The town of Pingrup was officially gazetted on May 9, 1924. It is a
small agricultural based country town renowned for being a friendly,
crime free and family oriented destination.
Situated approximately 35km north-east of Pingrup, Lake Bryde is a
great spot for bird lovers, there being 23 recorded species of
waterfowl in these wetlands. Historically Lake Bryde was used as a
water source during times of drought and is now a venue for picnicking
and water based recreation.
Lake Bryde is an ephemeral wetland that is part of what is called
the Chinocup Lake System, which runs in a north-south direction between
Lake Grace and Pingrup. The pink is due to a microscopic salt-loving
bacteria called Halo Bacteris that produces the red pigment. the lakes
are part of an ancient river system.
Shearer's Hand Piece
This giant-size replica stands out in all its glory on top of what
locals call the 'Shears Shed', encouraging visitors to investigate what
it represents. At the height of the 1990s, shearers from around the
State and the nation would come to Pingrup to pit their shearing skills
against each other in regular competitions.
The shed is a perfect example of rural ingenuity and resourcefulness
and a demonstration of the old adage 'waste not, want not'. Originally
the CBH (Cooperative Bulk Handling) grain shed, when it was
decommissioned the Kent Shire, local Lions Club and Pingrup community
saw an opportunity to convert the shed into a Shearing Complex.