Local heritage surveys (formerly local heritage inventories or municipal inventories) identify and record places that are, or that might become, of cultural heritage significance.
The local heritage survey (LHS) is a starting resource for local heritage planning and in itself has no statutory role. The LHS helps local governments make decisions that reflect local heritage values, and supports the creation of a heritage list or heritage areas, which identify places to be protected under the local planning scheme. Further information on local heritage surveys is available on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage at: Local heritage surveys (www.wa.gov.au)
Heritage protection and interpretation is an on-going process and at any stage you can nominate places, items, ruins or buildings.
If there is a place or another heritage item you feel should be considered please contact the Local History Librarian on 9186 8555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggestions are collated ready for the next Heritage review.
The City’s local heritage survey was prepared in 2013 and can be read at the links below.
The themes and stories of this City of Karratha post-contact are described in Volume 1.
Click here to download Volume 1
Volume 2 provides a detailed description of each place. Click on the item below you are interested in - for detailed descriptions of each place, including location, land ownership, heritage listings, physical description, history, archaeology, and significance.
Detailed Heritage records
Below is the list of all heritage place records within the inventory.
Click on the item you are interested in - for detailed descriptions of each place, including location, land ownership, heritage listings, physical description, history, archaeology, and significance.
- Aboriginal Cemetery (2 Mile) (293.32 KB)
- Aboriginal Reserve (2 Mile) (317.88 KB)
- Balla Balla Landing (ruins) (488.7 KB)
- Balmoral Station Homestead Group (fmr) (1001.27 KB)
- Black Hawk Bay (392.76 KB)
- Chirritta Station Homestead Group (636.04 KB)
- City of Karratha Office (402.8 KB)
- Convent School (fmr) (554.61 KB)
- Cooya Pooya Homestead Group (fmr) (665.82 KB)
- Cossack Precinct (1.87 MB)
- Cossack Upper Landing (240.53 KB)
- Croyden Station Homestead Group (1.26 MB)
- Dalgety House (fmr) (345.94 KB)
- Depuch Island (311.29 KB)
- Dolphin Island Watering Cove Graves (595.77 KB)
- Enderby Island Grave and Sedjarta Shipwreck (640.86 KB)
- Fisher's House (fmr) (387.12 KB)
- Freddie Yee Palk's Bakery and Store (fmr) (520.78 KB)
- Garage Workshop (fmr) (416.31 KB)