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Dubbo Lands Office

Item details

Name of item: Dubbo Lands Office
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Government and Administration
Category: Other - Government & Administration
Primary address: 142 Brisbane Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Local govt. area: Dubbo
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT3 DP1128529
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
142 Brisbane StreetDubboDubbo  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding in terms of architecture and streetscape. Most important building in a group of three (Nos. 142-145). Historically the administration of Crown Lands was closely related to the growth of the district. A rare example of the turn-of-the-century timber and iron building. Outstanding building, designed by Government Architect W.L. Vernon in the Queen Anne style. Its unusual corrugated iron cladding did not take proper account of the local climate. This lead to the addition of a verandah (c.1899), which is what gives the building much of its present day appeal.
Date significance updated: 20 Dec 99
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Physical description: Outstanding example of the Queen Anne style. Walls constructed of timber with corrugated iron infill. Dominant, most appealing feature is front balcony and verandah. Supported on large part-turned timber posts. Verandah has timber and corrugated iron frieze panel with decorative timber valence. Balcony has same valence together with timber balustrade. Louvred gable above central section of balcony complement large gambrels on main roof. Window shutters also contribute to overall character of fa├žade. Building more or less intact. Streetscape value enhanced by brick paving, even though this is somewhat out of character.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Physical condition is good.
Date condition updated:06 Dec 99
Further information: Positive street contribution.
Current use: Department of Lands
Former use: Lands Office


Historical notes: The Lands Board Office was an important governmnet agency responsible for managing Crown lands. This building was commenced in 1895 and completed 1897. The verandah was a later (1899) addition. The building was fully restored in 1976.

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: Fully restored. Authentic down to almost all minor details.
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 PlanDubbo Local Environmental Plan 2011I3311 Nov 11  176
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Dubbo Heritage Study1986 Perumal, Wrathall & Murphy P/L  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenPerumal, Wrathall and Murphy Pty Ltd in association with Cameron McNamara.1987Dubbo Heritage Study : Specialist Reports Volume.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1520293

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