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La060 : Lone Pine Avenue and Park

Item details

Name of item: La060 : Lone Pine Avenue and Park
Primary address: Lone Pine Avenue, Leura, NSW 2780
Local govt. area: Blue Mountains
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Lone Pine AvenueLeuraBlue Mountains   Primary Address
Malvern Road; Balmoral RoadLeuraBlue Mountains   Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Memorials to those who served in World War One are ubiquitous, but highly significant, testimony to the depth of loss felt throughout the Australian community. Lone Pine, named emotively after one of the Gallipoli engagements is an impressive example of the genre. The gates at the north end of Lone Pine Avenue are a fine sandstone war memorial. They are part of a group of well designed and crafted permanent memorials to those who served in World War I across the Blue Mountains.
The gates are an important element in the streetscape at the east end of Malvern Road
Date significance updated: 07 Dec 99
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Division intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Construction years: 1920-1920
Physical description: Lone Pine Park is set on the western side of a gully. It is approached on the north by a gateway designed as a memorial to the men of Leura who fought in WWI.
The gateposts are of sandstone and lead to a dirt drive which is lined at the Malvern Road end by planatus trees. The gateposts have a central vehicle entry and pedestrian entries either side.
The centre posts are square smooth faced sandstone with moulded corbels. Bronze plaques on the west face commemorate those who served in the great war. The north gateposts lists those who served and the south posts records the erection of the gates by the citizens of Leura. The text on the west face of the large south gate post is: 'This entrance was erected, and this avenue planted by the citizens of Leura, in honour of the Leura men who served in the Great War, 1914-1918, and whose names are inscribed on the panel opposite "Not once or twice in our fair island story The path of duty was the way to glory"'
The side posts are a smaller version of the centre posts. Lintels between the side and centre posts give the name LONE PINE AVENUE
Sandstone kerbing leads to the gates
A low diagonal rail fence with pyramidal capped fenceposts is located either side of the gates. A cupressus is planted behind the fence on each side.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Date condition updated:30 Jun 00
Modifications and dates: Unaltered
Current use: Memorial Park and Gateway
Former use: Memorial Park and Gateway

History

Historical notes: Memorials to those who served in World War One are ubiquitous, but highly significant, testimony to the depth of loss felt throughout the Australian community. Lone Pine, named emotively after one of the Gallipoli engagements, is an impressive example of the genre.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Memorials to those who served in World War One are ubiquitous, but highly significant, testimony to the depth of loss felt throughout the Australian community. Lone Pine, named emotively after one of the Gallipoli engagements is an impressive example of the genre.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The gates at the north end of Lone Pine Avenue are a fine sandstone war memorial. They are part of a group of well designed and crafted permanent memorials to those who served in World War I across the Blue Mountains.
The gates are an important element in the streetscape at the east end of Malvern Road
Integrity/Intactness: High
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLEP2005LA06007 Oct 05 122 
Heritage study LA060   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Blue Mountains Heritage Register Review1999LA060Jack, R. I. for University of SydneyRIJ & PH Yes
Technical Audit BM Heritage Register2008LA060Blue Mountains City CouncilCity Planning Branch No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1170140


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