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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


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


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.


...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

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