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St Joseph's Catholic Church


Shire of Victoria Plains

Place Number

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George St Bolgart

Location Details

Local Government

Victoria Plains



Construction Date

Constructed from 1960

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 27 Oct 1998 Category 3

Category 3

Recognition of cultural heritage value; Provide recognition and protection through the processes of the Town Planning Scheme. Recommend that the place is retained and conserved if possible. Photographically record the place prior to any major redevelopment or demolition. Inclusion in the Shire's Town Planning Scheme means a local recognition of the heritage value of a place. Full implication of inclusion in the Town Planning Scheme are outlined in Appendix 1. Should a development application be received for a place, an assessment of the appropriateness of development would be made. Professional advice and consultation would be available, from the Heritage Council of WA, the Shire or specialised consultants, to inform property owners of development options should it be appropriate. Heritage Council and National Trust properties also included in the Town Planning Scheme Provisions..

Art Deco Significant Bldg Survey Adopted 01 Jul 1998

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

The church represents associations with the site since 1 £24, and a sense of place for the events and ceremonies that have taken place.

Physical Description

Brick construction with a steep pitch gable roof clad with tiles.


In 1924, the Catholic community decided to build a new church in the new townsite of Bolgart, having till that time used the Agricultural Hall. In 1931, the timber framed and clad church was constructed. The first priest to conduct services was Father Felix from the Wyening Mission. Father Ted O'Halloran followed, until he enlisted in the army when World War Two began. He later returned to Bolgart when it became part of the Goomalling parish. The original church served tne Catholic Community until 1960, when the existing church was built. Father Michael Cave was the Parish Priest instrumental in organising the building. A wheat drive raised two thirds of the funds for the building before construction began.


Integrity: Intact or redeemable
Authenticity: High degree




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Erickson R; "The Victoria Plains". Shire of Victoria Plains 1971

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Ceramic Tile
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

04 Dec 1998

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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