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Mv001 : Trig Station

Item details

Name of item: Mv001 : Trig Station
Primary address: 5-9 Apex Avenue, Mount Victoria, NSW 2786
Local govt. area: Blue Mountains
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5-9 Apex AvenueMount VictoriaBlue Mountains   Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The One Tree Hill trig marker at Mount Piddington is a rare permanent recording in an easily accessible location of the original name of the area which is now known as Mount Victoria.
Date significance updated: 23 Dec 99
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Builder/Maker: E. H. Taylor, Piling Overseer
Construction years: 1878-1878
Physical description: A standard Trig marker on a rendered obelisk form base with chamfered corners on a concrete base.
A brass plaque on the east face of the base reads
1111m 3645ft
Est. on
(E.H. Taylor, Piling Overseer)"

Its original dramatic siting has been compromised by the erection of very large water tanks immediately adjacent.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:23 Dec 99
Modifications and dates: Brass Plaque erected in 1981.
Current use: Trig Marker
Former use: Trig Marker


Historical notes: This trig point was established on the highest point in the Mountains by the surveyors in 1878. It was constructed by the piling overseer, E.H. Taylor.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The One Tree Hill trig marker records the original name of the area which is now known as Mount Victoria.
SHR Criteria f)
Integrity/Intactness: Good
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 PlanLEP2005MV00107 Oct 05 122 
Heritage study MV001   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Blue Mountains Heritage Study1983MV001Croft & Associates Pty Ltd & Meredith Walker  Yes
Heritage Study Review, Blue Mountains1992MV001Tropman and Tropman  Yes
Blue Mountains Heritage Register Review1999MV001Jack, R. I. for University of SydneyRIJ & PH Yes
Technical Audit BM Heritage Register2008MV001Blue Mountains City CouncilCity Planning Branch No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1170206

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