Mullewa Priest House

Monsignor Hawes - discover where he lived and worked

Wander through the former home of famed architect-priest Monsignor John Hawes and it’s easy to imagine this remarkable man inhabiting its rooms. Hawes designed and built the presbytery for himself in 1930 after having designed and constructed the stunning Lady of Mount Carmel Church nearby. The Priest House Museum features many artefacts used by or created by the man himself. A visit here will have you marvelling at his talents while you learn much about his incredible contribution to Australian architecture.


Doney St
Mullewa WA 6630

Opening Hours
July to October 7 days 10.30am to 12.30pm
A win for a horse-racing priest

Monsignor John Hawes was known locally, not just for his priesthood and architecture, but for his horsemanship. The priest would set out on long horse rides into the arid Mullewa countryside to visit...

Bahaman retirement

Monsignor John Hawes painted this sailboat in about 1909 while working as an Anglican Minister in the Bahamas. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1911, and entered Beda College to study for...

Architecture as art

In 1898 Monsignor John Hawes was an architectural student in London. Even at this early stage in his career, Hawes saw architecture not so much as a profession but as an art. Hawes is quoted as saying...

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Historical homestead and gardens

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Open your eyes to the natural world

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Old prison protects pioneering history

Wander through the old police house and court rooms which today house the vast Irwin Districts Historical Society collection and you can almost hear the click of chains which once bound prisoners here...

Tiny museum provides glimpse into pastoral and mining past

This tiny museum is housed in the old Upper Gascoyne Road Board building, constructed in 1912. It features a collection which provides a glimpse into the region’s colourful pastoral, mining and...

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