On 29 September 1887, Bishop Parry solemnly consecrated the new Church of St Michael and All Angels, Kenwick on this site. Many events, including the celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee were held in the building until the 1890s when structural problems caused concern about the safety of the building. That, coupled with the central focus of community activity moving to Cannington, spelled the end of Kenwick as a district centre.
Kenwick Pioneer Cemetery remains as a reminder of the struggles and achievements undertaken by the pioneers of this district. It ceased being available for interments in 2001. This site has been registered as a place of significance by the National Trust of Australia (WA).
More information on individuals buried in the Cemetery is available to download, or through the City's Local History Librarian on 9391 6010. If you want to know more about historically significant local people, you may be interested in going along to a Ghost walk.
If you have a family member buried in the Kenwick Pioneer Cemetery, you may be eligible for funds to assist with preservation or conservation work on their gravesite or headstone, under the Community Sponsorship Program.
To find out what the City is doing to record and preserve its history and heritage, look at the links available on the Heritage Action page. You may also be interested in visiting one of the City’s interesting historic places to learn more about local history and heritage. To research local historic information online, access the City's library catalogue.
1762 Albany Highway
Kenwick WA 6107