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Mount Eliza Depot

Before the Mt Eliza depot buildings were constructed to James Manning's design from 1852, the convicts there were accommodated - after its failure - in the former steam mill built by John Schoales and George Nash.


Said depot was established in 1851, downgraded in 1856, and closed in 1872, after which it became an old men's home, until that function was transferred in 1906 to Claremont. (It's now the former Sunset Hospital in Dalkeith.)



Plan of the depot from Campbell (33) from SRO: drawn by W. Phelps surveyor, 1864. It 'shows the outstation at full development. Bottom left is the old steam mill - now the old Brewery. Top right on the road into Perth, is Governor Kennedy's fountain - still there. SRO Original Plans of Townsites.'


References and Links

Campbell, R.McK. 2017, Henderson & Company, Faculty of Architecture, UWA.

Oldman, Diane, 'Convict Hiring Depots', on her Sappers and Miners website. See also the 'Mt Eliza Convict Depot' page.

WA Heritage Council has a page for the Mt Eliza Convict Depot site - but there is no data on it.

Garry Gillard | New: 28 June, 2018 | Now: 21 April, 2020