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Ralph Dewar's Home - Site

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

17910
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Location

Brand Hwy Gingin

Location Details

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1860

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 Category 4

Category 4

A site without built features, but of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin.

Physical Description

All that remains of the mud bat homestead and outbuildings is a stone well. The land is currently used for pasture.

History

Ralph Dewar selected SL 292 of 189 acres in July 1860. This land was immediately south west of that owned by his brother, William Smart Dewar. Ralph married Frances Carson, daughter of Alfred Carson. They had two children but unfortunately Ralph was killed when a cart overturned in February of 1861. All that remains of the mud bat homestead and outbuildings is a stone well. A fine watercolour remains in his descendants' keeping.

Condition

Remnants Only

References

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

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use FARMING\PASTORAL Other

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall EARTH Adobe {Mud Brick}

Historic Themes

General Specific
PEOPLE Early settlers
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

02 Aug 2007

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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