(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.