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Local History Resources

The following links are to a range of online and pdf document with you may find helpful.


A Taste of  Our History  – A timeline from 1861 to present day


Kalamunda Pictures Historical photos of Kalamunda and the surrounding area courtesy of current and past residents

Publications

We have published a number of books which are available from the Kalamunda History Village and Zig Zag Visitor Centre.

Kalamunda

of the Dreamtime

 

Written by F.J. McNamara, first published in 1961 and is the first history of our district. This is our latest title to be reprinted and according to the author, is an “introduction to the genesis of the jarrah timber industry, and the origins of the railway, and the several resulting settlements and their names, and the Road District that were the outcome of it.

Kalamunda

...then and now...

 

A collection of old and new photographs published by the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society showing the 'changing face of Kalamunda'.

Rails in the Hills

 

Compiled by Eric Webb and first published in 1991, is a detailed history of the Kalamunda Railway line and its locomotives from 1891 to 1949

Pioneers

The following families and individuals helped make Kalamunda what it is today.

Benjamin & Elizabeth Robins

  • Sheep Farmer ~ GOOSEBERRY HILL

Benjamin & Eliza Mason

  • Mill Owner ~ CARMEL 1864

William & Eleanor Mead

  • Farmer ~ GOOSEBERRY HILL 1873

Richard & Mary Weston

  • Wheelwright, Carpenter ~ PICKERING BROOK 1875

Septimus Burt & Edward Haynes

  • Ochardist ~ KALAMUNDA 1878

Henry & Anna Mottram

  • Timberman, Orchardist ~ CARMEL 1879

John & Emma Wallis

  • Orchardist, Carpenter and Midwife ~ WALLISTON 1880

Frederick & Elizabeth Stirk

  • First Townsite Settlers ~ KALAMUNDA 1881

John & Hester King

  • Orchardist and Midwife ~ PAULLS VALLEY 1888

White Bros & Edward Keane

  • Mill and Railway Co. Owners ~ CANNING MILLS 1889

Samuel & Annie Collins

  • Orchardist and Nurse ~ KALAMUNDA

R & W.H. McCormack

  • Carriers, Orchardists ~ MAIDA VALE 1890

John Manning

  • Dairy Farmer ~ LESMURDIE 1890

John & Emily Farrant

  • Land Agent ~ GOOSEBERRY HILL 1891

Robert & Margaret Dixon

  • Orchardist ~ GOOSEBERRY HILL 1891

Richard & Mary Urch

  • Horticulturist ~ KALAMUNDA 1892

George & Lucy Palmateer

  • Orchardist ~ BICKLEY 1893

Charles & Adelaide Ashcroft

  • Orchardist ~ BICKLEY 1893

George & Matilda Fawkes

  • Nurseryman, Orchardist ~ CARMEL 1893

Edward & Mary Owen

  • Orchardist ~ CARMEL 1893

Samuel Burkhardt

  • Storekeeper, Gardener ~ KALAMUNDA 1893

Joseph Arduino

  • Horticulturist, Vigneron ~ KALAMUNDA 1893

Levi Green

  • Ironmonger, Orchardist ~ CARMEL 1893

John McRae

  • Orchardist ~ KALAMUNDA 1893

Thomas Statham

  • Quarry Owner ~ MAIDA VALE 1894

Edward & Evelyn People

  • Horticulturist ~ GOOSEBERRY HILL 1894

John Weaire

  • Farmer ~ MAIDA VALE 1894

Alfred Jecks

  • Gardener, Apiarist ~ LESMURDIE 1894

Jacob & Annie Schmitt

  • Orchardist ~ KALAMUNDA 1895

Walter Swindells

  • First Teacher ~ KALAMUNDA 1895

Fred & Cecelia Croxton

  • Teamster ~ PIESSE BROOK 1896

Charles & Emma Brooks

  • First Storekeeper ~ KALAMUNDA 1896

Albert Wheelwright

  • Horticulturist ~ LESMURDIE 1897

Richard Brady

  • DRRB Secretary 1905-1945 ~ LESMURDIE 1897

Archibald & Maude Sanderson

  • Orchardist, Politician ~ LESMURDIE 1897

Albert & Catherine Schunke

  • Orchardist ~ LESMURDIE 1897

Samuel Fernihough

  • Poultry Farmer ~ WALLISTON 1897

Arthur & Annie Gibbs

  • Gardener ~ CARMEL 1897

Thomas & Emily Price

  • Orchardist ~ CANNING MILLS 1897

Benjamin & Hester

  • Newman Woodcutter ~ KALAMUNDA 1897

Henry & Caroline McCullagh

  • First Post Office ~ KALAMUNDA 1898

Edward & Alic Myerson

  • Orchardist, Lay Preacher ~ MAIDA VALE 1898

Thomas & Matilda Winsor Timberman, Dairy Farmer ~ KALAMUNDA 1899
William Patterson

  • Builder ~ LESMURDIE 1900

Frank & Cecelia Laverack

  • Orchardist ~ CANNING MILLS 1900

Sydney & Edith Smailes

  • Orchardist, Timberman ~ CANNING MILLS 1900

Albert & Maud Annetts

  • Orchardist ~ CARMEL 1900

William & Edith Guppy

  • Timber Merchant ~ KALAMUNDA 1900

William & Mary Bryant

  • Carpenter, Orchardist ~ KALAMUNDA 1900

Ah Ling

  • Market Gardener ~ GOOSEBERRY HILL 1900

Hie Toy

  • Market Gardener ~ CARMEL 1900

Frederick Williams

  • Artist ~ GOOSEBERRY HILL 1901

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