1900 - 1949 Timeline

1900 - 1949 Timeline

1900 - 1949

1900 - Original Armadale Primary School was built.

1901 - The Narrogin Inn restyled itself 'Ye Olde Narrogin Inne'

1902 - The Armadale Brick Works opened, occupying the area where Dale Cottages now stand.

1903 - Original Roads Board Office was built.

1903 - Bedfordale area named by Kelmscott Road Board.

1904 - St Matthew's Anglican Church built in Armadale.

1905 - Roleystone School opened (it stood opposite the current-day Roleystone Theatre). First teacher J. Hickman.

1907 - Armadale to Fremantle Railway Line constructed (closed 1964).

1908 - Armadale Tennis Club established.

1909 - Gazettal of Armadale Townsite on 26 February.

1909 - Five wards created: Kelmscott, Roleystone, Armadale, Bedfordale and Beenup.

1910 - Kelmscott Roads Board renamed the Armadale-Kelmscott Roads Board.

1910 - Armadale Water Supply came online, local Water Board gazetted.

1911 - Public street lighting was introduced (initially Kerosene lights).

1913 - Turner Road Bridge built across Canning River.

1913 - St Francis Xavier church opened.

1914 - Wards increased from five to seven. Addition of Karragullen and Armadale West.

1915 - Forrestdale School opened. First teacher Miss Agnes Jeffrey.

1916 - WWI Memorial Obelisk erected in Armadale. First in Western Australia.

1920 - Soldiers' Memorial Park offically established.

1920 - Beenup township renamed 'Byford'.

1921 - Captured field gun from Hindenburg Line donated to Armadale RSL for Memorial Park.

1921 - Kelmscott WWI Memorial Obelisk unveiled.

1922 - Tennis courts opened in Armadale at Soldiers' Memorial Park.

1924 - First truck purchased by Armadale-Kelmscott Roads Board.

1924 - Power lines installed.

1925 - Official opening of the Churchman's Brook Dam.

1925 - First Roleystone Show.

1926 - First Byford Show.

1928 - Opening of the first Armadale Kelmscott Hospital.

1930 - Araluen Park was officially opened.

1940 - Official opening of the Canning Dam.
 

CPH54 Roads Board office