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Federation House

Item details

Name of item: Federation House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 54 Swift Street, Ballina, NSW 2478
Parish: Ballina
County: Rous
Local govt. area: Ballina
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
54 Swift StreetBallinaBallinaBallinaRousPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This house has historical significance due to its association with the Ainsworth family of Ballina.
The item is a good example of Federation timber architecture/North Coast historic vernacular architecture and has potential to reveal further information about early twentieth century domestic living in Ballina.
Date significance updated: 25 Nov 09
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Description

Physical description: Good example of fine domestic architecture, once typical of the area.
Modifications and dates:
Current use: private home

History

Historical notes:

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Houses and cottages-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
This item has historic association with the Ainsworth family of Ballina.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is a good example of Federation timber architecture/North Coast historic vernacular architecture.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item has potential to reveal further information about early twentieth century domestic living in Ballina.
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 I5025 Jan 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
National Trust Country Register0 National Trust of Australia (NSW)  No
Draft Shire Wide Community Based Heritage Study2008738Ballina Shire Council  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenNational Trust of Australia (NSW) National Trust of Australia (NSW)

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: 1040093


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