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Capel Hotel

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On the 27th of February 1880, 11 acres of land on the Capel River was acquired, on which a brick building consisting of six rooms was erected. Initially, the location was a half way point for the mail coach between Bunbury and Busselton. To cater for the coach passengers, a liquor licence was obtained and the building later became known as the Capel Inn.



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Capel Inn was established in 1880 by Charles Properjohn. The hotel has since continued to be a focal point for the locals and visitor alike.

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Shire of Capel

Shire of Capel

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