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Cement Weir

Item details

Name of item: Cement Weir
Primary address: 337 Point Lookout Road, Ebor, NSW 2350
Local govt. area: Armidale Dumaresq
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
337 Point Lookout RoadEborArmidale Dumaresq  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically the weir represents the only local example of an attempt to modify creek water flows to ensure all-weather access along a major local link road in the early decades of the 20th century. It has local historic significance and local scientific significance, the latter for its potential to reveal information which could contribute to an understanding of natural watercourse management skills and techniques in rural New England in the early 20th century.
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Construction years: 1935-
Physical description: Building Materials: Concrete
Further information: Staged Weir


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 cement weir was constructed in 1935 over the Serpentine Creek, apparently to control the water flow at the bridge over Point Lookout Road.

Assessment of significance

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[Historical 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLEP 2012I19708 Nov 12   
Heritage study GUYF/R004   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Dumaresq Heritage Study1997GUYF/R004EJEEJE No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  "Guy Fawkes on the Snowy Range", Bruce Cady, November 1994.

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1010509

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