Award Winning Author takes us on a Trip Down Memory Lane

24 September 2022 9:00 AM

2021 marked the 150th anniversary of the first roads boards and municipalities, an important step in the creation of a comprehensive system of local government for Western Australia. The City of Kalamunda started its life as the Darling Range Road Board in 1897.

Author Dr Chris Berry will share the history of local government in Kalamunda and WA, from how it all started, to the goldrush, through two world wars and the Great Depression.

A History of Local Government in Kalamunda and WA will take place at Kalamunda Library on 25 October between 2 and 3.30pm. Tickets are $5.50 and bookings are essential.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said the session will be a great way for people to re-connect with the history of our City.

“An important part of creating a connected community that can grow and shape the future is to look to the past and what we can learn from it.”

“There are so many stories to be told about this wonderful place where we live."

“I encourage everyone to come and hear Dr Berry talk about the personal stories of the characters who have been part of the remarkable story of local government in WA.”

Dr Berry’s book To Dwell in Unity will be available for purchase (cash only) at the talk.

Book and find more information here, alternatively please contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
© City of Kalamunda 2022