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Camira Pennant Hills Veterinary Hospital

Item details

Name of item: Camira Pennant Hills Veterinary Hospital
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 418 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills, NSW 2120
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
418 Pennant Hills RoadPennant HillsHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of a large Federation Bungalow style two storey house. Notable for large areas of shingling. Good condition. Built for Charles N.J. Oliver Chief Railway Commissioner until 1907.
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Physical description: Two storey Federation house. Brick and roughcast walls. Large areas of exterior shingling. Terracotta tiled roof mostly hipped. Exposed eaves. Recessed verandah at side. Single gable facing street. Shingled hoods beneath to windows at ground and first floor levels. Both windows are casements with two small panes at top. Ground floor window is bayed. Spoiled by painted brick.


Historical notes: The land was bought by Phoebe Selina Oliver in 1893 and transferred to her husband Charles N.J. Oliver in 1903. Charles Oliver was Chief Railway Commissioner until 1907. The house was built in 1911-12. In 1920 Mrs Oliver then a widow was joint owner with William Thom. In 1921 the property was subdivided and the house was sold to Frederick Booth and William Moffat. It was then sold to Mrs Florence Walsh in the same year. She began a hospital in the house and re-named it Wirringa.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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 201365227 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

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

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780199

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