North of Gilbert Plains there’s a heritage site of some Ukrainian pioneers.

Eugene, who’s involved with the site, says it was the Negrych family’s home and they lived there until the ’90s.

Throughout the years, the Negryches never put hydro into their house, nothing changed. The log house they lived in still exists.

He says being at the site gives you a good impression of how these pioneers lived in the 1900s.

Eugene says the Negryches would have been the typical Ukrainian immigrant that settled at the time, building in the bush, creating firewood, and hunting game.

Tours are available and if you’d like to book one, you can call (204) 548-2519.

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