Enanty Barn is the oldest historical building in the area. It was built in 1870 for shelter and storage for shepherds. Once a year, shepherds would walk their flock for the annual wash and shear. The location of the building was important because it was close to the Lockier River.
Over the years, the building began to show wear and tear. In 1994, the building was partly restored as part of the Mingenew's Centennial year. It has also been placed on the map as one of the 'things to see'.
This barn has attracted a number of visitors who purposefully, or accidently, come across it. Self contained vehicles may stay on the premise. Interestingly, this little barn is also one the most recommended sites for camping under the stars.
I love historical buildings like this. It leaves one wondering who stayed in it so many years ago. Of course, as I peered through open windows and doors, I could not help but feel a cold eerie chill. Are there any remnants of spiritual beings? Would I want to stay here, alone, during the night? The jury is still out on that!
Enanty Barn can be found on Mingenew-Morawa Rd Mingenew. It is about 3 km from Minganew. Although I can imagine how beautiful it would be during the rest of the year, I felt that the best time to visit this little piece of history is during wildflower season. There is just something about the light, the colors and the energy, during this time of the year, which gives a special shine to this little building, that keeps many untold tales, a secret.