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Casuarina Stone Quarry Site

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

17918
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Location

SL 370 Rural location - not accessible Gingin

Location Details

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Oct 2005

Statement of Significance

The Quarry (and others yet to be located) was an important source of easily worked stone when settlement of the Gingin Town site was in its early stages.

History

Hearsay evidence tells that the site was used as the source of stone for St Luke's Church and Philbeys Cottage Recent identification of a Quarry on SL 370 matches recorded descriptions of such a location but evidence is circumstantial unless testing of stone in that location and relevant buildings can be carried out. The origin of the term 'Casuarina' is unknown.

Condition

Site Only

References

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

Place Type

Historic Site

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use MINING Other
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements
OCCUPATIONS Mining {incl. mineral processing}
PEOPLE Early settlers
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Resource exploitation & depletion

Creation Date

02 Aug 2007

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Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

This information is provided voluntarily as a public service. The information provided is made available in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.