Moira | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

Culture and heritage



Item details

Name of item: Moira
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 236 Brisbane Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Local govt. area: Dubbo
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
236 Brisbane StreetDubboDubbo  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The roof form is typically Federation but combines with the distinctive local verandah variation. There are also more details of interest than is normal for Dubbo generally, all the more noteworthy on weatherboard houses. These details include the projecting gables, window hoods and timber decoration generally. 'Moira' has suffered alterations but retains its original fence and unusual entry pergola.
Date significance updated: 18 May 02
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Physical description: Outstanding timber cottage forming a pair with No. 234 (Araluen). Not as well maintained, but retains more of original, including verandah balustrade, front fence (damaged) and verandah tiling. Feathered weatherboard construction with elaborate corrugated iron roof. Gable, also in weatherboard, project out from wall. Timber finial and simple barge boards. Unusual curved pressed metal window hood below. Main roof continues over verandah. Supported on stop chamfered verandah posts. Special feature is slatted diagonal timber valence and balustrade. Windows are simple casement pairs. Door has sidelights (now covered by bamboo blinds). Additional feature of special interest is front pergola with mid-Victorian cast iron posts. Considerably enhances streetscape appeal.
Date condition updated:07 Dec 99
Further information: Positive street contribution


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan236 Brisbane Street, Dubbo. 'Moira' 17 Mar 00  177
Heritage study     

Study details

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

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenPermal, 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: 1520302

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