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
Travelling priest

When architect-priest Monsignor John Hawes set out on horseback to traverse the vast reaches of the Mid West interior he’d pack his belongings in this suitcase. The battered case is evidence of the...

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...

Tools of the trade

The revered churches and buildings of famed architect-priest Monsignor John Hawes, began as a dream brought to life with pencil, paper and tools like this T-square. During his time in Mullewa, Hawes...

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