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Local Landmarks

Maylands Brickworks

The West Australian Ballet Centre

Peninsula Farm

Ellis House

Halliday House

The Peninsula Hotel

Maylands Brickworks 

The Maylands Brickworks is a substantial brick and iron industrial building that forms part of the historic Maylands Peninsula along side other significant heritage places, such as Tranby House and the Maylands Boatyard. The brickworks have been identified as an important example of brick-making technology and as a significant example of industrial archaeology. The kiln at the brickworks is the last remaining Hoffman kiln in Western Australia and is one of only four left in Australia. 

Brickworks

 

The site is also considered important for its contribution to the development of the suburb of Maylands and is one of the most distinct landmarks in the area. The Maylands Brickworks is recognised as a place of cultural heritage significance by the National Trust (WA), the Municipal Inventory, the State Register of Heritage Places and the City of Bayswater Town Planning Scheme.

At its Ordinary Meeting of 28 May 2013, Council adopted the Maylands Brickworks Conservation Management Plan. The Conservation Management Plan provides a detailed assessment of a number of issues associated with the site including an overview of the heritage significance of the site; details and costings of required works and options for adaptive re-use such as those implemented in heritage buildings, including other brickworks, throughout Australia and overseas

Click here to download the Maylands Brickworks Conservation Management Plan

For further information regarding the Conservation Management Plan for the Maylands Brickworks please contact the City of Bayswater - Strategic Planning Projects on: (08) 9272 0649

  Bickworks Gate

The West Australian Ballet Centre 

WA Ballet

 

 WA Heritage Award Winner

 

 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands

The City of Bayswater has a strong focus on protecting its heritage sites and is proud to be the home of West Australian Ballet headquarters which is located in a former WA Institute for the Blind Building. The iconic building was transformed from a neglected, run down shell into what is now a world-class rehearsal and training facility that is home to an elite ballet training school. The place was recognised in 2013 for Excellence In Adaptive Reuse and won the Gerry Gauntlett Award at the 2013 Western Australian Heritage Awards. 

The history of the place dates back to 1898 when the Governor of Western Australia, Sir Gerard Smith, laid the foundation stone for the Victoria Institute and Industrial School for the Blind. The institute originally consisted of a complex of buildings including a factory, workshops and residential facilities. In 1932, the building was renamed The West Australian Institute and Industrial School for the Blind, and in 1937 the Lotteries Commission and the government funded the development of the "L-shaped" building, and combined the three previous buildings together.

The 1937 building is a fine example of the Inter-War Stripped Classical Style, and is one the few examples of a prominent Western Australian institution that features strong art deco detailing. Today, the building has built in pilates and treatment rooms, café and a studio space twice the size of Her Majesty's Theatre. The local community are also benefiting and are encouraged to utilise the three equipped ballet studios available for hire to dance groups on evenings and weekends.

Click the following link to take a virtual tour of the WA Ballet Centre: http://waballet.com.au/ballet-centre/virtual-tour/

Peninsula Farm 

Johnson Road, Maylands

The house was constructed by Joseph Hardey in 1839 and was the third one built on Peninsula Farm. As the site of one of the first farms and the earliest residence still standing in the metropolitan area, it offers a unique opportunity to explore the first years of European settlement in Western Australia.

The property is open to the public and group bookings are welcome. Check the website for details www.nationaltrust.org.au/wa or phone 9321 6088.

The tearooms operate independently. For further information go to www.peninsulateagardens.com or phone 9272 8894.

 Tranby House

Ellis House 

Ellis House 

116 Milne Street, Bayswater

Construction on Ellis House first began in 1912 and the weatherboard building originally served the area as a local dairy. In 1995 the City of Bayswater restored the property which today is open to the public as a community art centre and gallery. Ellis House is open from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. For more information call 9279 4402 or 9272 4325.

Halliday House

114 King William Street, Bayswater

The Bayswater Historical Society has transformed Halliday House into a Heritage Centre and Museum. This 1890s home now contains past photos of the people and places of Bayswater, and memorabilia from the early part of the century. Halliday House is open to the public on the fourth Sunday of every month between the hours of 1.00pm and 4.00pm. Group bookings are welcome by appointment. For more information, please contact the Bayswater Historical Society on 9271 3741 or view their website.  

 Halliday House

The Peninsula Hotel

 Peninsula Hotel

 

Heritage Award Winner

 

 

221 Railway Parade, Maylands

The Peninsula Hotel is a prominent landmark in the Maylands town centre. The circa 1906 hotel building was originally built and owned by Wilhelm Friederich Gustave Liebe, a well known Perth building contractor who also worked on a number of other grandiose projects including Queen’s Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and the Public Art Gallery. The building is a rare example of a richly detailed Edwardian Hotel in metropolitan Perth. The local community and the National Trust were successful in their efforts to prevent the demolition of the building in the 1970’s, making it one of the earliest historic places in Western Australia to be saved through public outcry. The National Trust classified the building in 1974. Today the building is beautifully restored and is home to Dome Coffees Australia who in 2013 won an award for their outstanding contribution to heritage at the Western Australian Heritage Awards. The Peninsula Hotel marks the starting point of the Maylands Town Centre Heritage Trail. 

 

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