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Police Quarters


Shire of Katanning

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146 Clive St Katanning

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1891

Demolition Year


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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 21 Dec 2005 Category 5

Category 5

• Contributes to local character • Significant but not essential to history of area

Parent Place or Precinct

17440 Katanning Police Station

Statement of Significance

The former sergeant's house is one of the early remaining buildings in Katanning and represents the presence of law and order in the growing town.

Physical Description

Building is a single storey brick house, with a hipped and gabled corrugated zincalume roof. It features typical tuck-pointed stretcher bond brickwork, double hung sash windows and slender Tuscan posts on the verandah. The original verandah floor has been replaced with concrete, and an extension, carport and casement window were added in the 1960ss.


In June 1891 the government called tenders for the erection of police quarters and the successful contractors were Thorn, Bower and Stewart. The quarters were erected that same year, along with the station and cells.
The new building was not without fault, with the mantle piece in the front room riddled with white ants, no oven in the kitchen, no water closet for the use of business, lack of security and locking, and windows wide enough for two people to climb out of at the same time.
The quarters were occupied in December 1892 by the towns' first police constable, Tom Conner.




Name Type Year From Year To
George Temple Pool (PWD) Architect 1891 -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
National Trust Assessment form
Bignell M; "A Place to Meet: a History of the Shire of Katanning Western Australia". UWA Press 1981

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use GOVERNMENTAL Police Station or Quarters
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Police Station or Quarters

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Other Brick
Roof METAL Zincalume
Other CONCRETE Other Concrete

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

09 Feb 2007

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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