Heritage

Murriverie Quarry

Item details

Name of item: Murriverie Quarry
Type of item: Archaeological-Terrestrial
Group/Collection: Mining and Mineral Processing
Category: Quarry
Primary address: Bondi Golf Course, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Bondi Golf CourseBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Spectacular remains of quarry started by Francis O'Brien of Bondi, for basalt. Curran's Geology of Sydney (1899) claims that the basalt was entirely quarried out, from this location. Murriverie Road is said to have been built as a tramline for this quarry (Johnston Scrapbook, 6).
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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: 1890-1890
Current use: Road
Former use: Quarry

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Mining-Activities associated with the identification, extraction, processing and distribution of mineral ores, precious stones and other such inorganic substances. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of landmark significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of archaeological 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 study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990A19-21Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620411


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