pattersons Packing Shed is the Balingup Heritage Exhibition, which offers a fascinating insight into the early life of the town.
The attractive exhibition includes both static and themed displays which showcase the working and social life of the town.
Explore the room and you’ll find a replica classroom, as well as a replica World War 1 dugout and uniform that brings to life the Wall of Remembrance.
The exhibition highlights five of the original homesteads all built prior to 1900. The story is also told of Shire Councillor Lt Col Noel Brazier who is affectionately known as the Father of the 10th Light Horse.
The oak-lined avenue of honour is a tribute to those who lost their lives in World War 1. The names of people who sacrificed themselves are engraved on plaques at the base of the trees.
Picnic tables are located among the gardens where plants represent the countries where the battles were fought.