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Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & HolyApostles St. Peter & St. Paul, & Priest


Heritage Council

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Cnr Bowes & Doney Sts Mullewa

Location Details

Entire name for this place is: Church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel & the Holy Apostles St Peter & St Paul, Priest House & Presentation Convent (fmr) - amendment to place occuring late 2004 to include convent

Other Name(s)

Priesthouse & Presentation Convent (fmr)

Local Government

Greater Geraldton



Construction Date

Constructed from 1915, Constructed from 1929

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
State Register Permanent 10 Oct 1995 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Restrictive Covenant YES

Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978

Art Deco Significant Bldg Survey Completed

Classified by the National Trust Classified 11 Jun 1973

Municipal Inventory Adopted 24 Jun 2014 Category 1M

Category 1M

EXCEPTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE: Essential to the heritage of the locality.

City of Greater Geraldton


Various attempts to manage rising damp have caused a good deal of damage to the Convent and the repair methods have resulted in original fabric being obscured. Damp control has still not been effected. The Convent is in fair condition, with some elements being in very poor condition. The Church and Priesthouse are in good condition. Work has been done on both to alleviate problems of rising damp, insufficient drainage, and the entry of dust into the buildings. Maintenance of both buildings has been undertaken on a regular basis.


Name Type Year From Year To
Mother Brigid Kenny (believed to have drawn design for convent) Architect 1915 1915
Dean M. Lynch (1962 church extensions) Architect 1962 1962
John Cyril Hawes (church & priesthouse; also builder for much of church, with local volunteers and, in 1926, a professional mason) Architect 1920 1929

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5959 Mrs Mulder's trough; Konnongoring Hall; Perenjori; Hawes, Mullewa; Lynton Heritage Site; Hassell Homestead. Video 1991
3328 Final Report on 1998 Concrete Floor Works the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul Mullewa Report 1998
1542 Report on masonry investigation for the church of our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Priesthouse Mullewa Report 1997
10004 Presentation Convent (fmr) Mullewa, Western Australia Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2012
1776 Souvenir of the church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & Ss. Peter & Paul, Mullewa, West Australia. Book 1974
1369 Conservation Plan for The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul; and the Priesthouse lots 11, 12, 13 Doney St, Mullewa Western Australia Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1996
5518 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mullewa : 2002 conservation works (final report). Conservation works report 2002
860 Report on methods of window protection for Mullewa's The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul; and the Priest House Report 1995
3951 Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul, Mullewa-1999 Conservation Works (Walls) Heritage Study {Other} 1999

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Primary School
Original Use RELIGIOUS Housing or Quarters
Original Use RELIGIOUS Monastery or Convent

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow
Inter-War Spanish Mission
Inter-War Romanesque

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Local Stone
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Education & science
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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