Wagerup Post Office (Ruins)


Shire of Waroona

Place Number



Marriot Rd off South Western Hwy Waroona

Location Details

Access from Marriot Road off South Western Highway

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1944

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Nov 1995 Category 2

Statement of Significance

The former post office building has rarity value in that it is the only remaining building of the Wagerup townsite. It was built through the efforts of the local community and would have been an important gathering place for them.

Physical Description

Building constructed from cement bricks, with jarrah floorboards and plaster walls. Cement foundation (tempered with gravel) and a corrugatediron gabled roof and skillion front verandah. The building is in poor condition owing to vandalism and weathering.


About 1944 a new post office building was erected by local residents who raised the necessary money by running dances and asking for donations. The land was apparently donated by the Browns. The three trustees of the new post office were Alf Brown, Merrick Tyler and Albert Trotter. From the late 1950's until its closure the post office was run by the Dundon family. Wagerup Post Office closed in 1977. This building is the only remnant of the Wagerup townsite. Bricks made by Noel Skinn and Noel Palmer The Wagerup Post Office also held the telephone exchange.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use VACANT\UNUSED Vacant\Unused
Original Use Transport\Communications Comms: Post or Telegraph Office

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall CONCRETE Concrete Block
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

17 Jun 1991

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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