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Pioneer Heritage

Katanning - History

Facebook - Lost Katanning

Well worth a visit if you are interested in Katanning's history or want to find out about your family's pioneers or share information about your pioneers who lived here.

Gazetted as a town in 1898

First visited in 1835 by Governor Stirling and Surveyor Septimius Roe and later by sandalwood cutters it was not built until 1889.In 1891 the Premier Roller Mill opened and provided flour to the whole Albany region.

Pingelly - Our People and Progress. Buy the book at the Pingelly CRC
Inividual Pioneer Bios

From Katanning - A Look Back by Arthur Todd of Lost Katanning with bios of individual pioneers. Some bios here. The book is available on-line or at the Tourist Centre in the old railway station.

Malay Kampong in WA - Video

Katanning is the most ethnically diverse regional centre in WA. Featuring 50 language groups, ours is a harmonious community, embracing the different cultural and religious backgrounds of our townsfolk. Website Video.

Pingelly - Our People and Progress. Buy the book at the Pingelly CRC
State Heritage Register

List of 17 sites in Katanning on the State Heritage Register, with photographs and details of people associated with them.

Katanning - Events

Hidden Bloom Festival

Held end of September and beginning October each year.Events include wildflower displays, guided orchid tours, open gardens, workshops, long table meals with local produce, art and craft activities.

Rabobank WA Sheep Expo

Held in August each year, with stud displays, competitions, State Ag school Challenge trade sites and Rabobank sundowner.

Shire of Katanning Calendar

A Calendar of Events maintained by the Shire of Katanning.

Katanning - Accommodation

28 Albion St

A small motel in a quiet street next to Woolies offers queen beds, flat screen TV refrigerator, microwave and tea and coffee making.

Emerald Garden Bed Breakfast

Friendly atmosphere comfortable accommodation with kitchenette facilities together with a continental breakfast provide relaxed accomodation.

Katanning Caravan Park

It has unpowered and powered sites, a cottage and cabins set among trees and grassed area. There is a new camp kitchen available.

Katanning Jumbuck Motel

38 Albion St Katanning has airconditioned rooms, parking, WiFi and a restaurant.

Royal Exchange Hotel

First built in 1891 as The Railway Hotel it has undergone many changes. Damaged by fire in 1905 it was rebuilt as a two storey brick colonial style building.

The Premier Mill Hotel

The old flour mill has been restored and transformed into a luxury hotel, keeping many of the features of the old mill. The Dome coffee shop on the ground floor is a must-visit too.

Yellowgum Bed and Breakfast

Situated at 9 Forrest St Katanning, a quiet street walking distance to town center. It offers free wifi, cooked breakfast, 12 hour front desk,rooms have flat screen TV and microwave.

Katanning - Food

Chicken Treat

132 Clive Street Katanning Open 10m to 9 pm daily.

Dome Cafe

Corner Austral Terrace and Clive St. Open 7 am to 8 pm daily.

Fuxing Family Chinese Rest'ant

12/38 Austral Terrace Suitable for families and groups, lunch specials offered during summer months.

Hung Wins Chinese Restaurant

6 Carew Street Katanning Suitable for children and families.

IGA Katanning

72-78 Austral Terrace Katanning Opening hours 8am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Johns Bakery and Lunch Bar

134 Clive St Katanning open 5 am to 5pm.

Kimberley Restaurant

Intimate dining with old world charm. Choose from a la carte menu and a fine selection of wines and spirit. It is situated in the gardens of "The White House" a grand private residence built in 1913 and the New Lodge Motel.

The Daily Grind Cafe

Dine in and take away, Clive Street East. Highly recommended for its food and dining room. It also provides authentic Malay meals.

The Pioneer Way Web Site

A comprehensive list of take-away and dine in restaurants and cafes in Katanning compiled by Lost Katanning.

Vietnamese Cafe and Pho

94 Clive Street Open 7am until 7pm suitable for groups, dine in or takeaway.

Woolworths Katanning

Open 8am to 6pm daily. Situated in Clive St Katanning.

Katanning - Places

Great Southern Treasures

Katanning is thought to come from an Aboriginal word ‘Kartannin’ meaning ‘big meeting place’. Today it is home to over 40 different nationalities with migrants. This website is a 'must look'.

Katanning Anglican Church

21 Aberdeen Street Katanning

Katanning Baptist Church

Brownie Street Katanning

Katanning Country Club

One of the oldest golf courses in WA it has 18 holes with white sand greens. It also offers activities including tennis and squash.

Katanning Mosque

Lot 18 Warren Rd Katanning. Katanning is the most ethnically diverse regional centre in WA. Featuring 50 language groups, ours is a harmonious community, embracing the different cultural and religious backgrounds of our townsfolk.

Kobeelya

A conference centre ideal for camps, groups, retreats with a small chapel for contemplation Originally a private home built in 1902 considered extravagant at the time later became a girls boarding school. The school closed in 1986.

St Patricks Catholic Church

Amherst Street Katanning. Parish and school.

Katanning - Museums/Art

Public Art Gallery

The Katanning Public Art Gallery, located adjacent to the Katanning Public Library, is one of the largest galleries within the Great Southern Region and showcases a diverse range of shows throughout the year.

Public Art Gallery

The Katanning Public Art Gallery, located adjacent to the Katanning Public Library, is one of the largest galleries within the Great Southern Region and showcases a diverse range of shows throughout the year.

Katanning - Activities

All Activities Playground

Whether visiting for the weekend, or stopping on your way to Denmark or Albany, kids and adults alike will be entranced by the iconic playground.

Katanning Features