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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 182 George Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Parish: Bathurst
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Bathurst Regional
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
182 George StreetBathurstBathurst RegionalBathurstBathurstPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Part of a group of similar houses exhibiting many of the characteristic details of the era and illustrating the Edwardian ideal of the Garden Suburb.
Date significance updated: 10 Apr 07
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Physical description: An elaborately detailed federation/Queen Anne Bungalow.
This is a large and elaborate Victorian residence with a high pitched main roof, hipped in corrugated iron cladding with decorative gables facing both Rocket and George Streets. The gables are decorated with elaborate work of wrought iron and timber fretwork. A separately supported verandah runs around a number of sides of the house and is supported on elaborately finished timber posts with timber cornices and wide timber brackets. Fretwork of timber shingles between posts. The walls of the house are in face brickwork Flemish bond with bands of smooth renders painted decorating the walls. Openings of the walls are generally pairs of French doors with timber louver covers. Timber framed double hung windows also with timber louvre covers. Entrance to the house is from Rocket Street where an extended gable expands out from the house above the front entrance doors, with an elaborately finished gable as for the other gable. The house has a number of original chimneys and a front fence that generally matches with the house which is a low masonry wall with rendered caps and taller pillars at the entrance.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: This house was built in 1902 by Albert E Ennis. Mr Ennis was a local builder and contractor and it is possible that the house was designed by John Copeman, a local architect. The buildings required for the electrification scheme for Bathurst, completed in 1924, were erected by E. E. Ennis. A remaining sub station of this scheme has been relocated to the front of the new Mitre 10 site in Bentinck Street, (see SHI No. 1080104).

The house was known as Tena Korua in 1906 and Bhulwana when owned by Mrs A V Cape in 1924.

Resourced from the Building Research Report - W. H. Tighe, Bathurst District Historical Society

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. Federation period residence-

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact
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 PlanHouse2719 Nov 14   
Within a conservation area on an LEPBathurst Conservation Area 19 Nov 14   
Heritage study A22422 Jun 90   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bathurst City Council Heritage Study1990A224Hughes Trueman LudlowHughes Trueman Ludlow No
BRC City Conservation Area Heritage Review2006 Hickson in assoc with BRCB.J. Hickson Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1080069

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