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Northampton

Visitor Centre:
Northampton Visitor Centre
Hampton Road
Phone: 08 9934 1488
Fax: 08 9934 1488
Visitor website: www.northampton.com.au
General:
This quaint town, set amongst rolling hills, is rich in colonial history. Many visitors stay and discover the past before moving on to other centres via the scenic Chapman Valley. A range of facilities is available, including one of today’s rarities in the bush - a bank!

In Northampton a free Chemical Pump Out Station is now available for Caravans. It is situated behind Hampton Gardens at the north end of town. If required, call into the Tourist Bureau for directions.
History:
Northampton is one of the oldest settlements outside of Perth. In 1839, Lt George Grey reported favourable on the area with lead and copper mining commencing in 1848 and 1855 respectively. Northampton was declared a town site in 1864 and the railway in WA (from Geraldton to Northampton) was laid and completed in 1879.
The town is known for its many wildflowers. Cave paintings at the Bowes River turnoff show that the region has been inhabited by Indigenous Australians. The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops.
Attractions:
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Built in 1936 by Monsignor Hawes,(renowned for his architecture). If the church is open you are welcome to view.
Old Railway Station
Built in 1912, it is situated at the east end of Mary Street.
Historical display on view.
Chiverton House Museum
Built in 1885 now houses an excellent display of local historical artifacts and restored farm equipment. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10.00am - 12 noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Northampton Family Store
Step into the past where you really can find everything. Northampton Family Store will give you a feel of what shopping was like in years gone by with old-fashioned service. Original fittings help visitors step back in time. View the magnificent pressed tin ceiling, old cash register and the merchandise display boxes on the wall. For the sewing/craft enthusiast be sure to check out the sewing machine museum.
Motor and Machinery Group, RSL Museum, Botanic Line (trail of Wildflowers in season) & the Eco Hut (Educational info on the environment) are all places to visit. Call in at the Visitor