150 years on

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Matilda Keirle, 9, visited Dingup House for the 150th anniversary on Saturday with her grandmother Gail Doust Keirle, who was born at the house when her family lived there.
Camera IconMatilda Keirle, 9, visited Dingup House for the 150th anniversary on Saturday with her grandmother Gail Doust Keirle, who was born at the house when her family lived there. Credit: Tari Jeffers

People descended on Dingup House at the weekend to celebrate the building’s 150th anniversary.

Highlights of the day included the Manjimup Farmers Market being held at the venue, live music, face-painting, raffles and Yarns in the Barn.

One of the special guests at the event was Gail Doust Keirle, who was born at Dingup House when the Doust family lived there.

“It’s a privilege that we can still get here so often,” she said.

“I like to come down and stay here as often as I can.

“It was very wonderful to come along today to celebrate the 150th.”

Another guest at the event was Megan Evans, whose father Dave Evans was the Warren MLA till 1989.

Ms Evans, an artist, had various drawings of historically-significant buildings, including Dingup House, on display for people to look at.

“I want to create a book, with words my dad wrote and pictures by me,” she said.

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