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Kalamunda History Village



Kalamunda History Village occupies the site of the old Upper Darling Range Railway Station and is unique in Australia with two periods of heritage listed station buildings standing side by side. But it is much more than a Railway Heritage site as many original Kalamunda buildings have been brought on site creating a "living" village reflecting the economic, social and domestic history of the area since the first settlers.


The first white settlers arrived in the 1860's to harvest timber and a railway was built from Midland to Canning Mills incorporating the Zig Zag Railway. Post World War 1 returned soldiers boosted the population as part of a repatriation scheme and started what is now a flourishing orchard industry. Between the wars Kalamunda was a famed resort area with numerous guest houses. When Scheme Water arrived in 1954 the district really took off.


The G118 Locomotive was used to haul timber from the mills. The original station was built in 1903 and the second station building in 1927.



The Whim was used for log haulage in the early days of the timber industry.



The Village includes McCullagh Cottage (1895) and the attached Shop. Ellis Cottage (1920) and Chambers House (1922)



This is the First Kalamunda State School building which operated from 1905 to 1970.



The Post Office was in operation from 1921 to 1972.



The Orchard Shed tells the story of the local orchard industry and includes a working fruit grader.



The changing transportation is reflected in the Community Memorial Building...



and the blacksmith's weatherboard shed.



The giant stump may or may not be home to more Fairy Doors. Have you explored the Kalamunda Fairy Door Trail?



Outside are the Memorial Gates, The Wagon Arts and Craft shop and some Community Artworks.


The History Village is located next to the Perth Hills Visitor Centre at 56 Railway Road in Kalamunda. It is open on weekends 10am - 4pm and reduced hours on weekdays so check the website. Entrance fees are payable at the Visitor Centre ($11 Adult, Children over 5 $5).




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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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