CENTRAL GREENOUGH (historic settlement)
Located 420 kilometres north of Perth, the Greenough Flats form the flood plain of the river system at the mouth of the Greenough River.During the 1860s Greenough became a thriving agricultural area with Central Greenough (historic settlement) at the hub.
The eventual decline of the area was caused by a combination of wheat rust attacks, drought, flood and poor agricultural prices. Greenough's population dropped dramatically in the first half of the 20th century, and many of its buildings fell into disrepair.
Today, Central Greenough (historic settlement) comprises a varied group of stone buildings in a rural landscape setting. Its twenty buildings reflect stories of religion, commerce, education, social lives, transport, communication, governance and administration. Since the 1970s, efforts have been made to prevent the further deterioration of buildings.