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Karragullen

This locality is a quite large fruit-growing region situated on Canning Road between Kalamunda and Roleystone. There is a small town centre off Canning Road, north of the Brookton Highway. Karragullen is an Aboriginal term originally used for the Cannington area. In this district was the site of the terminus of the Upper Darling Range Railway which was constructed to cart timber products off to market. The town was gazetted in 1913


 
 
   
 
 

Karragullen - General Store and Roadhouse

Up in the hills, on the road between Kalamunda and Roleystone, is Karragullen. This is mainly a fruit growing district. Here is the Karragullen general store and roadhouse. May 2010. Photos Ref: KGLN001

 

Karragullen - Canning Road

This is a view south along Canning Road, right outside the roadhouse. May 2010. Photos Ref: KGLN002

 

Karragullen - Catholic Church

This is the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Karragullen and Roleystone. It's located a couple of hundred metres south of the townsite, on Canning Road, at the junction of Rokewood Way. Just look at that bell tower - it's so tall. January 2012. Photos Ref: KGLN003

 

Karragullen - Hall

The sturdy Karragullen Hall on Old Station Road up near the oval. This is home of the local scout group. January 2012. Photos Ref: KGLN004

 

Karragullen - Growing Fruit

Fruit growing in the predominant industry in this area. Many storage sheds and crates can be seen along the roads. Here is an example with fruit trees thriving in the background. January 2012. Photos Ref: KGLN005

 

Karragullen - Mamarapha College Office

The Mamarapha College on School Road. This is a tertiary bible college for mainly indigenous people and is an arm of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. This appears to be the administration office. On this site previously was the Karragullen primary school. January 2012. Photos Ref: KGLN006

 

Karragullen - Mamarapha College Classrooms

The College classrooms and further up ablution block. It looks very attractive and is located in an extremely peaceful locale, set in the bush complete with the distinctive smell of gum trees. January 2012. Photos Ref: KGLN007

 

Karragullen - Rock Inne Tavern

Set on Brookton Highway on the corner of Herbert Road is the Rock Inne Tavern. This is a few kilometres east of the Canning Road intersection. Not sure when it was built but certainly was here in the 1980's with the same name. Famed for live music concerts. January 2012. Photos Ref: KGLN008


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