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Wake's Garage Group


Shire of Katanning

Place Number

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25-27 Richardson St Katanning

Location Details

goes thro to Taylor St

Other Name(s)

Barrett's Residence; Wake's Residence
H. Barrett Stables; Wake's Garage (fmr)

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1938

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
State Register Registered 16 May 2008 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jan 1996 Category 3

Category 3

• Significant as an individual building within the Shire

Statement of Significance

Wake's Garage has little aesthetic or architectural significance but high historical and social significance. With the large amounts of original machinery and equipment and records, the place is a time capsule of events and activities since it first opened it doors. There could be some scientific significance, with some of the machinery and equipment (some of which is still used) demonstrating the needs of automotive repairs.

Physical Description

A collection of iron and concrete block spaces with concrete and earth floors. The place is filled with machinery, motor parts, records and inventions. The architecture is unimportant; it is the contents and activities of the owners that gives the site its significance.


The site of Wake's Garage was originally used as stables and evidence of the stable floor still exists.
Since 1938, the site has been Wake's Garage, the workshop still containing much original machinery and equipment. As well as the workshop there is also office space, with some records going back to the beginning of business.




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Municipal Inventory Steering Committee

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use Transport\Communications Road: Other
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Stable
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Inter-War Stripped Classical
Inter-War California Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other TIMBER Other Timber
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall CONCRETE Concrete Block

Historic Themes

General Specific
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS Technology & technological change
OCCUPATIONS Technology & technological change
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries
PEOPLE Local heroes & battlers
PEOPLE Innovators

Creation Date

27 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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