Brochure and map helps the walk through a trail in history

Stirk Cottage Kalamunda is the oldest building in the hills. Photo: David Baylis
Stirk Cottage Kalamunda is the oldest building in the hills. Photo: David Baylis

THE Shire of Kalamunda has teamed up with Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society to create a self-guided culture and heritage walk trail brochure and map.

The map highlights the buildings and sites of the Kalamunda township with photos and text revealing hidden histories and images.

The trail will launch on July 15 and starts at the Zigzag Cultural Centre. Shire chief executive Rhonda Hardy said the trail was a great way to gain insight into the history and heritage of the local area.

�Congratulations to Gay Bridgement and the members of the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society whose passion and enthusiasm made this project come to life,� she said.

Copies of the free brochure will be available at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre, Kalamunda History Village, Kalamunda libraries and the shire Administration as well as online.

Some of the sites on the walks include the first house in Kalamunda, Stirk Cottage (pictured alongside) built in 1881 and the Lesser Hall the first brick building built in 1898, which was intended to provide a meeting place for isolated pioneers.

For further information, call 9293 1371 or visit www.kalamundahistoricalsociety.com.