Red-letter day for old post box

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South West MLC Adele Farina with Len Evans, who was born across the road from the post box in the Old Adelaide Street Hospital in 1927, and his daughter Beverley Biggs, recognise the heritage listing of the post box as a great acknowledgement of its significance.
Camera IconSouth West MLC Adele Farina with Len Evans, who was born across the road from the post box in the Old Adelaide Street Hospital in 1927, and his daughter Beverley Biggs, recognise the heritage listing of the post box as a great acknowledgement of its significance. Credit: Pierra Willix

A cast-iron Busselton post box designed in the ornate circular “Brussels-style” design — the only of its kind in WA — has been heritage listed.

Made in New South Wales in 1891 by W. Taylor, Paragon Foundry, the post box was last week among four boxes across the State added to the State Register of Heritage Places.

The box, on the corner of Queen and Adelaide streets, has stood the test of time, with South West MLC Adele Farina saying it was fitting that it be heritage listed.

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