Water Fall

Author

Shire of Merredin

Place Number

24519

Location

Great Eastern Hwy Merredin

Location Details

Western End Railway Station Museum

Local Government

Merredin

Region

Wheatbelt

Construction Date

Constructed from 1993

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 16 Apr 1999 Category 2

Statement of Significance

The Waterfall is of social significance, demonstrating community effort in the construction of a project which is of value to tourism.

Physical Description

The waterfall comprises a mound, lined with stone, with an overhanging concrete slab over which water flows and drops into a shallow pool below. There are steps of railway sleepers leading to a look-out at the top of the mound. Around the top of the mound there is a pipe and cyclone mesh fence; around the pool is a pipe and chain barrier. There is a free standing sign at the foot of the steps that says the,Waterfall was built by the Merredin Museum and Historical Society, with assistance from the Lotteries Commission and is dedicated to pioneer women on the centenary of the rail.

History

Themes: Social and Civic Activities - Cultural

Integrity/Authenticity

The fountain is as constructed and has a high integrity.

Condition

Good

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Merredin Museum & Historical Society Records

Place Type

Landscape

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument
Original Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Monument

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Other Stone

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities

Creation Date

06 Jul 2002

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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