Pingrup 100 Year Centenary Est 1923
**Tickets are now available - tickets are essential and free of charge**
Pingrup is celebrating 100 years in 2023. The first settlers came to the area in 1911. The small community started building from then. The town came to life with the railway extension from Katanning, opening in October 1923 and then gazetted in early 1924. Come along and help us celebrate this great milestone.
We are always looking for more information about the past. See some of the projects below and send through any information that you may have.
Please contact us via email to be added to a mailing list.
You can also find information on the Pingrup100 Facebook page. Click the image below.
We would love a copy of your wedding photos to print and put up on display. It doesn't need to be a Pingrup wedding, only that you were a resident. Please contact email@example.com
There will be displays for all the Sporting Groups, Social Groups and Service groups that have been in Pingrup over the past 100 years.
We are looking for any memorabilia that you may have that you are happy for us to display. It can be photos, trophies, ribbons, newspaper clippings, clothing or anything else you may have stored away. You can either drop off at the Pingrup CRC at any point before the Centenary or you can bring and take home again on the day. Please let us know so that we can make space for you.
The local groups that we can remember are
Pingrup Football Club
Pingrup Netball Club
Pingrup Hockey Club
Pingrup Tennis Club
Pingrup Cricket Club
Pingrup Race Club
Pingrup Lions Club
Pingrup Golf Club
Pingrup Rifle club
Pingrup Drama Group
Pingrup Patchwork Group
Pingrup Primary School P&C
Pingrup St John Ambulance
Pingrup Bush Fire
Pingrup Dance Groups
Pingrup Church Groups
Nyabing/Pingrup Landcare Group
Pingrup Ground Improvement Committee
Pingrup Progress Association
Pingrup Junior Farmers
Pingrup Farmers Union
Pingrup Rural Action Movement
I am sure there are others. Please let me know of any that I have missed.
List of Events
The list of events have not been finalised at this stage as we are adding displays all the time. Confirmed items include:
Saturday 14th October starting 10am
Primary School to be opened
Public buildings open to view
Club memorabilia/photo displays
Opening ceremony & cake cutting
Band and Bar
Sunday 15th October
There will be caravan and camping available.
Mapping Land Ownership
Do you know the history of the footprints that have blessed us in Pingrup? Do you have an old map with names and annotations in the back cupboard?
I am asking for anyone who holds knowledge of the area, no matter how small or broad to get in touch and help fill in the blanks and create a map of our history.
Please contact Zoey Grant-Williams by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0427 579 949
All Pingrup residents, past and present, are invited to submit a short story about their family history.
The plan is to collect these family notes and it is envisaged these stories will be published on the Pingrup Community Resource Centre website after we celebrate our centennial in 2023 and as a booklet for sale.
The information we are after for each family story is the surname, what year the family first came to Pingrup, family member details, who was involved in the business, involvement in sport, the purchasing of any farm or business, shire councilor terms, president or secretary jobs, life membership, new land farming experience, biggest number of sheep, hectares of land, whether any family members are still there or, if not, what year your family left, and so on.
Please keep your story and photos to two or three pages and email the CRC. Keith Devenish has kindly offered his services to assist in writing and formatting the stories.
A template to record family details is available and stories can be emailed to