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Cape Riche Homestead


City of Albany

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Cape Riche, 120 km E of Albany

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Moirs Property

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1860, Constructed from 1850

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001


Cape Riche homestead was built between 1850 and 1860. It was built from locally cut common opal walls which are 18 inches (45 cm) thick. A billiard room was built by John Moir with assistance from
Aboriginal people. The Blacksmith shop was built about the same time. Various types of timber were
pitsawn for these buildings. Furniture was made from driftwood collected from the beaches.
Description taken from Moir Family Reunion
Notes, Battye Library PR Collection, Date unknown.


Name Type Year From Year To
Alexander Moir Architect - -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999
Moir Family Reunion Notes, Battye Library PR Collection,

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
9731 Great Southern strategic plan for Maritime heritage tourism. The story of the sea in the South. Report 2010
5921 Off-shears : the story of shearing sheds in Western Australia. Book 2002

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead
Present Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Other Stone

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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