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Aboriginal Evangelical Church, Katanning


Shire of Katanning

Place Number

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22 Richardson St Katanning

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Rechabite Hall, CWA Hall

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1906, Constructed from 1956

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - Does not warrant assessment Current 27 Sep 2013

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 21 Dec 2005 Category 1

Category 1

• Possible state or national significance. • Highest level of protection appropriate.

Statement of Significance

Hall used for members' activities such as functions, crafts, catering etc. It was used for Repertory Club productions and other social functions.
A Kindergarten opened with a teacher employed from 2-4pm on Fridays. Church services and naturalisation ceremonies were also held in the hall and it was made available to other organisations for a nominal fee.

Physical Description

1934 - Brick hall with small kitchen at far end - lean-to added to North side.
1949 - Alteration to entrance - Stage erected at end of hall.
1956 - Extensive additions and alterations, building fenced and sewered.
1956 Additions and Alterations - Messers Hobbs, Winning and Leighton (WA Architects). Tenders called, 4,108 pounds accepted.


1934 C.W.A. purchased Rechabite Hall in Richardson Street and celebrated it's 4th birthday. 1956 Building committee set up and Building Fund commenced. Over the years the building has been altered and improved beyond recognition.
2003 C.W.A. closed due to lack of members - Shire of Katanning accepted management order. Now leased to the Katanning Aboriginal Evangelical Church.


Name Type Year From Year To
Messers Hobbs, Winning and Leighton (WA Architects) Architect 1956 -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
"Newspaper Article" Great Southern herald;
Anderson R (ed.); "Katanning: A Century of Stories". Katanning Shire Council 1988

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RELIGIOUS Other

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

07 Feb 2007

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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