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Harwoods Cottage, Quindalup


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Winner of the Professor David Dolan Judges' Award

Judges' citation: Norma Andrews has carefully restored the last vestiges of the once thriving Quindalup timber town from a near ruinous state into a popular café, short term accommodation stay and tourism attraction. This dedicated owner is an inspiration to others.

Harwood's Cottage and Café is a cluster of buildings of the former Quindalup town site, a satellite settlement for Busselton. From the mid to late 1800s, Quindalup was the hub of a thriving timber industry.

When Norma Andrews inherited the property in 1998, buildings was in a derelict state and in desperate need of repair. It took two years of planning and work to restore and adapt the cottage into a café and to turn the paddock into gardens. She was assisted with a Heritage Council grant for a conservation plan to guide the restoration work. The café was a success and helped her fund the remaining restoration work.

Over the next few five years she restored the outdoor kitchen and government buildings, and adapted the barn into short term accommodation. The government buildings house a collection of memorabilia which has proven popular with locals and tourists.

Through her tireless, conscientious and dedicated approach, Ms Andrews has given these significant buildings a new lease of life.






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