The Convent Chapel of St Hyacinth in Henty St Yalgoo is the smallest church building designed by Hawes.
The convent is constructed of rubble stone and has a tiled roof. It has arched openings and two buttresses at the rear. A large shingled bell tower with a corrugated iron roof is set on stone foundations. The chapel was designed by the well-known priest-architect Father John Hawes who also built the Cathedral of St Francis Xavier in Geraldton.
This beautiful historic building can be well appreciated from the outside, though if you were keen to get inside to have a look around, the key is available from the Yalgoo Shire Office during office hours.
Take your time to soak up the endearing old-world charm of Yalgoo, and whilst you are in the town, ensure you also visit the Court House Museum and the Dominican Chapel of St Hyacinth and nearby stations.
More information on Monsignor Hawes can be found at www.monsignorhawes.com
Yalgoo is a six-hour drive north of Perth and is especially popular for wildflower spotting.
Adult - $5
Child - $3
For entry on the weekend a key can be obtained from the Yalgoo Hotel Motel.