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Camden Post Office

Item details

Name of item: Camden Post Office
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Postal and Telecommunications
Category: Post Office
Location: Lat: -34 3 22 Long: 150 41 37
Primary address: 135 Argyle Street, Camden, NSW 2570
Parish: CAMDEN
County: CAMDEN
Local govt. area: Camden
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
135 Argyle StreetCamdenCamdenCAMDENCAMDENPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Original Camden Post Office and telephone exchange opened in 1898 and 1910 respectively. Maintains its original use as a post office.
Date significance updated: 11 Oct 02
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Builder/Maker: Richard Basden
Physical description: Brick building with tiled gable roof and rendered brick chimney. The building has a four panel timber entrance door with a highlight window, ten pane double hung timber windows to the side elevations, and casement windows with flat arches to the front elevation. The front verandah has a single corner sandstone pilar. There is a timber boarded door to the first floor verandah.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is in good condition.
Date condition updated:31 May 02
Modifications and dates: The entrance door has been converted to automatic sliding doors; the building has been upgraded for disabled access; air conditioners have been installed; the roof to the rear is corrugated iron.
Current use: Post Office
Former use: Post Office, Telephone Exchange


Historical notes: The present Camden Post Office was opened in 1898 and a telephone exchange, since replaced, in 1910.

Historical sources consider that the post master lived up-stairs.

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: The Post Office retains good integrity and intactness.
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.

Recommended management:

Conserve and maintain significant fabric.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCamden Local Environmental Plan 2010I1303 Sep 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Macarthur Region Heritage Study1986 JRC Planning Services  Yes
Historic Buildings of Camden1983 Wrigley, John  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1280005

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