Katanning Club


Shire of Katanning

Place Number



12 Amherst St Katanning

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Katanning Men's Club

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1914

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Registered 23 May 2008 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jan 1996 Category 1
Classified by the National Trust Classified 17 Jul 1991

Statement of Significance

The Katanning Club is significant to the social history of the town, and the way people need to interact with each other in their leisure time. There is also rarity value in its steward accommodation, which was a feature not often seen in country clubs. There is also architectural significance, having been designed by the prominent Perth architects, Cavanagh & Cavanagh, and being well proportioned and carefully detailed.

Physical Description

The club is a single storey, asymmetrical bungalow style building with brick walls and white tuck-pointing and stucco stringcourses. The hipped and gabled roof is of corrugated zincalume. The verandah is supported on circular stylised columns topped with pseudo Doric capitals and torus mouldings. The fascias are supported on console brackets. The main gable is elaborately decorated with niches, half timbering and roughcast render. The minor gable to the verandah has a central medallion and is surrounded by wreaths. The windows are timber framed double hung. The ceilings and cornices are pressed metal. A room has been added to the clubhouse, and the bar has undergone renovations.


By 1914, the men in Katanning were in need of a district social club. As a result, a committee was formed (predominantly of rural background), land was purchased (213.15s) and architects submitted plans of the clubhouse. The design of Cavanagh & Cavanagh was accepted, and Mr F L Kleeman was the successful contractor to build the clubhouse for 1803. (This amount was later adjusted to allow for an error in the additions). The Anderson brothers, Ross and Thomas, were extremely generous for their financial support of the clubhouse. The club, a bungalow style building, set on a lot of over one acre, was a male domain, except for the token "Ladies Day" held annually. It was not until 1985 that women were admitted as members when the club combined with the Ladies Marloo Club. The clubhouse also had live-in steward quarters, which was a relatively unique feature.




Name Type Year From Year To
Cavanagh & Cavanagh Architect 1914 -


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". p.247 UWA Press 1981

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
231 The Katanning Club replacement of roof Heritage Study {Other} 1993

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Community Hall\Centre
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Other
Original Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Community Hall\Centre

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities

Creation Date

28 Aug 1992

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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