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Nedlands Post Office’s heritage celebrated

Jan 16, 2013

One of Western Australia’s only post offices built between the World Wars, the former Nedlands Post Office, has been recognised through its entry in the State Register of Heritage Places.

State Heritage Office Executive Director Graeme Gammie said that former Nedlands Post Office, built in 1934, is one of only three post offices known to have been constructed in the Metropolitan area during this period.

“The post office was constructed to a plan similar to other post offices of the period, but was built to compliment the distinctive Mediterranean-influenced Inter-War character of the suburb.

“The construction, just two years after Nedlands became its own local government authority, reflected the increased growth of the suburb at that time,” Mr Gammie said.

Mr Gammie said the post office closed in 1998 when it was sold into private ownership and used for commercial space.

The Nedlands Post Office owner Mr Rhys Edwards said that he has grown attached to the property and is pleased that it will continue to be appreciated into the future.

The State Register is managed by the Heritage Council with the assistance of the State Heritage Office.

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