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Shire of Gingin

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Lot 3 Whakea Rd Ginginup

Location Details

Local Government



Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Nov 1994 Category 3

Category 3

A place of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin. No constraints. Recommend: Encourage retention of the place, and document the place if retention is not possible.

Statement of Significance

The J.E. Wedge family have farmed Whakea', a part of the original Cheriton since 1895. Mrs Wedge was formerly Elizabeth Isabella Williams and they had three sons and six daughters. J.E. Wedge was a member of the Gingin Road Board for 14 years including nine years as Chairman. It is now owned by his grandson, Edward Wedge.

Physical Description

Approximately 350 yards form the Gingin Brook and seven kilometres from the townsite, off Cheriton Road. Mostly mud brick with a tin roof. There is a passage right down the centre and a fire place in nearly every room. The house has very high ceilings and a high pitch on the roof and verandahs almost all the way around. A brick section was added later - passage with 4 big rooms, bathroom and an extra 2 ft added to the height all around. The kitchen was enclosed off the south east corner. The house has not been lived in since 1955 when a new brick house was built nearby.


The original Cheriton Estate of W.L. Brockman was sold in 1889 and part of it was taken up by John Edgar Wedge who named the land where he lived, 'Whakea' in 1895. The eight-roomed house was built in 1901.




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin".

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use VACANT\UNUSED Vacant\Unused

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Other Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall EARTH Adobe {Mud Brick}

Creation Date

11 Jun 1998

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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