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Shire of Gingin

Place Number

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Lot 12 Mooliabeenie Rd Gingin

Location Details

Local Government



Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

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 18 Oct 2005 Category 3

Category 3

A place of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin. No constraints. Recommend: Encourage retention of the place, and document the place if retention is not possible.

Statement of Significance

An attractive farm house.


John Musk, a wealthy grazier from the north west of W.A, built this house. It stands directly across the Mooliabeenie Road from the original 'Cleveland' (W.T. King). Mr. Musk bought the property in 1907 and he employed Jack Meakins and Bob Collett to make the mud bats. This large house was built with wide verandahs overlooking the Moodah Valley. John Musk died in 1921 and his wife Catherine, who also largely financed Boys' Town at Bindoon, inherited the property. The farm was sold in the 1930's to the Petersons of Northam and then to Les Payne in 1952. It was taken over as a Military Hospital during the Second World War. Mr. M. Williamson and T.M. Watson bought the house and renovated it in 1969. It was then purchased by Charles Turner in 1975 and lived in by members of the Turner family, the current owners being Bradley Turner and family.




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin".

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead
Other Use HEALTH Hospital

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Wrought Iron
Wall EARTH Adobe {Mud Brick}

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES World Wars & other wars

Creation Date

02 Mar 2007

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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