Ron Maidment Archives Shire of Capel

Murals abound along the main street of Capel, an expression of local pride in the town. When you see the possum peering at you, you will have found the Iluka Capel Public Library, which houses the Ron Maidment Archives Room. Created as a result of a major bequest by local resident Ron Maidment, this collection has been further developed and maintained by hard working volunteers who assist the Senior Library Officer


Forest Road
Capel WA 6271

Opening Hours

Thurs 10am - 4pm

Capel celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1993 and this quilt is one of the special legacies of the celebrations. Designed and meticulously sewn by local quilters, it includes many elements which tell...

Hawaii might be a long way from Capel, but its romance and fun was beamed into the local hall when “Paradise Hawaiian Style” was the movie on that particular Saturday. The picture show was embedded in...

This Orient Line Award for Export Butter was awarded to the Capel Dairy in 1960. This competition involved the judging of butter in both London and Perth, and was a highly sought after award. The...

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