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Cossack Town Site Precinct


Heritage Council

Place Number

There no heritage location found in the Google fusion table.



Location Details

The whole of the land contained within the area bounded by Wickham Street, Dampier Street, Pearl Street, Ward Street, Pilot Street, Perseverance Street, Settlers Beach Road to the Cemetery at Lots 422 & 433, and the foreshore to the high water mark (including the Land Backed Wharf).

Other Name(s)

Tien Tsin; Port Walcott; Butcher's Inlet

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1870

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 01 Sep 2013 City of Karratha
Heritage Agreement Variation 10 Oct 2017 Text of the Heritage Agreement
Heritage Agreement YES 27 Aug 1996 Text of the Heritage Agreement
State Register Permanent 21 Apr 2006 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 01 Sep 2013 Category A

Category A

Essential to the heritage of the locality. Rare or outstanding example. DESIRED OUTCOME: The place should be retained and conserved. Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place, and be in accordance with a Conservation Plan (if one exists for the place).

City of Karratha
Aboriginal Heritage Sites Register Permanent

Classified by the National Trust Classified 07 Jun 1977

Register of the National Estate Registered 27 Mar 2001


Fair to good

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
9760 The archaeology of market capitalism: a Western Australian perspective. Book 2011
9414 Cossack sustainable development an alternative strategy. Electronic 2005
11670 Palm Trees, Market Gardens and China-Towns: Asian migrant contribution to the development of the Pilbara 1870 - 1930 Electronic 2001
6540 Cossack conservation and management plan : photographs. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1992
402 Cossack historic town : a unique heritage tourism experience. Report 1992
3198 Cossack Conservation and Management Plan : Hall Photograph Collection. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1992
108 An archaeological survey of Cossack Heritage Study {Other} 1991
47 Archival research into British trademarks Report 1993
4405 Cossack Town Planning and Management Plan-Draft for Public Comment Report 1999
7192 3 projects : Cossack and Jarman Island. Report 2004
5964 Cossack; Roebourne; Lazarette site; Jarman Island Lighthouse; Roebourne Gaol. Video 1991
9413 Preliminary results of WA Heritage Week public excavation at Union Bank site at Cossack, Pilbara. Electronic 2008
7722 Notes on the history of Cossack. Other 1956
1785 Cossack conservation and management plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1987
7243 Cossack : statement of cultural significance. Heritage Study {Other} 1993
3307 Cossack Historic Gateway to the Pilbara Video 1991
11613 Archaeology of Asian sites in Cossack, W.A. Electronic 1996
9550 Cossack: draft master plan. Report 2007
4982 Cossack : kiosk renovations . Report 1999
9619 A pearling master's journey: in the wake of the schooner 'Mist'. Book 2008
1784 An archaeological survey of the Asian quarter of Cossack. Report 1988
5869 Historic town of Cossack : sustainable management study - 2001 and beyond. Report 2001
7290 Cossack gold : the chronicles of an early goldfields warden. Book 1984
4337 The future conservation and development of Cossack. Report 1999
9153 Cyclone Claire Jaunary 2006 and Cyclone Glenda March 2006 as filmed by Lyn Ling, caretaker at Cossack Backpackers. Video 2006
2209 Pearl shells pastures and misfits : an account of the restoration of the Bondstore and Customs House at Cossack Western Australia by six Aboriginals and one European. Report 1983
9415 Cossack heritage walk. Archaeological investigations and input. Electronic 2002
4673 Cossack : first port in the North West of Western Australia. Report 2000
11612 Cossack & Jarman Island Western Australia: Archaeology report Electronic 2006
531 An archaeological zoning plan for Cossack Report 1990
2565 Cossack : land of the silver sea. Book 1997
1796 Cossack townsite study and management plan. (Draft) Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1987
3249 Evaluating the tourism development potential of Cossack (draft). Report 1994
1789 Cossack : a conservation study of existing buildings. Heritage Study {Other} 1986
3197 Cossack conservation and management plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1992
4911 Cossack : conservation and management plan : bibliography (draft). Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1992
3306 Cossack conservation and management plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1989
529 Preliminary historical research on Cossack Report 1990
1783 Cossack : an archaeological survey from Pearl Street to Chinatown. Report 1990
4912 Cossack : the cultural significance of the lazaret. Heritage Study {Other} 1992
1788 Cossack Taskforce Report. Report 1986
10189 First port in the Northwest: a maritime archaeological survey of Cossack 25 - 30 June 2012 Heritage Study {Other} 2012
1478 Cossack: a policy for its conservation. Heritage Study {Other} 1996
8419 Cossack : concept stage draft master plan. Book 2006

Place Type

Precinct or Streetscape


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Courthouse
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Customs House\Bond Store
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Other

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Local Stone

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Mining {incl. mineral processing}
OCCUPATIONS Fishing & other maritime industry
PEOPLE Early settlers
PEOPLE Aboriginal people
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people

Creation Date

22 Jun 1992

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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