Historical Towns Directory

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 Melville

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Melville, today a suburb in the City of Melville, was named after Melville Water on the Swan River. Melville Water was named by Captain James Stirling in 1827, honouring the second Viscount Melville, Robert Dundas.

The land next to Melville Water came to be called Melville Water Park Estate and was subdivided for development in 1896.

The suburb of Melville was established in 1953.

Melville History Society (Inc)
Information: The Society aims to promote the importance of preserving local historical information in the Melville community and to raise the awareness of the Miller Bakehouse Museum, a heritage listed building under the State Heritage Act. Founded 1988.
Publications: Quarterly newsletter to members.
Events: The Society meets every third Monday of the month, February to November, both inclusive.
Secretary Phone: 08 9310 3579
Contact: David Phillips (Secretary)
Address:

PO Box 141
MELVILLE WA 6156

Email: dph87111@bigpond.net.au
   
Miller Bakehouse Museum
Information: An original bread making building, now the Miller Bakehouse Museum, showing how bread was made in times past. Open 2pm to 5pm.
Address:

8 Baal Street
Palmyra WA 6157

   
Aviation Heritage Museum
Information: The Museum's displays include 30 aircraft and thousands of artefacts. The Museum has special tours available on request. One is the “Inside Lancaster Tour” which consists of a personalised tour of the inside and outside of the restored Lancaster bomber. The tour takes about an hour to an hour and a half, with detailed descriptions of the mechanics and working of the aeroplane. Open: 10.00am to 4.00pm everyday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Phone: (08) 9311 4470
Address:

Air Force Memorial Estate, Bull Creek Drive
Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek WA 6149

Website: http://www.raafawa.org.au/museum/
   
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