Chapman Valley History

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

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.

The Heritage Centre is closed during the months of December and March inclusive, reopening the first week of April 2020

what's new ...

chapman valley hotels & Taverns

The first Hotel in Nabawah, the Mining Arms, opened in 1889, was built by Samuel Hadley Jupp. It was a place for travellers, miners and the shepherds, who worked on the Mt Erin and Bowes pastoral properties, who could obtain service for themselves and their horses…

chapman valley churches

In 1892, Michael Morrissey of the Mount Erin Estate had a rammed-earth building constructed to be used as a Catholic Church. An Anglican Church was also located on the same sit. Later on, a larger Catholic Church was also constructed upon the site…

Visitor Comments ...

This is a fantastic place of the past history. The best in the world.
Joe…Kenya, East Africa

A credit to everyone involved, fantastic displays. 
Maureen…Mt Magnet

Such an extensive collection for such a little town! Well done!
Anne & Mike…Bridgetown, WA

Excellent!! It is obvious the effort, hard work & hours put in by your group and commitment by all. So well done, Thank you.
Garry & Glenda…Brisbane, QLD