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Quairading Police Station, Lockup & Residence


Shire of Quairading

Place Number

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8 Parker St Quairading

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1911

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Apr 1996 Category 2

Category 2

A place of considerable cultural heritage significance; provide an appropriate level of recognition and protection. Recommend that maximum encouragement is provided to the owner to conserve the significance of the place. Nomination to the National Trust Classified List is recommended, to afford protection by means of moral persuasion. (TPS procedure also relevant)

Statement of Significance

Represents the presence of law and order at Quairading.

Physical Description

Timber framed and iron roof structures. The lock up is a small separate structure at the rear of the police residence and office.


In 1909 the Quairading Progress association applied for a policeman. Goods were disappearing from the rail siding, and the weekly visit from the Beverley policeman was not adequate. In 1911 a residents petition stressed the necessity of police. A camp station was opened on Reserve 12040 in 1911, but had no lockup facilities. In 1912, a second officer was sent to assist, and in 1913, the Police house was constructed. Directly across from the railway siding, the policemen could appraise new comers to town.


Integrity: Intact
Authenticity: High degree


Very Good


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Eaton F; "The Golden Grain and the Silver Fleece, A History of Quairading 1859-1930". Shire of Quairading 1979

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
GOVERNMENTAL Government Residence
Present Use GOVERNMENTAL Police Station or Quarters
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Police Station or Quarters

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Other Timber
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

09 Jan 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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