Chapman Valley History

Chapman Valley History

The Chapman Valley Historical Society Heritage Centre
focuses on the lives of early settlers


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.

Some Of Our History…

First Anglican Church at Nabawah about 1920

Churches of Chapman Valley

In 1892, Michael Morrissey of the Mount Erin Estate had a rammed-earth building constructed to be used as a Catholic Church…

Chapman Valley Rifle Club

the history of mt erin, nabawa & chapman valley rifle club

Rifle shooting was a popular attraction in the early days of the valley. The local detachment of 10th Light Horse Volunteers used a range on the east side of Poison Hill as did other local people…

Wokarina-Yuna Branch Line

The Upper Chapman Railway Line

The Wokarina to Yuna railway line was a branch of the Geraldton to Northampton line. Both lines were the result of the growing demand for services in the development of the Midwest region of the state…


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.
Denmark WA

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