Age of Sail

Also in the Railway House in Busselton, we liked this model of Nicholas Baudin’s ship Geographe. The French captain visited the southwest coast of Western Australia in 1800, and the bay on which Busselton stands is named after his ship.


Days of Steam

We were in the coast city of Busselton, about 220km south of Perth, earlier this week. Called in at the Visitor Information Centre and stopped to admire this beautifully restored steam engine in the adjoining Railway House. It’s the Ballaarat (yes that’s the correct spelling!), built in 1871 and the first steam locomotive in Western Australia.