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Kooringa and Garden

Item details

Name of item: Kooringa and Garden
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 8 Abuklea Road, Epping, NSW 2121
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8 Abuklea RoadEppingHornsby  Primary Address
Winifred AvenueEppingHornsby  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of a transitional turn-of-the-century house. One of the oldest in this area and still one of the finest. Retains its generous landscaped grounds. The form is traditional Australian Georgian whilst the detail and styling has both Victorian and Federation elements. Exquisitely detailed and virtually intact.
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Physical description: Outstanding turn-of-the-century house on large corner site. The form is traditional. Symmetrical design. Rectangular plan with all hipped slate roof. Encircling verandah in bullnosed iron. Supported by cast iron posts with lace brackets and valance. Tuck pointed face brick in Flemish bond. Quoining in light brick. Central door with side lights and skylight. French doors either side with shutters. Bracketed eaves. Fine moulded chimneys. Face brick and fence indicate construction in Federation period. Details such as iron lace and mouldings are carry-overs from the Victorian era. Set back from street in well planted grounds. Original brick fence with wrought iron infill. Appears intact.


Historical notes: Unknown. Styling and large block suggest house was pre- small scale subdivision.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Technology-Activities and processes associated with the knowledge or use of mechanical arts and applied sciences (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)-

Recommended management:


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHornsby Local Environmental Plan 201335427 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hornsby Shire Heritage Study1993 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdVM No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780099

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