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History in Coolgardie

A beautifully maintained residence with history detailed in everyone. Only $4 entry fee well... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2016
Kez196
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Merredin, Australia
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Worth the stop over on way to / from Kalgoolie

Warden Finnerty's house - This is a prime example of the accommodations and how the upper class... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2014
Barbara H
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Perth, Australia
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“History in Coolgardie ”
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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 3 days ago

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.

Thank Dyzee S
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

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

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.

Thank Pat M
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..

Thank Margaret S
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

2  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

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

1  Thank TwoGoodFriends
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