Shire of Waroona

Place Number



McNeill Rd Waroona

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1960, Constructed from 1915

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions or Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - Assessed-Below Threshold Current 11 Apr 2003

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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

Statement of Significance

Brookside has social and historic significance being the oldest extant residence in the Waroona townsite, and the only remaining strucuture built by Whittakers Timber Company.

Physical Description

A single-storey, timber framed and tile vernacular interpretation of a Federation Bungalow style residence and associated store/cool room.


Built c1915 by the Whittaker family who had established a milling operation in Waroona, and used primarily as a residence for the mill staff. Possibly used as a drinking establishment. Refer HCWA Assessment for detailed history.

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
7495 Alignment deviation report : Waroona deviation, South Western Highway. Report 2004
7333 Heritage survey and assessment for Waroona deviation. Heritage Study {Other} 2002

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Other Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Other METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Timber industry
PEOPLE Famous & infamous people
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

07 Jul 1997

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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