Holy Cross Church Information
The Holy Cross Church was built in 1932 in Morawa. Designed along Spanish mission lines, it is a simple historic church built out of local stone, notably without the ornamentation common in other heritage churches of that era.
If you are interested in early solar design you will appreciate its architecture which reflects an early attempt to deal with the harsh summer heat. The louvered shutters and heavy walls were designed to protect worshipers from the sun. It is also worth taking a look at what is rumoured to be the smallest presbytery in the world, built to barely fit a bed, small table and chair.
With the advent of iron ore mining in Morawa, the Church was too small for the growing population and additions were carried out to allow an expanded capacity of 250 parishioners. The stone was sourced from the original quarry, with Toodyay stone used for the Sanctuary. The newly extended church was opened in June 1966.
Morawa is a four and a half hour drive north of Perth. During the months of August through to October you will also be able to enjoy the abundance of beautiful wildflowers throughout the region.
Koolanooka Springs is home to a spectacular wildflower display and also provides an opportunity to..Pintharuka Dam
The dam was sunk in 1936 for settlers use with water guided to the dam by a series of rock walls..Lake Nullewa
Lake Nullewa is an excellent spot for birdwatchers. With good seasonal rains the lake is often..Pindarri Soak
Pindarri Soak is a popular picnic area and lookout.
When touring near Perenjori, stop at this..Perenjori Museum
Located in the old bank building also occupied by the tourist information
centre. The museum has..Canna Reserve
A spectacular display of wildflowers will greet you as you enter the Canna Reserve between July and..John Forrest Lookout
The John Forerest Lookout provides a 360 degree view of surrounding station country.
It was here..Camel Soak
The tranquil surroundings at Camel Soak east of Perenjori, provide an excellent spot to sit down..Vermin Proof Fence
Originally called the "Rabbit Proof Fence", it runs north and south, 37 kilometres east of..Rothsay Ghost Town
77 kilometres east of Perenjori is the ghost town of Rothsay. Gold was discovered here in 1894 and..