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Tempe House & St Magdalenes Chapel

Location: 1 Princes Highway, Arncliffe, NSW 2205

Constructed: 1833-1836


Rockdale's heritage drive includes this mansion built by the marvellous early 19th century architect John Verge, who also designed Elizabeth Bay House. The heritage drive is available to download from the Rockdale Council website.


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Name of item: Tempe House & St Magdalenes Chapel
Other name/s: Discovery Point Park (21st century name created by Australand for redevelopment)
Type of item: Complex / Group
Collection: Religion
Category: Convent/Nunnery
Location: 1 Princes Highway, Arncliffe, NSW 2205
Local Govt: Rockdale
Designer: John Verge (villa); Sheerin & Hennessy (Magdalene buildings)
Constructed: 1833-1836
Current use: not in current use.
Former use: Aboriginal land, Country estate, Religious community/work place, residence