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Fairlawn Farmhouse & Outbuildings


City of Busselton

Place Number

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39 & 1001 Chapman Hill Rd Busselton

Location Details

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1839

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 13 Aug 2014

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 20 Jun 1996 Category 2

Category 2

Category 2 places are important places in the Shire and generally have built features as part of their significance. These places should be retained on the list and conservation encouraged. Rather than protection under the scheme, conservation should be encouraged through incentives.

Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

‘Fairlawn’ Dwelling, a single and two storey Victorian Georgian house in a farm group setting, has cultural heritage significance as a fine Colonial building. It is also believed to be the oldest dwelling within the Shire. It is significant for its associations with Captain Molloy, the first Busselton Magistrate, who once owned it. The dwelling is historically significant, being thought to be one of the earliest properties to be established in the region, although its current integrity is low.

Physical Description

Single and two-storey brick and iron dwelling an associated buildings in a farm setting.
‘Fairlawn’ Dwelling comprises a group of farm buildings and outbuildings on the banks of the Vasse River.


Captain Molloy was transferred to Busselton as the area’s Government Magistrate in 1839 54 and he moved with his family in May to their home “Fairlawn”, built in 1839. Captain Molloy purchased “Cometville” in 1852 as well.


Integrity Notes: The place has a low to moderate degree of integrity. Additions and many alterations have taken place over the last ten years and there appears to be little original fabric remaining. A substantial outbuilding appears reasonably intact.
Authenticity Notes: The place has little authenticity, refer integrity notes.

Low-Moderate Degree/Low-Moderate Degree



Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people

Creation Date

24 Jun 1997

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Last Update

03 Jan 2017


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