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Old Mount Gould Police Station Group


Shire of Meekatharra

Place Number

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Berongarra-Mt Gould Rd Mount Gould

Location Details

100M North of Meekatharra

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1880

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 09 May 2003

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 05 Jul 1982

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Nominated 23 Dec 1982

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 21 Sep 2013 Category B

Category B

Retain and conserve the place. Undertake photo record of the place prior to any development.

Statement of Significance

Mount Gould Police Station is significant for the associations with the pastoralists from the 1880s, evidencing a distinctive way of life for the police officers and the pastoralists of the region.

Physical Description

Two buildings closely associated in an otherwise isolated location. The larger of the two buildings is rectangular in form and evidences a central corridor with rooms each side. The smaller is square in form and is the lockup with vertical steel bars to the window openings. The floor is earthen. Both buildings have perimeter verandas supported by bush timber posts, under the main roof.


The Mount Gould Police Station opened in the 1880s as a centre for police protection for Murchison pastoralists. In the late 1890s early 1900s, the police were concerned with checking cattle and sheep killing by the local Aboriginals. The buildings consist of the main station, which originally had a separate kitchen, lock-up, stone lined well and a grave. Iron bars, to which prisoners were chained, are still set in the walls of the lock-up. On 3 June 1987, the restored Mt Gould police station was dedicated to all the pioneers who settled the district.


INTEGRITY Moderate degree
AUTHENTICITY High degree despite well meaning interventions




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Shire of Meekatharra Municipal Heritage Inventory 1998

Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
Regional 9 Municipal Inventory

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use GOVERNMENTAL Police Station or Quarters

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Other Stone
Roof METAL Other Metal

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

24 May 2021


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