Katanning Roller Flour Mill

History The Katanning Roller Flour Mill was established on the last day of April in 1891. Its founders, Frederick and Charles Piesse, spent 6000 pounds to open the mill which, at the time, had the capacity to produce 8 tonnes of flour a day. Two years after the mill’s...

Kobeelya School Museum and History

Kobeelya Girls’ School (1922-1986) The Kobeelya Girls’ School was founded on September 14, 1922. The school’s official name was ‘Katanning Church of England Girls School’ but it was changed in 1951 to ‘Kobeelya Church of England Girls School’ when it was handled by a...

About Katanning

Katanning is a town in Western Australia with an approximate population of 4500. The town’s name was first recorded in 1880 but its origin is undecided. Some believe that it came from the aboriginal name Kartanup which means ‘a meeting place’ while others say that it...
History of the Katanning Area

History of the Katanning Area

Katanning was established near the end of the nineteenth century with the arrival of the Great Southern Railway. The first Europeans to explore the area were Governor James Stirling and Surveyor General John Septimus Roe. Stirling and Roe toured Katanning in 1835...