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Norfolk Island Pine Tree & George Eliott's Landing - Site of


City of Bunbury

Place Number

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Stephen St Bunbury

Location Details

Near the E end of Stephen Street, beneath Centrepoint Shopping Centre Tree at entrance of Shopping Centre

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1839

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 31 Jul 1996 Historic Site

Historic Site

Historic Site

Statement of Significance

George Eliot's Landing was situated at the end of Stephen Street, where it met the Estuary. It was where early Government officials landed goods that arrived by ship for the fledgling settlement of Bunbury prior to the construction of the town jetty.

Physical Description



In the earliest days of settlement, residents regularly used Leschenault Estuary and associated waterways for transport. Prior to the construction of a jetty for shipping in 1854, it is believed that George Eliot regularly used this landing spot at the end of Stephen Street. It would have been a local landmark of sorts.

George Eliot was an early Resident Magistrate and Customs Officer in Charge for some time.

The site was originally an open creek and was marked in Surveyor Ommaney’s 1841 Field Book.

The site has since been reclaimed and now lies under the Centrepoint Shopping Centre.


The site now lies buried beneath Centrepoint Shopping Centre.



Place Type

Historic Site


Epoch General Specific
Present Use COMMERCIAL Shopping Complex
Original Use Transport\Communications Water: Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS River & sea transport

Creation Date

13 May 1997

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Last Update

10 Nov 2017


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