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Moir Homestead Ruins

Interesting ruins of an 1870s homestead just a short distance from the shores of Stokes Inlet.

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  • Feature:Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - No

Description

Visitors are welcome to visit the ruins, consisting of roofless limestone walls, but access via Fanny Cove Track is suitable only for high clearance four-wheel drives.
In 1873, Alexander and John Moir were granted a lease of 14 000 acres around Stokes Inlet, extended by 57 000 acres in 1888. The Moirs established a homestead near the eastern shore of the inlet and grazed sheep through the coastal vegetation, which they burned in patterns to provide fresh feed.
They shipped their wool from nearby Fanny Cove, together with valuable sandalwood they gathered from the surrounding country. A small area was cleared near the homestead and first barley and then other grain crops were grown as feed for the stock.


In the 1890s, the cove was used by miners going to the Dundas and Norseman goldfields.

You must bring enough drinking water for your needs as there is none available in the park. Please remove your rubbish as there are no bins in this park. No fires are allowed on this site

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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