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Wilgermar Estate


Shire of Katanning

Place Number

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Kojonup Rd Katanning

Location Details

The original Springfield Estate (which was renamed Indinup) was split into three to create the properties of Indinup, Wilgermar and Perleninup.

Other Name(s)

Springfield site (fmr)

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1910, Constructed from 1870

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jan 1996 Category 4

Category 4

• Historic Site

Statement of Significance

Wilgermar has high social significance in that it was the residence of an important family in Katanning, the Grovers, and illustrates the growth of the family and changing demands on the residence. William Grover was the second policeman to be stationed at Police Pools.

Physical Description

Originally a wattle and daub building with a wooden floor and thatched roof, this was replaced by a brick dwelling.
Wilgermar has natural soaks which still supply the families water today.


Springfield as it was originally known, was settled in 1865/66 by the Grover family. The name of the property was soon changed to 'Indinup'. The original home was burnt down and a second home 'Indinup' was built catering for the growing Grover family.
In the late 1940's, the property was sold to the Soldier Land Settlement and leased back, thus keeping it in the family name. In 1948 the property was split into three separate properties, "Indinup", retained by Alan, eldest son of Marian Grover and Tom Wilson. "Perleninup" was taken up by Archibald Wilson, the youngest son. "Wilgermar" was granted to Earnest O'Donnell Grover.
The property has since been passed on to Lynne and Bill Coleman (Lynne being the great granddaughter of William and Bridget Grover.
The name "Wilgermar" is derived from the names of William Grover's three children -William, Gertrude and Martin.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Bignell M; "A Place to Meet: a History of the Shire of Katanning Western Australia". pp.41-51 UWA Press 1981
Mrs Wilson, Katanning, 16/10/92

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying

Creation Date

27 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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