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Item details

Name of item: Rosebank
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 6 Oliver Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 Oliver StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This quality federation weatherboard bungalow has a second storey within the roof line as indicated by two dormer windows. It has retained original elements including short sheet iron roofing and bullnosed verandah. It contributes to the historic fabric of Grafton and is likely to be historically significant and may be associated with the McPhee family. Second storey residences are now rare in Grafton.
Date significance updated: 18 Jun 08
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Physical description: Two storey weatherboard house with steeply pitched roof of short sheet iron. Two dormer windows at front. Bullnosed verandah to the front and side with plain verandah posts, plain timber balustrade and lattice infill. Weatherboard at the front of the house has been crafted to look like brick work. Timber windows and original joinery around the front door. No historically significant garden. No front fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:09 Apr 06
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this residence is unknown but sewer plans dated 1941 show it was owned by C. McPhee. There were many McPhee families living in the Grafton, Swan Creek and Maclean area prior to 1900 and there may be some association between this house and an early pioneering family. At that time the address was 4 Oliver Street. By 1984 it was in the hands of W. McPhee and in 1986 the dwelling was proposed for sale from his estate.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
Two storey bungalows of either brick or weatherboard are rare in Grafton City.
SHR Criteria g)
Good representative example of a comfortable federation bungalow.
Integrity/Intactness: Largely intact
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.

Recommended management:

Further historical research is warrented on this property.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640468

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