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Hamel Nursery


Shire of Waroona

Place Number

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Burney Rd Hamel

Location Details

B/w Railway line & SW Hwy includes Camellias & Cork Oak Trees

Other Name(s)

Experimental Farm
State Nursery at Drake’s Brook

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1897, Constructed from 1900

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
State Register Registered 18 Dec 2007 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Classified by the National Trust Classified {Trees}

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Nov 1995 Category 1

Category 1

Conservation Essential A place which may meet the criteria for inclusion in the State Register of Heritage Places (ie: of state or national value). Highest level of protection appropriate; Warrants a referral to the Heritage Council WA and further assessment for possible entry into the State Register; Provide maximum encouragement to the owner/s to conserve the significance of the place; Photographically record the place. Possible Recommendations: Individual consideration of Town Planning Incentives. Design guidelines/heritage policies should be developed in order to enhance and conserve the place in context with its location. Design guidelines/heritage policies should be developed which would include the place.

Physical Description

Large nursery located on irrigation channel. Contains numerous mature species of plants and trees as well as some unique varieties to the State.


The land was originally part of L V De Hamel Estate. The land was allocated (date unkown) to GEO T
Simpson MLA of Drakesbrook under conditional purchase lease 48/1390. On 14 September 1897 , the land was purchased back by the Government for consideration of 650 pounds and set apart as Reserve 4674 for the purpose of "Experimental Farm" via Government Gazette (GG), 7/10/1897. On 24 August 1899 Hamel Nursery was gazetted as Reserve 5174. IN the GG of 19/9/1902, Reserve 4674 was cancelled and a new Reserve 8380 created over the same area for the purpose of "Experimental Pine and Jarrah Plantation". On 7 January 1955, Reserves 5174 and 8380 were cancelled and the area set aside as part of State Forest 60. In addition to commercial timber trees, ornamental trees were also planted.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
"Government Gazette,". 7/10/1897.
"Government Gazette,". 19/9/1902,

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
10105 Hamel eco-park: living history. Conservation works and interpretative design strategy. (DRAFT) Heritage Study {Other} 2013
7565 Hamel Eco-Historic Precinct : conservation plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2005
6607 Register of significant trees as at June 1988. Report 1988

Place Type



Epoch General Specific
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Other
Present Use FORESTRY Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision
OCCUPATIONS Rural industry & market gardening
OCCUPATIONS Timber industry

Creation Date

17 Jun 1991

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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