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St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Precinct


City of Busselton

Place Number

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Cnr 69-71 & 70 Kent St & 69 Prince St Busselton

Location Details

Inc Existing Church, former church (facade to shopping complex), rectory, nunnery & former school site

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Demolition Year


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
Uniting Church Inventory Completed 01 Oct 1996

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 08 Sep 1971

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Destroyed

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Nominated 25 Aug 1995

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

St Josephs Precinct, an area that once comprised the early 1866-8 church, the 1933 Church, the rectory and convent and school has cultural heritage significance as a centre of development of the community with special significance to Roman Catholics and the surviving buildings illustrate a range of periods and styles. The place also demonstrates the Church’s long establishment in Busselton.

Physical Description

The precinct includes the early 1866-8 church, the 1933 Church and the site of the rectory and convent and school.

See individual building listings.


Historical Notes: The precinct grew through time with the first of the churches being built by voluntary labour. The collection of buildings grew through time and developed into a Roman Catholic precinct that included the town churches, convent, school and rectory. Only the church designed by E. le B. Henderson survives and is in use. The first church is now part of a shopping centre.


Integrity Notes: Some of the elements have been removed and it is difficult to discern a precinct in the physical sense. The precinct retains a low degree of integrity.
Authenticity Notes: See individual listings




Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Other Use RELIGIOUS Church Hall

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

02 Feb 2017


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