(First Settled in 1881)

Paul Chong      7 July 2021

Kalamunda up in Perth Hills among the trees 

Where once a train zig-zagged up its way in spree

It used to be a health and holiday resort

with scattered stilted buildings of sorts.

Kalamunda of old had a post office and chemist,

a closely-knit community with just one dentist,

a doctor, two butchers, a guest house and a pub.

Nothing buzzing like the present hub.

Canning Road was nothing but a narrow dirt track

with trees on both sides to spread

todays traffic come and go

that was never seen before.

The air was fresh, the rest were green 

The atmosphere  was certainly most serene. 

The greenies then would have no complaint

There was nothing absolutely that need to be explained.

Present Kalamunda is one of changing scene.

With new developments everywhere to be seen

Kalamunda Central appears so monstrous now

Striking out the rural setting of renown. 

To grow to progress is to change

Kalamunda Town could never be the same.

Generally changes were met with resistance

Time alone will render it assistance

With the growth of facilities will bring

Hopefully a steady stream of beings

Population must increase &business will surely grow

Kalamunda can never be like before.

Originally composed by Paul Chong

Saturday, 30 June 1990  

Kalamunda has attained City status now. 

Kalamunda Hotel is over 100 years old.


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