1960s Timeline

1960s Timeline

1960 - The newly built Kelmscott Branch Library was opened next to Kelmscott Station.

1961 - The A-K Roads Board becomes the Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott in 1961 (WA Local Govt Act passes).

1961 - St John's Ambulance Association Hall  (Armadale sub-centre building) is opened.

1963 - A new St Mary's in the Valley church is built and opened.

1964 - Railway line from Armadale / Jandakot to Fremantle is closed.

1964 - Opening of Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital, Albany Highway.

1966 - The Co-op is closed; Armadale Kelmscott Co-operative Society shop on Jull St shuts down.

1967 - A new Armadale Kelmscott Council Chambers and Administrative Offices building opened, facing Jull Street (superseded by new building on Orchard Avenue in 1985).

1967 - A new Free Reformed Church building opened on Fifth Road, Armadale.

1967 - Orlando Street Bridge declared unsafe.

1967 - The new Kelmscott Hall is opened; although the new building retained some of the original structure.

1968 - Frye Park in Kelmscott (Clifton Hills) opened for community recreation.

1969 - Kelmscott Village shopping centre opened, the district's first modern shopping complex.

1969 - Kingsley Primary School opened.


1967 opening of Council chambers
Opening of the new Armadale Kelmscott Shire offices and Council chambers in 1967.