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Amaroo Residence

Item details

Name of item: Amaroo Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 127 Annetts Parade, Mossy Point, NSW 2537
Local govt. area: Eurobodalla
Hectares (approx): 0.1189
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
127 Annetts ParadeMossy PointEurobodalla  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically, the house has local significance as one of Mossy Point's earliest houses and for having been relocated from Duntroon, Canberra where it had already had significance as the Batman's quarters. Its garden contains mature evidence of the plantings which accompanied the relocation of the dwelling. Scientifically this dwelling and the "RAAF Hut" at 167 Annetts Parade, have local significance for their potential to reveal information about the form of RAAF accommodation in the early 20th century.
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Physical description: Simplified Federation Arts and Crafts. Flat sheet asbestos walling to main house and garage. Weatherboard extension to house. Corrugated galvanised iron roofing to all. Post and rail fencing. Mature garden plantings and garden steps.
Further information: Skillion link and weatherboard extension to rear.


Historical notes: Believed to be one of the first houses in Annetts Parade. The central part of the house was built in Melbourne in the late 19th century and transferred to Duntroon in the early 20th century. The building was then transferred from Duntroon, ACT in c1930s. "Amaroo" is reputed to have been used by army officers who also brought with them a batman who lived in the neighbouring bungalow. The batman's quarters is now the kitchen and laundry in "Amaroo". The residence was owned by Mr Dickson for a short time and then taken over by a Royal Navy officer. It was later owned by Sir Roy Dowling of the RAN (the current owner's parents).

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 Local Environmental Plan 2012I17520 Jul 12 No.783419
Local Environmental PlanEurobodalla Urban Local Environmental Plan 1999 10 May 02 No.852820
Heritage study MOSS/R00901 Jan 97   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Eurobodalla Heritage Study1997MOSS/R009The EJE GroupEJE No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Oral HistoryDr J T Dowling, North Melbourne1997 

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1550165
File number: 87.6917.B

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