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Cook's House (fmr)


Shire of Katanning

Place Number

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19 Broome St Katanning

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Arts and Craft Centre

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1923

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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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 5

Category 5

• Contributes to local character • Significant but not essential to history of area

Statement of Significance

The formers Cook's House is significant as it represents a time of growth in Katanning when people were moving into the town, there was a housing shortage and rental prices escalated. By moving his house from Kalgoorlie to Katanning, Cook was able to afford to live in Katanning. It therefore has high social and historic significance.

Physical Description

This residence is a one-storey weatherboard structure with a corrugated iron roof. It was originally erected in Kalgoorlie by Mark Cook, then moved to and re-erected in Katanning when Cook transferred there. Original timber posts on the northwest side support the bullnose verandah. A concrete floor has replaced the verandah area. The half gables at the verandah ends are clad in scalloped boards.
Original sash windows on northwest side also. A Katanning brick chimney on the southwest is believed to have been, built by the Art & Crafit Society in 1973. The society also carried out other alterations.
The garden is simply grassed with boarder beds of conifers, roses, prunus and the like.


Mark Cook, a railway worker from Kalgoorlie moved to Katanning around 1922-23, bringing with him his weatherboard and iron home as rental prices were quite high in Katanning at this time of growth. By 1929, Cook had moved out of Broome Street and by 1935 Cook had become Assistant Station Manager.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
National Trust Assessment Form

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Other Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Community Hall\Centre
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities

Creation Date

31 Jan 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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