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Kalgoorlie Hotel


City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Place Number

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319 Hannan St Kalgoorlie

Location Details

Cnr Wilson St

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1896

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Statewide Hotel Survey Completed 01 Nov 1997

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 09 Jul 2001 Category 2

Category 2

The place is considered to have a high level of significance to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and valued by the local community. Maximum encouragement to conserve the significance of the place should be provided to the owner under the town planning scheme.

Statement of Significance

: Kalgoorlie Hotel is a representative example of the Federation Filigree style common in the Australian pub tradition as a two-storey hotel with verandahs, located on a street corner. The building is an important element of the streetscape of Hannan Street, enhanced by a verandah and balcony that extend over the pavement.

Kalgoorlie Hotel has historic value as a demonstration of the development that occurred in Kalgoorlie around the turn-of-the-century as it became a service centre of the goldfields.

Kalgoorlie Hotel is significant for its continuity of use.

Physical Description

: A two-storey stone building designed in the Federation Filigree style, c. 1890 - c. 1915, and built on a corner to the building line with a rendered parapet. A wide verandah and balcony extend the length of the facades over the pavement. The building is truncated at the corner which forms the primary entrance to the building.

The building has some brick extensions to the rear. Much of the masonry has been rendered or over-painted. It has some notable leadlight glazing dating c. 1930. The ground floor valance is sheeted over.

The detailing of the building exhibits all the Federation exuberance of the hotel industry at the time.


The building was established as a hotel and continues to be used as a hotel.

"The building was originally named the Kalgoorlie Hotel. It was renamed Judd's Pub but when the hotel underwent major renovations in the early 1990s, it reverted to its original name, the Kalgoorlie Hotel" (Laurie, 1995: 27).

General Comments: The role of hotels was crucial to the social and economic life on the goldfields. If mines were the sources of the miner's wages, the hotels were the sinks into which a lot of it was poured. Hotels not only provided alcoholic drinks, food and accommodation, but provided men with comfortable surroundings quite beyond their normal experience. Hotels were also vital social centres for travellers and residents alike (Webb, 1993: 543-544).


Integrity: High
Authenticity: Moderate




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Laurie, K. ; "Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie: Our Golden Heritage: a Heritage Walk Along Hannan Street, ". p.27 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Tourist Centre WA 1995

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
11358 Cast iron pillar boxes of Western Australia: An early history of the J & E Ledger foundry Book 2015

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use COMMERCIAL Hotel, Tavern or Inn
Present Use COMMERCIAL Hotel, Tavern or Inn

Architectural Styles

Federation Filigree

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Donnybrook Sandstone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Sport, recreation & entertainment
OCCUPATIONS Hospitality industry & tourism

Creation Date

03 Jun 1997

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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