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Local Telephone Exchange (fmr)


Shire of Kalamunda

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265 Pickering Brook Rd Pickering Brook

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Residence for The Chrysie Place

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Construction Date

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 01 Aug 2013 Category 4

Category 4

Photographically record prior to major development or demolition. Recognise and interpret the site if possible.

Statement of Significance

·         The place has historic value for its association with the provision of telephone services in the small settlement at Pickering Brook

Physical Description

Single storey timber framed building with fibre cement sheet cladding. The dwelling is of asymmetric plan form with hipped and gable roofs clad in short sheet corrugated iron sheets and has open eaves. Timber framed openings. Small verandah with fibre cement sheeting balustrade.




Level of Integrity - Moderate; Level of Authenticity - Moderate


Poor This former residence was the location of the telephone exchange. The first manual Telephone Exchange was set up in this residence, the home of Ted Davey. It was in the front room which was also contained the local School Tuckshop. Laural Roads (now Gava) left school at 14 to work for her sister Mavis, (Mrs. Ted Davey) and operate the exchange. She did this till she turned 21 when she married Bruno Gava in the 1960s. There were about 69 subscribers and some others on party lines. Phone call costs were one penny for local calls and four pence for Trunk calls. Country calls were dearer depending upon distance.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall ASBESTOS Fibrous Cement, flat
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

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Creation Date

29 Jan 1998

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Last Update

04 Jan 2017


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