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Homestead 'Milamba' Including Original Guy Fawkes Post Office and Sheep Dip

Item details

Name of item: Homestead 'Milamba' Including Original Guy Fawkes Post Office and Sheep Dip
Other name/s: Former Guy Fawkes Post Office, Guy Fawkes Township
Primary address: 7122 Grafton Road, Ebor, NSW 2350
Local govt. area: Armidale Dumaresq
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
7122 Grafton RoadEborArmidale Dumaresq  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically the building is a surviving record of the settlement of Guy Fawkes, now non-existent. As such it has local historic significance, which pertains also to its having been salvaged for relocation and re-use by one of the area's founders. Socially the building is of local significance for its close identification with the existence of the settlement of Guy Fawkes. Scientifically it is of local significance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of the scale and type of operation of a Post Office in a remote New England settlement in the late 19th and early 20th century, and to an understanding or relocation technology in such a location early this century. Historically the sheep dip has similar local significance to the Milamba homestead group. Aesthetically it has local if not regional significance for its ingenuity - the incorporation of a naturally-occurring feature, a rock, into the design. Scientifically the sheep dip has regional rarity and significance for revealing information about the extent to which less well-to-do farmers in remote settlements of New England in the latter 19th century, were forced to "make-do".
Aesthetically nearly all the buildings in the group are of a similar period, style and condition. As a group of their period they are rare locally and have great local significance. Socially the group has local significance for still being in the family of the initial owner and settler. The group has great local significance for being able to contribute to a greater understanding of the mode of development of the land for simple farming and of the lifestyle of poorer farming people in remote rural settlements of New England in the latter 19th century.
Historically the sheep dip has similar local significance to the Milamba homestead group. Aesthetically it has local if not regional significance for its ingenuity - the incorporation of a naturally-occurring feature, a rock, into the design. Scientifically the sheep dip has regional rarity and significance for revealing information about the extent to which less well-to-do farmers in remote settlements of New England in the latter 19th century, were forced to "make-do".
Date significance updated: 19 Nov 12
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Description

Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Construction years: 1891-
Physical description: Victorian Georgian Building Materials: Timber, corrugated galvanised iron roof.
Further information: Building relocated to current site from Guy Fawkes town.

History

Historical notes: Just over forty years after the Guy Fawkes River was named by the district's first settler, Major Edward Parke, closer settlement brought with it public facilities to the area. In 1884 Alfred Clements opened a Wine Shanty on the bank of Kangaroo Creek. In the following year Clements built the Grosvenor Hotel a short distance away, which remained there until it burnt down in 1910. A store was added by publican Henry Purkiss in 1890. It became the bank in 1908. The post office opened in 1891 and a telephone added in 1892. The "Milamba" property was selected by Archie McIntyre in 1888 and is now owned by Robert McIntyre, his grandson. The post office was relocated to the present site early this century.
The Sheep Dip had ceased operation prior to the birth of the current owner (ie prior to approximately mid 20th century).Just over forty years after the Guy Fawkes River was named by the district s first settler, Major Edward Parke, closer settlement brought with it public facilities to the area. In 1884 Alfred Clements opened a Wine Shanty on the bank of Kangaroo Creek. In the following year Clements built the Grosvenor Hotel a short distance away. The "Milamba" property was selected by Archie McIntyre in 1888 and is now owned by Robert McIntyre, his grandson. The Sheep Dip had ceased operation prior to the birth of the current owner (ie prior to approximately mid 20th century).

Assessment of significance

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[Historical significance]
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Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLEP 2012I19508 Nov 12   
Heritage study GUYF/R001   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Dumaresq Heritage Study1997GUYF/R001EJEEJE No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  "Guy Fawkes on the Snowy Range", Bruce Cady, November 1984.

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1010506


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