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Tom Street Mission House


Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

Place Number

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45 Loch St Derby

Location Details

Local Government

Derby-West Kimberley



Construction Date

Constructed from 1932, Constructed from 1933

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 01 Dec 1995 Category 2

Category 2

Highest Level of Protection;

Statement of Significance

The Tom Street Mission House is significant to the development of Derby. It is also a significant part of the history of the church and the UAM in particular in the north of Western Australia.

Physical Description

The house was built of materials available locally. The house frame and stumps are of Cyprus pine and the external walls and roof are corrugated iron. The timber floorboards are believed to have come from ship wrecks off the coast. Roof battens are mangrove jacks. The original section of the house remains intact with original Malthoid (bituminous paper) internal lining. The house has been extended and a verandah was added in the 1980s.
The site also contains a corrugated iron Aboriginal Welfare department hut which was used by the mission women as a work room. There is also a larger outbuilding constructed of similar materials to the house. The old UAM hostel that existed adjacent to the house has been demolished and replaced by a church.
The Derby mission is related to the mission at Mount Barnett Station.


The Tom Street Mission House was built circa 1932/33 by church missionaries of the United Aborigines Mission and named after the first UAM missionary in the area. The house has been used continuously from the 1930s to the present for housing church missionaries and pastors.


Intactness of fabric: Good
Alterations: Verandah




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
C Clement: "Municipal Inventory for the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley; Thematic Framework". Shire of Derby West Kimberley 1995

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RELIGIOUS Housing or Quarters
Present Use RELIGIOUS Housing or Quarters
Other Use GOVERNMENTAL Office or Administration Bldg

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall METAL Corrugated Iron
Other OTHER Other Material

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

11 Dec 1997

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Last Update

02 Feb 2017


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