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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Other name/s: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 54 Hope Street, Bourke, NSW 2840
Parish: East Bourke
County: Cowper
Local govt. area: Bourke
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
54 Hope StreetBourkeBourkeEast BourkeCowperPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Part of an interesting intact streetscape of late Victorian and early Federation vernacular houses. The house has been in the one family for over 85 years.
Date significance updated: 31 Jan 00
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Designer/Maker: Not Known
Builder/Maker: Not Known
Physical description: The right hand dwelling of a pair of matching but mirror reverse simple venacular timber framed and lined cottages. Each cottage has a hipped corrugated iron roof with dutch gable at the centre. One chimney from the Left hand sided has been removed.The plan is a simple five roomed house with a central central corridor between the two front rooms, leading to the larger family room. Another single room to the rear S.E. corner. accommodates the Kitchen. The house still has many original features, and has been maintained well for ist age and materials. The walls of grooved weatherboard rest on stump piles. four chamfered square posts support the verandah roof of corrugated iron with exposed rafter. A central front door is flanked by French doors with fanlights over and glazed panels and bolection mouldings. The glass panels feature transfers. The front door itself is a four panelled, half-glazed door, again with bolection mouldings and transfer-decorated panels - the door knob and knocker appear to be original. A well tended cottage garden lies in front of the house. INTERIOR - The front hall features flush-beaded panelling on both walls and ceiling -- vertical to the dado, horizontal above. Mouldings and skirtings are original: the cornice is an original scotia moulding. Internal doors are typical four-panel examples and walls are generally of flush-beaded panels.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
House still very original in fair condition -with original french doors, timber weatherboard linings and a cottage garden.
Date condition updated:31 Jan 00
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential in Cobar


Historical notes: This house was moved here from Cobar approximately 90 years ago, along with the house next door (No: 56) by Bullock dray. Mr Robert and Marcia Woods first lived here over 90 years ago (present owners grandparents). Then their daughter , Mildred and her husband Jack, who has now passed away. mildred Weldon and her son Pat still live there today.

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. (none)-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanBourke LEP 2012i825 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan54 Hope Street2618 Dec 98 1769879
Heritage study54 Hope Street122002601 Jan 99   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Bourke Heritage Inventory Study1999009/1220026Prof Ian Jack and Arch. B. HicksonB. Hickson Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenLennard, Mackay1986The National Trust

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1220026

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