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Bethshan Lodge including original Mitchell Cottage


Shire of Katanning

Place Number

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5-7 Piesse St Katanning

Location Details

Other Name(s)

The Pines

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1907

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 25 Jan 1996 Category 4

Category 4

• Historic Site

Physical Description

Very little of the original Mitchell cottage remains and many additions and modifications have been made to the remaining brick structure, which was built in bungalow style.


The site where Bethshan Lodge is now located was originally owned by FH Mitchell until 1907 and consisted of 5 acres. Mitchell built a cottage, planted an orchard and some pine trees and constructed a dam. In 1907 Mr King bought the property and added 4 brick rooms to the front of the cottage.
In 1913 R L Richardson, of the Richardson & Co. Store, purchased the property. In 1915 the cottage was removed and given to the owner's daughter. Another 5 brick rooms were added as well as a bathroom.
In 1928 the property was owned by E A Hassell, in whose name it remained until 1954. From the late 1930s it was used as a maternity hospital and run by Sister Halliday. In 1954, Hassell sold it and was bought by the Presbyterian Church with money for the aged named "Parkside". It is now know as "Bethshan Lodge", still a home for the aged and was run by the local community until the Uniting Church Aged Homes Board took control in 1989.




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Bignell M; "A Place to Meet: a History of the Shire of Katanning Western Australia". UWA Press 1981

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Institutional Housing
Other Use RESIDENTIAL Institutional Housing
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof TILE Other Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people

Creation Date

27 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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