KIRUP

 

HEMA Map reference 74/G3

 

GPS 33 42 42 S 115 53 33 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

215 Km

Population

435

Average Rainfall

994.7mm

Mean Max Temp

23.1C

Mean Min Temp

9.7C

 

SERVICES

Police

See Donnybrook

Fire and Rescue

See Donnybrook

Medical

See Donnybrook

Visitor Centre

08 9764 1818

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Grimwade Campsite

 

HOTEL / MOTEL

See Donnybrook

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

link to Mingor.net website

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Kirup is the home of the famous; or should that be infamous; brew, Kirup Syrup. The drink is a red wine originally produced from a family recipe by Alberto Vinci.

The town is quite small and is situated between Balingup and Donnybrook on the South West Highway.

The area is dominated by timber and the Bibbulmun Track allows walkers to experience some extraordinary sections of the south west forests.

Just 17 kilometres from Kirup is a beautiful campsite at Grimwade. It can be accessed by sealed road and is suitable for caravans and tents. From Kirup travel east along Brookhampton Road and turn south into Kirup - Grimwade Road. Follow this to a T junction at Grimwade Road and turn east (left). Look for a small sealed road leading left and this will take you to the camping areas.

 

HISTORY

 

Originally a railway siding called Upper Capel, Kirup was gazetted as Kirupp in 1901 with the double 'p' being dropped in 1931. The word is form the Aboriginal language and may mean 'place of summer flies'.

In 1901 a sawmill was started by the W.A. Jarrah Co. (owned by Bartram and Sons Melbourne) and it continued to operate until 1908.

John Cockworthy is credited with being the earliest settler in the district and he then sold his property to Col. N.M. Brazier. The Colonel is famous for taking part in the charge of the 10th Australian Light Horse during World War One.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Bibbulmun Track, Grimwade Campsite.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Kirup tavern, Kirup hall.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Collie-Preston

Federal : Forrest

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6251

Local Government : Shire of Donnybrook-Kirup

 

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