Heritage

CSIRO Astronomical Instrument Base

Item details

Name of item: CSIRO Astronomical Instrument Base
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Scientific Facilities
Category: Other - Scientific Facilities
Primary address: Rodney Reserve, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Rodney ReserveWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Remains of the base of one of the instruments mounted by CSIRO for astronomical observations in the 1950's. Now partly engulfed by dumped grass cuttings, etc. and impossible to approach (whence the poor quality of the photographs). Information from WML LHC.
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: 1945-1945
Current use: Reserve
Former use: Astronomical Instrument Base

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Technology-Activities and processes associated with the knowledge or use of mechanical arts and applied sciences (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of scientific significance
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 Study1990A49-50Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620428


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