Sunday, 21 February 2016

White's Store Complex, Bothwell

White's Store Complex, comprises a group of buildings on two adjacent lots. The property is protected under the Tasmanian Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995 and is recognized for its heritage value being included on the Register of the National Estate and in the Central Highlands Planning Scheme. The original White's wooden Store dates back to c.1837 and the later larger store on the corner of Alexander and Queen Streets was constructed around c.1850.

The larger brick building includes sandstone paving along the footpath. White's Store is named after John White, a convict who received a Free Pardon in 1843. White was born in England in 1810 and lived for 94 years. He became a prominent businessman in Bothwell owning a tannery and brick kiln as well as the general store. The later corner store shop front boasts 28 original glass panes in pilaster casings.

The shop residence includes a dormer area providing spacious accommodation, kitchen and living areas with 2 fireplaces. The residence at the rear of the original shop hosts fully self contained accommodation with a kitchen and bathroom. Buildings also located on the property include the early kitchen, 2 baker's ovens, early barn, grain store, stable/ coach-house/ barn, cow-bails and skin shed dating to the 1950's.


White's Store Complex is of historic significance as it represents a rare and unique group of Colonial shops. The Complex maintains the character and form of an Old Colonial Georgian commercial retail centre.
The White's Store is of social significance and maintains links to the local community. The complex is an important part of a relatively intact 19th century streetscape in Bothwell.

The property remained in the White family for over 150 years.  White's Store Complex is of historic significance as it represents a rare and unique group of Colonial shops. The Complex maintains the character and form of an Old Colonial Georgian commercial retail centre. The property was recently sold

Main Text & Information Source – 
Interpretive Sign at the Site
Youtube Video uploaded by RE Nation in 2010

Internal Photos – 

Watch the video for more information and views of the store.

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