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Malus Island - Whaling Site


Heritage Council

Place Number

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Mermaid Sound Dampier Archipelago

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1870

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 16 Jan 2004

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 01 Sep 2013 Category B

Category B

Very important to the heritage of the locality. High degree of integrity/authenticity. DESIRED OUTCOME: Conservation of the place is highly desirable. Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place.

City of Karratha
Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978


A survey of the site in 1987 noted on the RNE listing revealed considerable damage to the integrity of the remains. A metal commemorative plaque has been set into concrete on the top of the baking oven. The stonework of the tryworks (with trypots) has been stabilised using modern cement and the north face of the structure has been rebricked and one of the brick fireplaces has collapsed.

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
7647 Cultural heritage assessment and management proposal for historical archaeological sites : Dampier archipelago, Western Australia. Heritage Study {Other} 2004
2310 Dampier Archipelago Historic Sites Survey 1979 Report 1979

Place Type

Historic site


Epoch General Specific
Present Use VACANT\UNUSED Vacant\Unused

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Fishing & other maritime industry

Creation Date

29 Mar 1996

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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