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Warden Finnerty's Residence

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A snap shot of history in Coolgardie

Really interesting home of the warden. Beautifully kept with loads of information and gorgeous... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Cathy S
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Albany, Australia
Grandeur in the goldfields

Opulent living in Coolgardie. Grand residence of former mining warden and magistrate. Built just... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
best0ne2017
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Sep 10, 2018
“A snap shot of history in Coolgardie”
Aug 21, 2018
“Grandeur in the goldfields”
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In 1895, this residence was built for Coolgardie is first Resident Magistrate and Mining Warden,Irishman John Michael Finnerty. With the harsh climate in mind it was constructed of local stone and brick with tall windows with louvered shutters...more
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2 McKenzie St, Coolgardie, Western Australia 6429, Australia
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

It's like time just stopped everything is still there in his house learnt so much about him and his input into Coolgardie very informative information sheets and you do get to walk into every room of the house eerie and most fascinating at the thought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Visitors_Centre, Manager at Warden Finnerty's Residence, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thank you for your review Elanola, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Warden Finnerty's residence.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Really interesting home of the warden. Beautifully kept with loads of information and gorgeous furnishings. Resident caretakers welcoming and take pride in making the residence and gardens a picture worth visiting!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cathy S
Visitors_Centre, Manager at Warden Finnerty's Residence, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your review Cathy S, we love to hear about how our visitors have enjoyed their time in Coolgardie. We hope the rest of your travels were safe.

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Opulent living in Coolgardie. Grand residence of former mining warden and magistrate. Built just out of town on hill the residence overlooks the town of Coolgardie. Its a testiment to a former era of high end living. High ceilings, ornate fireplaces and antique furniture in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Visitors_Centre, Manager at Warden Finnerty's Residence, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Warden Finnerty's Residence, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed July 14, 2018

We were welcomed by the very friendly caretakers of this old house who shared many interesting facts with us. The rooms are well laid out with lovely old items which belonged to the original owners. This is definitely a place worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Visitors_Centre, Manager at Warden Finnerty's Residence, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, the Caretakers are very passionate about the house and will be glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

A beautifully maintained residence with history detailed in everyone. Only $4 entry fee well worth the stop over

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Kez196
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were very disappointed as we were unable to raise anybody to open up the residence so that we could see inside. Apart from that the building looked good on the outside and the grounds are looked after.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed October 12, 2014

you will find a lovely old home done well with appropriate period furniture. Warden Finnerty sort of 'ruled' Coolgardie - but hey! nobody else was doing it..

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

Warden Finnerty's house - This is a prime example of the accommodations and how the upper class lived during the roaring days of Coolgardie. Set atop a rise with a full view of the surrounding district the high ceilings and doorways to the outside would...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Travellers may be tempted to bypass Coolgardie on the way to or fromKalgoorlie, but there are some quality attractions to savour. The Warden Finnerty Residence is somewhat neglected following the withdrawal of National Trust sponsorship, but nevertheless something well worth visiting. Our guide (Duncan) provided...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank RonCathy2013
Reviewed September 16, 2012

First impression is that there is not a lot to this historical town, but don't be fooled. It is full of history. Be sure to checkout the museum - they have done an amazing job. In 1893 Coolgardie had a population of 25,000 with nine...More

Date of experience: September 2012
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