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Convict Hospital Site


City of Busselton

Place Number

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19 Queen St Busselton

Location Details

Cnr Adelaide St

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1869

Demolition Year

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 20 Jun 1996 Category 5

Category 5

These places are of historic or social value, with few or no built features, and in private ownership or held by State agencies. Actions required are few and may, according to circumstances, be limited to recognition by way of interpretation or signage.

Statement of Significance

The former hospital site has cultural heritage significance for its historic links to the convict period of Busselton’s development.

Physical Description

The site marks the site of the first convict hospital in Busselton and is now occupied by a commercial premises.


The site marks the site of the first convict hospital in Busselton. The site was later occupied by the agricultural showground and then the Municipal Council building and finally by a commercial premises.


There is archaeological potential relating to the convict hospital structure.


Site Only

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
6426 A preliminary study of convict sites in Western Australia (draft). Heritage Study {Other} 1997

Place Type

Historic Site


Epoch General Specific
Present Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}
Original Use HEALTH Hospital

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Workers {incl. Aboriginal, convict}

Creation Date

12 Feb 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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