History tours for seniors in Kalamunda

Seniors can go on history tours in Kalamunda next month.
Seniors can go on history tours in Kalamunda next month.

SENIORS will be able to take a step back in time and learn about some fascinating areas of historical significance, with registrations opening soon for two history tours.

Registrations will open on February 14 for a Kalamunda History Village tour, taking place on Tuesday 28 February for City of Gosnells seniors.

The Kalamunda History Village was built in the 1890’s to service the Zig Zag Line, which transported timber from Canning Mill to the Midland Junction.

The Village is the largest folk museum in Western Australia, where participants can gain insight into the unique hills way of life and the industries that developed in the area.

The tour costs $10 and includes morning tea and transport from the Addie Mills Centre.

Then on March 28, seniors can enjoy a trip down memory lane and visualise how life may have been, in a tour of two historical homesteads.

The morning will start with a visit to the state heritage listed Wilkinson Homestead on the banks of the Canning River, which houses a collection of locally significant items that provide an insight into the history of the area.

Participants will then travel to the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, located in the grounds of Manning Park, Hamilton Hill. The Museum houses various artefacts relevant to the era the home was built in.

Registrations open March 14 and costs $20, which covers morning tea, lunch, transport and entry fees.