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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 55 Campbell Street, Moruya, NSW 2537
Local govt. area: Eurobodalla
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Campbell StreetMoruyaEurobodalla  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically the building has local significance for helping to define the expanding upper-middle class residential precinct in Moruya in the very early 20th century. Aesthetically this building has high level local significance for its unique, intact presentation of its complete original timber detailing, pressed metal infill to the foundations and for the design quality of the whole, including fence, stair and garage (the latter perhaps slightly post-dating the dwelling). The building's aesthetic value is enhanced by its prominent location. Scientifically the building and outbuildings have local scientific significance for their potential to reveal information which could contribute to an increased understanding of the availability of local materials and tradesmen as well as the lifestyle of local business people in the Moruya area of the early 20th century.
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Mr James
Construction years: 1907-
Physical description: Federation Filigree. Weatherboard with brick chimneys. Corrugated galvanised iron roof. Extensive timber verandah detail. Brick foundation wall. Stone front fence.
Further information: Carport extension, front gate and timber side boundary fence of inappropriate design.


Historical notes: The Residence was built c1907 by Sawmill proprietor Mr James with brickwork by Mr Hanson and painted by Mr Thomas Davis and his brother, Peter Davis. The Residence has had a number of owners over the years including a Miss Corbett who used the premises as a boarding house during the 1920s. It was purchased from the Lewis family in 1960 by Mrs Marie Wills, fulfilling her late father's desire to buy the house some 35 years earlier.

Assessment of significance

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[Historical significance]
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 PlanEurobodalla Urban Local Environmental Plan 1999 10 May 02 No.852817
Local Environmental PlanEurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012I11320 Jul 12 No.783419
Heritage study MORU/R00401 Jan 97   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Eurobodalla Heritage Study1997MORU/R004The EJE GroupEJE No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  RAIA Register of 20th Century Buildings.
OtherMoruya Examiner1914An ornament to Moruya View detail
Oral HistoryMrs Marie Wills, 55 Campbell Street, Moruya1997 

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1550083
File number: 93.5537.B & D

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