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Gingin Railway Station and Quarters

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

01082
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Location

Lot 500 Jones St Gingin

Location Details

Plan 66821

Other Name(s)

Gingin Railway Station and Quarters (fmr)

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1891

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 17 Oct 2017
State Register Registered 02 Sep 2011 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 17 Oct 2017 Category A

Category A

A place of exceptional cultural heritage significance to Shire of Gingin and the state of Western Australia, that is either in the Heritage Council of WA's Register of Heritage Places or worthy of consideration for entry in the Register. A development application needs to be submitted to the Heritage Council for any proposed development. Recommend: Retain and conserve the place. Full consultation with property owner prior to making the recommendation.

Classified by the National Trust Classified 03 Jul 1978

Heritage Council
Statewide Railway Heritage Surve Completed 01 Aug 1994

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Permanent 28 Sep 1982

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

Gingin Railway Station & Quarters was one of the first railway stations constructed on the Midland Junction to Walkway line by the Midland Railway Company. It was constructed by prominent builder, innovative farmer and developer Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Liebe, and is also associated with Edward Keane, a leading railway builder. It was part of the development of the Midland-Walkaway Railway that provided the essential transport for pastoral and agricultural development in the region.

Physical Description

The "T" shape form comprises an extensive 'frontage along the platform parallel with the railways line, and protruding gable street frontage to Jones Street. The pavilion gable roof similarly runs parallel with the railway line with gables each end and a gable feature on the street front. All other railway elements associated with the site are no longer extant.

History

Gingin Railway Station was constructed in 1891 by the Midland Railway Company, under Edward Keane's direction as he extended the railway line from Midland Junction through to Walkway and later to Geraldton, opening up the pastoral and agricultural land and development opportunities. The Jones family of nearby Granville ran the refreshments rooms. The railway station comprised a goods shed, refreshment rooms and a longer platform, water tanks at each end to facilitate two trains at simultaneously, and crane, all that have since been demolished. With the demise of steam trains, and later the introduction of more efficient road transport, the railway station was decommissioned in 1976. Sometime later after it had been vacant and fallen into disrepair, It was leased to the Diggins family for 21 years during which time they restored the place.
The Gingin Railway Station building is now owned by the National Trust. This place is currently leased to the Gingin Lions club who have undertaken conservation work to the building and have opened to the public as a small cafe, gift shop and interpretive centre.

Integrity/Authenticity

Integrity : Moderate degree
Authenticity : Moderate degree

Condition

Very Good

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
523 Restoration of the iron roof of the Gingin railway station Heritage Study {Other} 1994

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use Transport\Communications Rail: Railway Station
Present Use VACANT\UNUSED Vacant\Unused

Architectural Styles

Style
Victorian Georgian
Vernacular

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Face Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES Water, power, major t'port routes
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS Rail & light rail transport
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

30 May 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

10 Jun 2021

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