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Dongolocking School Building


Shire of Katanning

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Richardson St Katanning

Location Details

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Great Southern

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 21 Dec 2005 Category 2

Category 2

• Of very considerable significance to the Shire of Katanning. • High level of protection appropriate.

Statement of Significance

Not only important for its historical value as being the last building of its era in continual use by the Education Department but because it will form the basis for storing and displaying Katanning Schools archives and memorabilia.


In 1945 the building was transported from Dongolocking School (Wagin Shire) and placed on the Katanning Primary School site. It was used as a classroom for many years. Since 1968 the building ahs had many uses. Converted to the Oslo Lunch Centre canteen for the Katanning Primary School then used for the housing of Educational Resources followed by use as an Aboriginal homework class and parent meeting room.
There were negotiations between the Education Department, Katanning All Schools Archives Committee and Shire of Katanning which resulted in the relocation of the building to the Richardson Street site adjacent to the Silver Band Hall in 2003.
Over the last two years work has been done to restore the building. This has been achieved through the Work For The Dole Program and the efforts of voluntary workers.
A Conservation Plan was drawn up by Mr Ronald Bodycoat - Architect and a Lotterywest Grant was obtained for the re-roofing of the building.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use EDUCATIONAL Other

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall PLASTER Fibrous Plaster Sheet
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

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SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

Creation Date

07 Feb 2007

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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