About Walpole & Districts

Despite its small stature, the tidy town of Walpole and its surrounding districts is immensely proud of its place in the world, which is stunningly beautiful and is home to a rich natural and cultural heritage.

We honour and celebrate our place and our people in this series of articles:


The first Blessing of the Fleet?

These pictures were taken at Peaceful Bay during perhaps Walpole & Districts’ original Blessing of the Fleet. Molly Smith can’t believe she didn’t put the date on the back of the photos but thinks this event took place in the 1980s. The service was organised by Peaceful Bay Sea Rescue, … Continue reading

The cow at Peaceful Bay

Picture this: It is holiday time in the 1980s and a rural family are looking forward to some time away from farm chores. A telephone call to the Peaceful Bay Caravan Park secured them a camp site but there followed a rather unusual request: Would it be possible for them … Continue reading

Jim’s memories

Memories by James A “Jim” Clarke, the eldest son of 1930s scheme settlers Edwin and Ida, is out now at the Walpole Community Resource Centre (CRC). An attempt to record his life story, Memories does not follow any chronological order; rather it is written “as I remember events”. “I have … Continue reading

Rest Point Saw Pit

As one travels down Rest Point Road, an intriguing sign captures the interest; “Saw Pit”. Walk down a short track and find only the second restored saw pit in WA. The first is in the Brockman Forest. The restoration of the saw pit here in Walpole took place in July … Continue reading