IN THE BEGINNING ...
The Chapman Valley History website is a dedication to our hardworking pioneers of the agricultural district first known as the Upper Chapman and more recently, Chapman Valley.
This video is an interview of Past President Barbara Sheilds OAM, of the Chapman Valley Historical Society from 2002-2016.
snippets of our history ...
See Our History link above for more insights in the history of Chapman Valley formerly the Upper Chapman
yetna plane crash
During World War 2 many people were able to recognise types of aircraft, not only by sight but by their distinctive sounds so at around 6.00am on 15th March, 1943 the Murphy family of Red Hill, Yetna were alerted to the sound of a Beaufort Bomber flying really low and labouring, then an almighty explosion…
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chapman research station
The Chapman Research Station was established by the Department of Agriculture in 1902 as a demonstration farm to train recently settled local farmers. Research was carried out for the higher rainfall and fertile soil areas of the State such as Chapman Valley and Northampton…
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Love the way everything is displayed. Easy to look at and no clutter. Great place.
Rob & Patricia…Kardinya WA
Amazing displays, enormous amount of research into history of families etc. Need hours to look around. Well done.
One of the best country museums in WA. Exhibits are carefully labelled. 10/10.
Shirley & Ron…Perth WA
The best museum of its kind and a lovely tribute to fallen soldiers. Family grew up in East Chapman
Bill & Pat…Perth WA