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Yarloop Post Office (fmr) - second


Shire of Harvey

Place Number

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92 Johnston Rd Yarloop

Location Details

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1953

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

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 27 Oct 2015 Category 3

Category 3

Some/Moderate Significance DESCRIPTION • Contributes to the heritage of the locality. • Has some altered or modified elements, not necessarily detracting from the overall significance of the place. • Does not fulfil the criteria for entry in the TPS Heritage List. DESIRED OUTCOME • Conservation of the place is highly desirable. • Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place, and original fabric should be retained wherever feasible.

Municipal Inventory Adopted 12 Dec 2016 Category 4

Category 4

Little significance DESCRIPTION • Does not fulfil the criteria for entry in the TPS Heritage list. DESIRED OUTCOME • Photographically record prior to major development or demolition. Recognise and interpret the site if possible.

Statement of Significance

• Formerly, the place had historic value for its association with the development of the district in the post war period.
Formerly, the place had social value for the community as the former location of one of the important utilities in the town site.
Formerly, the place had aesthetic value for its contribution to the Yarloop heritage area.

Physical Description

Single storey structure with dual frontage to Johnston Road and Barrington-Knight Road. The house fronts onto Johnston Road and is of timber framed construction with weatherboard cladding. Timber framed sash windows, single glass and timber panelled door with square fanlight above. Shallow pitched hipped roof with gablet. The Barrington Knight Road frontage formed the former post office shop. The timber framed construction has weatherboard cladding to the lower section with a continuous row of windows in timber frames dominating the majority of the façade. The doorway is recessed, accessed via concrete steps. The overhanging eaves are supported on timber columns with a brink plinth base which is also used as a planter.

Destroyed by January 2016 Yarloop/Harvey/Waroona Fire.


The new Yarloop Post Office constructed in 1953 replaced the earlier post office located opposite the railway station in McDowell Street built in 1904. The building cost £10,000 and consisted of a large general office, entrance hall, two public telephones, an exchange and staff rooms. The staff on opening consisted of Mr L. W. Hall, Postmaster, three assistants and three telephonists. It was estimated that at this time the Yarloop Post Office handled each year; 200,000 letters and packets, 5000 telegrams and 4000 postal notes. In addition, the Post Office managed £80,000 in savings bank accounts and social services; 13,000 trunk line and 14,000 local calls. The building was opened by the Commonwealth Government Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Interior, Mr L. W. Hamilton.

This building was burnt down by the January 2016 Yarloop/Harvey/Waroona Fire.


Nil/ Nil


Demolished following January 2016 Yarloop/Harvey/Waroona Fire.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use Transport\Communications Comms: Post or Telegraph Office

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

17 Mar 2011

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Last Update

18 Feb 2020


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