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Mundaring Station Master's House


Shire of Mundaring

Place Number

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Jacoby St Mundaring

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Mundaring Station-master's House

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 22 Apr 1997 3 - Moderate significance

3 - Moderate significance

May have some altered or modified elements, not necessarily detracting from the overall significance; contributes to the heritage of the locality. Expectations: Conservation of the place is desirable. Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place and retain original fabric where feasible.

Statement of Significance

The Mundaring Station-master's house has high social and historic significance as one of the few railway fragments remaining intact and as a reminder of the importance of the railways to the development of the region and the impact it had on the community lifestyle.

Physical Description

The Mundaring station-master's house is diagonally opposite the Mundaring Hotel in Jacoby Street and side on to the street and railway reserve which is now the site of the Mundaring sculpture park (Site 269). The house is near the original station platform which has been adapted as a stage for the park's amphitheatre. It is a simple brick residence, typical of the standard government pattern of the period, with central hall, rooms off either side and rear leanto providing bathroom, laundry etc. The hipped corrugated iron roof extends down lower across the front (east) to form a full width veranda.


When the townsite of Mundaring was gazetted in May 1898, one of the earliest buildings constructed was the railway station. The brick and iron station-master's house was built some time later, and is one of the few remaining railway residences in the shire. The others are a weatherboard and iron house at Glen Forrest (Site 102), and what is thought to be the former station-master's residence at Wooroloo.


Integrity: HIgh




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
I Elliot; ibid. pp 116, 117

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5167 Station Master's House (former), Mundaring : conservation plan / prepared for Shire of Mundaring by Laura Gray in association with Philippa Rogers. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2001
5971 Mundaring Stationmaster's House, Stage 1 conservation works : final report. Conservation works report 2002

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use Transport\Communications Rail: Housing or Quarters

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS Rail & light rail transport

Creation Date

18 Jun 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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