HEMA Map reference 76/E3
28° 21' 08" S 114° 37' 46" E
Northampton 0439 979 489
Old railway station, Chiverton House, Church of St Mary, Gwalla Church. Port Gregory, Pink Lake.
Buildings of note
Miner's Arms Hotel 1868, Northampton Hotel 1900, Sacred Heart convent 1919, Chiverton House (c)1896, Family store 1890, Road Board office 1898, Railway Hotel 1876, Old police station 1882, Anglican church 1908, Post office 1923, Roman Catholic church 1936.
Calendar of events
discovered in the area in 1842 by Thomas Manson and lead was discovered in
1848. In 1849 the first railway in W.A. was completed, to take ore to the
port at Geraldton. The railway continued to
operate until 1957.
Northampton boasted the first public railway in W.A. that ran south to Geraldton. It began operation in 1879 and the old railway station now houses a collection of railway memorabilia.
Travellers are well catered for in Northampton with a choice of three pubs and an excellent facility for caravanners and motorhomers to stop during the day behind Hampton Park where there are toilets, a dump point and a water tap for drinking water. The area is large enough for the biggest motorhome or bus to park easily while the occupants take a stroll through this heritage listed town. A brochure on the local heritage trail is available from the local tourist bureau located in the old police station.