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Warragaburra Homestead

Item details

Name of item: Warragaburra Homestead
Other name/s: Not known
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Homestead building
Primary address: 1364 Tathra Road, Bega, NSW 2550
Parish: Bega
County: Auckland
Local govt. area: Bega Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1364 Tathra RoadBegaBega ValleyBegaAucklandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Architect designed single storey substantial brick homestead c1910. High degree of original intactness. Outbuildings included. Good example of Californian bungalow style. Historic and aesthetic significance.
Date significance updated: 11 Oct 13
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Description

Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Not known
Construction years: 0-1910
Physical description: Architect designed single storey substantial brick homestead c1910. High degree of original intactness. Outbuildings included. Good example of Californian bungalow style. Historic and aesthetic significance.
Construction and style: English bond brickwork, Edwardian design with nine rooms
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Generally good
Date condition updated:12 Dec 13
Modifications and dates: Not known
Further information: Not known
Current use: Farm Homestead
Former use: Station

History

Historical notes: The eldest son, Henry Septimus, was born in 1803, and with his brothers (who married and had no issue) and father, owned properties at Shellharbour, near Wollongong, and were the first to explore Kangaroo Valley. Then, in 1821, they acquired property at Bong Bong. From 1824 or 1825 they formed stations at Nerriga and shortly afterwards at Jillamatong and Araluen in the Braidwood district. Henry, in 1830, sent two of his men to take up Warragaburra in the Bega district. Joseph Bartley and Michael Dunn, as hut keeper, arrived with three hundred heifers at this new station. However, a few days later Michael Dunn was killed by Aborigines.
Henry reared a large family at his Sutton Forest (Bong Bong) property and earned the reputation of an explorer of some note, being the first white man to enter Araluen Valley. He made several attempts and successful ones, to penetrate the interior, where he also established stations. He was a JP for many years but took little interest in politics. He was ever ready to assist movement for the good of the localities in the districts to which he belonged. He died in 1880, aged 78. He was twice married, leaving by his first wife, three sons. By his second wife he left nine sons, and of these, in 1888, seven were living - John Alexander, Andrew Delfosse, Henry Septimus (Jnr), Frederick Durham, Edward Hamilton, Frank Arthur and Charles Lundie.

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Statutory InstrumentList on a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)21 May 15

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanBega Valley LEP 2013I00202 Aug 13 40891
Local Environmental Plan - LapsedSchedule 5 14 Jun 02 984222

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1100002


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