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Warden Finnerty’s Residence – National Trust Property

Help the National Trust protect our heritage by undertaking a regular volunteer commitment!

The National Trust works to preserve and promote Australia’s indigenous, environmental, and built heritage and culture.

A huge number of positions are available across the state varying from front of house, food service and clerical roles to guiding, research, promotions and fundraising.

Volunteering at the National Trust is a fantastic way to meet new people, develop new skills and contribute to the history of your local community.

About this site: Goldfields could be lawless places and so, in 1895, this residence was built for Coolgardie’s 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, large verandahs and a ventilated roof lantern. It now functions as a Nation Trust WA property.

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2 McKenzie Street




Ph. (08) 9026 6028