Pensioner Guard Cottage - Bassendean

20 year anniversaryPensioner Guard Cottage

This basic dwelling was erected, with others similar, to house a Pensioner Guard, his wife and children at a cost of £15. At the urgent request of settlers desperate for help in all areas of Colonial expansion, the British Government acceded to their demand for convict labour. Recognise anyone in this image of Enrolled Pensioner Guards?

Located at 1 Surrey Street, Bassendean, the cottage was restored to its former glory and opened to the public on 3 September 1993. Since that time there has been apx. 200 openings of the cottage for the public.

See more here:   WAGS Enrolled Pensioner Guards Special Interest Group   -   Bassendean Local Studies Centre  -   Bassendean Historical Society    

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 September 2013 21:56