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Katanning Croquet Club

Author

Shire of Katanning

Place Number

17675
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Location

2-28 Piesse St Katanning

Location Details

Local Government

Katanning

Region

Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year

N/A

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 21 Dec 2005 Category 3

Category 3

• Significant as an individual building within the Shire

Statement of Significance

Occupying the site since 1920, the dedicated and energetic members of the Katanning Croquet Club continue to provide a sporting facility for seniors and others interested in the sport.

History

On the 9th November 1920, a group of ladies met in Katanning Lands Office to discuss formation of a Croquet Club in conjunction with the recently formed Bowling Club. The Club was officially opened on 11th December 1920 by Mrs F.H. Piesse who loaned the mallets. The first President of the club was Mrs Gilbert-Jones. Over many years members were the wives of Bowlers (only men).
In 1922 the club purchased its own mallets. When the Bowling Club moved to its present site, the Shire gave the Croquet Club extra land, fencing materials and the use of half of the club house. The Club now had to maintain its own greens.
In 1970 a Jubilee Carnival was held. In 1990 the greens were reticulated using money from raised through loans and donations from club members. The premises were shared with a very active Thompson Park Tennis Club for some years.
The 1990's saw a decline in the number of tennis club members and the club closed. In 2001 the premises were leased to the Katanning Playgroup. The Apex Club offered their services to help maintain the premises.
In 2005 the Croquet Club was asked by the Shire to consider relocating. This was rejected and the club has now signed a five year extension to their lease.

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Croquet Club information.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Sports Building

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Wall ASBESTOS Fibrous Cement, flat
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Sport, recreation & entertainment

Creation Date

07 Feb 2007

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Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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