Railway Cottages, Waroona


Shire of Waroona

Place Number



Off McNeill Rd Waroona

Location Details

Along railway line, southern end of town

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1896

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Registered 30 Jul 2004 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions or Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Nov 1995 Category 1

Statement of Significance

Thecottage was associated with the railway which was an important part of the development of Waroona, and with the workers who lived in them. One of the oldest residences in Waroona today

Physical Description

Single storey residences with moderately pitched gabled broken back roof & front verandah. Some windows have been replaced with aluminium frames. The cottages are set down low & amongst mature trees.


Built c1896 for the railway workers. The Drakesbrook Railway Station opened between 1893 and 1896, and was located on the east side of the railway line, opposite the middle cottage. The cottages are privately owned.


Name Type Year From Year To
George T Poole Architect 1896 -

State Heritage Office library entries

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

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use Transport\Communications Rail: Housing or Quarters

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall OTHER Other Material
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Wall ASBESTOS Fibrous Cement, flat

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Workers {incl. Aboriginal, convict}
TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATIONS Rail & light rail transport

Creation Date

28 Jan 2002

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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