Canterbury Park Racecourse | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Canterbury Park Racecourse

Item details

Name of item: Canterbury Park Racecourse
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Recreation and Entertainment
Category: Racecourse
Primary address: King Street, Canterbury, NSW 2193
Local govt. area: Canterbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
King StreetCanterburyCanterbury  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An important landscape feature, long associated with Canterbury which services the whole metropolitan area.
Date significance updated: 23 Sep 02
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Description

Construction years: 1945-1945
Physical description: Large racecourse with considerable areas of turf. Most of fixtures, such as rails, grandstands and stables are recently built but physical evidence of earlier building remains.

History

Historical notes: Horse raicing began in Canterbury 1852. The present site was leased from Jeffrey's Estate in 1884 by a company. Acquired by Sydney turf club which its first meeting in January 1945.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation (none)-

Recommended management:

Continue ongoing regular maintenance.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 13818 Nov 94   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Canterbury Heritage Study198812.1Terry Kass & Meredith Walker  No
Canterbury Heritage Study Review2004 City Plan Heritage  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenF. A. Larcombe1979Change & Challenge

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1300002


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