Posts tagged Western Australia
Posts tagged Western Australia
Two Obelisks and Commemorative Plaque at Leander Point (off Burges St.), Denison. Built in 1869 as stone beacons to guide vessels through hazardous reefs and sand banks into the anchorage at Port Irwin (later Port Denison). In 1979, a plaque was added to one obelisk to commemorate the loss of the “Leander” wrecked offshore in 1853. This object was Classified by the Trust in 1983.
The plaque reads:
To commemorate the loss of the Brigantine Leander near this point on 11 November 1853 due to a fault in its chronometer. Leander under Captain R. Johnston on route from Fremantle to Singapore via Champion Bay. Turned for its run into Geraldton too soon and collided with South Leander Reef. As an aid to navigation this obelisk was erected in 1869.
Irwin House - Farm Building, Grave and Historic Site, Brand Highway, Irwin was built c. 1860, and Classified by the Trust in 1984. The farm building was built circa 1860 as part of the original farm establishment. It was used in part as an unofficial Post Office until the official Post Office was established at the Irwin settlement nearby. The building is constructed with stone walls and pitched corrugated iron roof. The adjacent grave marks the burial of the first unofficial Post Master, John Armstrong.
Irwin House was an important centre in the early days of the Irwin district. The farmhouse was a haven at times for governors, travellers, explorers and surveyors.
London Court, between St Georges Terrace and Hay Street, Perth, c. 1960. These are postcards produced for visitors to W.A, gifted to the Trust.
A Kingia australis on a Conservation Covenanted property at Keysbrook, in the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, W.A.
This is our final quote for the 2012 National Year of Reading. Remember to relax in the shade this summer, as George Grey did.
Came across this 1995 Classification - the Narembeen Hotel, built in 1923. We had no images in our library, but this one from Google Earth is serviceable Located on the main street and close to the railway station, the hotel was the first permanent building in the town of Narembeen. It was designed to address its corner site and has considerable townscape significance. It is the only building with its street verandahs intact.
Cossack Court House (former) on Pearl Street (cnr. Perserverance Street), Cossack, was built between 1890 and 1895, and Classified by the Trust in 1967. The foundation stone for the courthouse was laid on 9 October 1886, by Mrs Angelo, the wife of the Government Resident.
The court house is a significant building in the Administration Precinct which forms part of the old colonial town of Cossack. Cossack was once a thriving commercial port which serviced the north-west and the nearby town of Roebourne. The building is representative of the the type of building designed by the Public Works Department for remote places in Western Australia.
The building is constructed from local ironstone with sandstone quoins to the corners openings and reveals. The single storey verandah is supported by robust rendered posts.
From a picture collection gifted to the National Trust - The Kwinana Freeway & Narrows, c. 1960.
WA tourist postcard, produced by the state in 1960, featuring the Swan River at Pelican Point.