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Glen Luna Residence

Item details

Name of item: Glen Luna Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 8727-8729 Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba, NSW 2546
Local govt. area: Eurobodalla
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8727-8729 Princes HighwayTilba TilbaEurobodalla  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The Glen Luna residence has local historic significance for having been associated with the Tilba Tilba Dairy Company and for evidencing the location of the early land selection of Tilba area selector, John Young. It is also historically significant for containing farm buildings originally associated with the initial "Mountain Valley" selection. It has high-level aesthetic significance for its intactness, including its interior elaborate pressed metal detailing, a feature which is rare locally. It has local social significance to Young Family descendants. It has scientific significance at a regional level for its potential to contribute to an understanding of the form of farm buildings once occupying the original :"Mountain Valley" selection in the late 19th century, the relative wealth of local Tilba area selectors and also cheese manufacturers from the early years of the 20th century.
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Construction years: 1904-
Physical description: Victorian Filigree (Edwardian interior detail) Corrugated iron roofing. Timber weatherboard walls. Bullnosed verandah with corrugated iron detailing. Brick chimneys. Elaborate pressed metal ceilings, light ornamentation and walls. Cast iron frieze detail to timber verandah posts.
Further information: Addition to south elevation. Pipe handrail to verandah.


Historical notes: Most of Mountain Valley was selected by Thomas Forster and purchased by John Fenwick Young on 9 September 1876 for 1320 for 320 acres. He selected the rest in 1895 to total 470 acres. The property was divided between two of his sons on his death in 1903. Jim gained what he called "Ocean View" and John, "Mountain Valley". All farm buildings on "Mountain Valley" were relocated from near the family vault to their present site because their location did not suit the subdivision. In 1904 "Glen Luna" homestead was built on "Mountain Valley" and since that time has been either leased or worked on a share basis. The original cheese factory on "Mountain Valley" was located near to the site of the Young Family Vault. In 1900 a creamery was established by John Young which was operated by share farmers Ernest Graham and later the Flower brothers. Flowers closed the factory in 1911 to supply the ABC Factory. A and G Bishop, share farmers at "Mountain Valley" were suppliers to the "Mountain View" Cheese Factory and became members of the Tilba Tilba Dairy Company.

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 Rural Local Environmental Plan 1987 26 Nov 04 No.1878705
Local Environmental PlanEurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012I23920 Jul 12 No.783419
Heritage study TILB/R003a01 Jan 97   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Eurobodalla Heritage Study1997TILB/R003aThe EJE GroupEJE No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1995"Tilba Times", L Pacey and N Hoyer

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1550229
File number: 86.3819.B & D

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