Submitted: Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 08:52
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I had a sad day yesterday as coming home from work in Narrogin, I passed heaps of caravans heading off to Kulin for the bush races. It's a bugger that we have to work on this weekend as its is the best outing of the year. We have only missed two of the last 7 years. :(
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Reply By: Pimbi - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 09:48

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 09:48
Havn,t been to Kulin for years. Is the Tin Horse Hwy (I think that is what it was called) still there
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Follow Up By: Road Warrior - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 10:47

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 10:47
It's still there yeah. We may still nick out there this weekend as farmer friends of ours live in Kukerin (not too far away from Kulin).
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Follow Up By: auzinomad - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 11:47

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 11:47
When your in Narrogin check out the vanilla Slices at the Hardware / Cafe.
Best we've had for quite a long time.
We were staying at Harrismith for the grand final ( and to explore for wild flowers ) and had to see the Tin Horse Highway again.

Thoroughly recommend Russel at the pub for hospitality and a great feed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Grundle (WA) - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 16:49

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 16:49
My dad was a shearer around that area yrs ago used to always shear for a family called the Argents.

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Follow Up By: Pimbi - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 17:05

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 17:05
For others on the forum, perhaps someone who can describe it better than me ,could inform fellow members what you see on The Tin Horse Hwy.The first time we came across it,not even knowing about it ,we were just so impressed at what the locals had done.Certainly worth seeing.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 20:45

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 20:45
As an old Kulin resident and local contractor from the 1960's to the mid-1980's, it's good to see Kulin getting a mention. I gave up on horses in 1958, and went over to diesel Horsepower instead! Getting bitten by a nasty old gelding put me off neddies for all time!

The Bush Races and the Tin Horse Hwy are fairly recent additions to Kulin, having started about the time I left to go to the Goldfields, in the mid-1980's.

The Tin Horses stretch from West Kulin (along the Corrigin Rd) out to East Kulin, along the Lake Grace Rd.
The Tin Horses and Bush Races were the result of local farmers efforts to try and bring tourists and some life back into an area that doesn't have a lot of interesting geographical features - and the town was steadily declining in that period, as well.

Nowadays the Bush Races has a big following from the "horsey" set, and the Veterans as well, who all usually set up camp out there for a few days.

The Tin Horse Hwy - http://kulin.wa.gov.au/main/tourism/tin-horse-highway/where-is-the-tin-horse-highway-/
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