Ukamurra | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Ukamurra
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Homestead building
Primary address: 439 Cattai Road, Cattai, NSW 2756
Parish: Pitt Town
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
439 Cattai RoadCattaiHawkesburyPitt TownCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Ukumurra is a well built and intact Federation bungalow featuring and unusual combination of fenestration types, fine sandstone walling and a broad roof..
Date significance updated: 09 Jan 02
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Construction years: 1905-
Physical description: Ukumurra is a single storey Federation bungalow sited at the higher level of the farmland. It has a hipped roof, extending over the verandah which is on the northwest and northeast sides. The roof has gablets and there are two corbelled sandstone chimneys. Service rooms are located in a wing on the southwest side.

The verandah has paired timber posts on sandstone piers. Between the posts is a simple frieze of square timber posts. The verandah is terminated by box rooms. The verandah is lined with ripple iron with iron vents.

2 pane gunbarrel doors open to the verandah as well as multipane double hung and casement windows. The office at the end of the northwest verandah has a separate entry.

A large shed is located to the northwest and has skillions on the sides.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Condition: good
Date condition updated:09 Jan 02
Current use: Homestead
Former use: Homestead


Historical notes: It is believed that Ukumurra was built in 1905 of local sandstone.

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Ukumurra is a well built and intact Federation bungalow featuring and unusual combination of fenestration types, fine sandstone walling and a broad roof..
SHR Criteria g)
Ukumurra is a good and intact example of a Federation bungalow.
Integrity/Intactness: High
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 PlanHawkesbury LEP 2012I32321 Sep 12   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001323Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury198715Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/CA-2Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740045

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