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York Post Office (1893)

A 2008-09 and 2010-11 Heritage Grants Program recipient

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The two grants received by the York Post Office have allowed for the completion of conservation works to the clock, clock room, and exterior stone and brickwork.

Built in 1893, the Post Office retains its original clock, which is one of the oldest public clocks in Western Australia. The clock stopped ticking more than 30 years ago. Now in the 21st century and with the help of a heritage grant, the clock has been restored back to working order and the weather beaten stone and brickwork have got a new lease of life.

The grand heritage building stands proud today as it did back in its glory day, but now with a reliable clock that proudly ticks on time.

In 2014, the York Post Office received a high commendation in the WA Heritage Awards in the Outstanding conservation of a non-residential place category.

Worker's Cottage, Perth (1897-98,1940)

A 2006-07 Heritage Grants Program recipient

Number 17 Brookman Street has been owned by one family for more than 90 years but was in need of major conservation work.

The owners received a heritage grant to re-roof in galavanised iron, replace gutters and downpipes to match originals and restore the bull-nosed verandah.

The Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct is a historic rarity in Western Australia and consists of 58 semi-detached residences and one detached residence, all built in 1897-98 in the Federation Queen Anne style with a corner shop added in 1940.

The precinct is rare in that a single basic design was used for all the homes, with the exception of two that are grander variations of the same design.  Built in the wake of the gold boom, the homes were considered ‘working class’.

The Worker's Cottage received a high commendation at the 2012 WA Heritage Awards for Outstanding conservation of a residential place.

Harwood's Cottage Cafe and Quindalup Post Office (1860)

A 2000 Heritage Grants Program recipient

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In 2000, Norma Andrews the owner of Hardwood's Cottage in Quindalup received a $20,000 grant heritage grant to develop a conservation plan.

The conservation plan shaped Ms Andrews successful restoration of the once thriving Quindalup timber town from a derelict state into a successful café and tourist attraction.

The Slab Cottage Group, now known as Harwoods Cottage, comprises a group of buildings constructed in the 1860s. Now a café, the cottage is rare for its intact split slab construction. The government building operated as the district’s post office and telephone exchange from 1923 to 1966.

The successfully restoration is the culmination of a 20-year dream of Mrs Andrews when she inherited the property in 1988. Through her tireless efforts and a dedicated approach to conservation, these important buildings are now being enjoyed by countless local, national and international visitors.

Norma's efforts were rewarded at the 2015 WA Heritage Awards when she won the prestigious Judge's Award: The Professor David Dolan Award for her conservation work.

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