Things you might know if you grew up in Busselton | Photos

Before Instagram showed the world Injidup Natural Spa, there were some things people might only know if they grew up in Busselton.

Check out what made the list and who we found in photos from years gone by.

  1. You had your 18th birthday at Panama Jacks
  2. You had your eighth birthday at  the Whistle Stop
  3.  Your mum and dad gave you permission to go on the Runaway Bus
  4. You watched horror movies at the Busselton drive-in
  5. Swimming in the Vasse River
  6. You know that ships once pulled up to the Ship Inn
  7. Slippery pole competitions at the Festival of Busselton
  8. Festival queen floats bobbed down the Vasse River
  9. You secretely hoped that one of the floats would sink
  10. The shark at the Oceanarium
  11. Cheered as the Spirit of Busselton went up in flames
  12. The old Busselton Jetty
  13. Driving past the skimpy bar at the Commercial
  14. Camping at Tuart Forest and getting spooked from ghost stories
  15. Building BMX jumps at your mate’s farm
  16. When the Nautical Lady had bumper boats, trampolines and a skate park 
  17. Your favourite fishing spot was at Wonnerup Beach
  18. You slid down the Nautical Lady waterslide
  19. Busselton Primary School was located at the shopping centre car park.
  20. When the The Ballarat Engine was located at Victoria Park
  21. When the Busselton cinema only had one screen

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