The Hermitage - Geraldton
The Hermitage was built as the Chaplain's residence for the Geraldton St John of God Hospital. It is a small brick and tile residential building with design elements of the Inter-War Old English architectural style. It is one of the few domestic buildings in the trial.
The cottage features a carving of Hawes's Dog Dominie by the timber craftsman Ewart Johnson but this was destroyed by vandals during the 1970s. The position of the dog's feet can still be seen on top of the newest post.
The building is now owned by the National Trust and is under the management of the Diocese of Geraldton.
It is situated at 50 Onslow St Geraldton.
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Visiting the building
The Hermitage can be found at 50 Onslow St Geraldton. It is not open to the public at this stage but plans are being made to allow a tour on a regular basis.