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Prospect Residence

Item details

Name of item: Prospect Residence
Other name/s: Editor's Residence (Former)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 56 Campbell Street, Moruya, NSW 2537
Local govt. area: Eurobodalla
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
56 Campbell StreetMoruyaEurobodalla  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically the building shares the high-level local historical significance of the adjacent former Examiner building, since it was erected at the same time, by the same builder, as the Editor's residence. Aesthetically it is also highly significant locally for representing the stonemasonry skills of the Stewart brothers, in domestic-scale building. Scientifically because the buildings are rare of type at the local level, they have potential to reveal information about the status and lifestyle of Editors of local papers in major rural NSW towns in the early 20th century and about the resources of newspaper owners in such locations at the time. Thus the "Granite House" has high-level scientific significance.
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Stewart Brothers
Construction years: 1913-
Physical description: Federation Italianate. Random coursed stone walling. Colorbond corrugated metal roofing circa 1990s. Rendered gable and brick chimney. Timber windows and doors. PROSPECT lettered onto gable.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:08 Nov 10
Further information: Front fence replaced with concrete block fence.


Historical notes: This building was built as the Moruya Examiner editor s residence in 1913. It was constructed at the same time as the Examiner building, which moved to this new location in that same year. The contractors were two English brothers named Stewart, who thereafter resided in Moruya, proving their building capabilities in the two delightful granite buildings situated in Campbell Street, between Vulcan and Page Streets, becoming the "Examiner" office and residence "Prospect". They also built the delightful large home on the hill in Fitzroy Street. First published in 1863, the Examiner has served the region almost continuously for 130 years. One of its most flamboyant editors was Robert Henry Harvison, a former policeman who used the newspaper to thunder his views and opinions at politicians and local council members. Mr Havison's daughter, Olive Constable, took over the newspaper in 1913. Although she lacked her father's flowery, Edwardian writing style, Olive continued to produce the paper until 1939.

Assessment of significance

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[Historical significance]
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Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanEurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012I11520 Jul 12 No.783419
Local Environmental PlanEurobodalla Urban Local Environmental Plan 1999 10 May 02 No.852819
Heritage study MORU/R03301 Jan 97   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Eurobodalla Heritage Study1997MORU/R033The EJE GroupEJE No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenP Stiskin and R Unwin1983"Moruya - The First 150 Years ,

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1550120
File number: 95.8657.B

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