Warden Finnerty's Residence

Irishman John Michael Finnerty, first resident magistrate of the Coolgardie Goldfields, was the original occupant of this fine old stone house. Constructed by timber industry pioneer Richard Bunning, the home is a striking example of early Australian architecture, and incorporates innovations designed to combat the fierce inland heat. This unique home has been furnished to reflect the late Victorian era, the prosperity of the times and the personal taste of the original residents. Today the residence provides a reminder of one of the most colourful periods in Australian history.