Heritage

St Anne's Convent of Mercy

Item details

Name of item: St Anne's Convent of Mercy
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Convent/Nunnery
Primary address: 60 Blair Street, North Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
60 Blair StreetNorth BondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Mitchell StreetNorth BondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Intact, well maintained example of 1930's architecture. Some fine detailing. Typically, most decoration is confined to the imaginative use of brick. Community interest as local religious building. Part of St Anne's church-school group. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 23 Oct 99
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Branch intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Brick religious building, 1930's style. Light brick with hipped, tiled roof. Complex form with little decoration. Similar, asymmetrical facades to both street frontages. Colonnaded brick verandahs with shaped bricks used on arches to ground floor. Interesting, white painted panels to tops of balcony and verandah balustrades. Original brick fence. Appears intact.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; cultural; social; architectural; aesthetic; streetscape.
Current use: Convent
Former use: Convent

History

Historical notes: The Sisters of Mercy were the third order of Catholic nuns to come to the Waverley district. Until this convent was built, in 1935, the nuns travelled from the Holy Cross Convent, in Bondi Junction, to teach at the nearby church-school. The school began in 1929. (Dowd, pp. 192-3, 211).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Religion-Activities associated with particular systems of faith and worship (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Intact, well maintained example of 1930's architecture. Some fine detailing. Typically, most decoration is confined to the imaginative use of brick. Community interest as local religious building. Part of St Anne's church-school group. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact.
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 Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1989   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1989 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  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: 2620043


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