Living in Bunbury in our teens, Victoria Street was the main street where we shopped and when Mike got his driver’s licence, travelled Victoria and nearby streets, doing ‘bog laps’ of the town and looking ‘cool’. Many of the original buildings are still there.
This building on Stephen Street at one end of Victoria Street, was originally a private dwelling that became a Maternity Hospital and is now the Bunbury and Districts Senior Citizens Centre. It overlooks Anzac Park and the new Library.
Further down Victoria Street, The Rose Hotel was a favourite of ours when living in Bunbury and still is. It was built in 1865 by Samuel Rose and is one of the longest-serving hotels in Western Australia.