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Good Templars' Hall - Site


Shire of Gingin

Place Number

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Lot 28 20 Weld St Gingin

Location Details

Local Government



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Construction Date

Constructed from 1879

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Oct 2005 Category D

Category D

A site without built features, but of some cultural heritage significance to the Shire of Gingin.

Physical Description

A very large 'cypresses sempervirens' tree remains, probably planted at the same time as those in the St. Luke's Churchyard.


The Good Templars' Hall was the first public use building in Gingin. A branch of the 'Order of Good Templars', known as Cheriton Lodge 19, was formed in Gingin in 1875, largely at the instigation of Henry Brockman They built a Hall of baked clay bricks, the day obtained from a gully at the rear of the block. T.J. Jones donated land. It was formally opened in June of 1879. Corrugated iron was used for additions. The Hall was used for Roads Board meetings, dances and other social events. It served as the local Schoolroom from the mid 1880's until a new School was built in 1895. In October 1925, the Roads Board decided to demolish the Hall as the Temperance organisation was virtually disbanded and the Hall in disrepair. Some of the materials were used by Richard Masters to build a house at Dee Swamp. A house was built there for the Shire Clerk in 1967 and later purchased by Mr N.H.V. Wallace.


Site only of Hall - the tree remains.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin".

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Primary School
Original Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Community Hall\Centre

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Other Brick
Wall METAL Corrugated Iron

Creation Date

24 Apr 2007

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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