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House and Garden, Hindmarsh

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden, Hindmarsh
Other name/s: Hindmarsh
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 2 Victoria Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Victoria StreetKogarahKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Within the Kogarah LGA, 2 Victoria Street is a relatively rare representative example of a modest single-storey weatherboard cottage displaying excellent Federation Arts and Crafts stylistic influence in its external detailing. A recent sympathetic rear addition and wire front boundary fence do not diminish its picturesque characteristics and high streetscape contribution. The place is an important contributor to the historical development of the Kogarah Township Estate.
Date significance updated: 22 Feb 12
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Physical description: Displaying asymmetrical massing, 2 Victoria Street, Kogarah is a single-storey timber and iron cottage with an original ā€˜Lā€™ shaped front verandah. The gable and hipped roof is sheeted with traditional original or early corrugated iron sheets. The rear hipped roof has a small jerkin head gable with a timber blade ventilator. The original chimney has a roughcast finish with stepped brick detailing and two semi-circular rendered cowls. The street facing gable end displays original roughcast finish and half-timber detailing. There is a projecting upper gable which has an original decorative timber finial and half- timbered effect which mirrors the gable end. It has an original timber barge board which has decorative edge detailing. The street facing elevation is clad with original weatherboards displaying mock ashlar coursing. It has an original timber frame window case with twin double-hung window sashes. The upper sashes have multi-paned colour glass panes. There is also a shaped sill skirt. The original entrance timber door case has a five-panelled door leaf with non-original glazing to upper panels, glazed side lights and fanlight. The skillion roofed verandah has original turned timber posts and shaped timber brackets. Verandah decking is non-original. There is a sympathetic two-storey rear addition. Located along the front boundary is a sympathetic, non-original post and wire fence with a wrought iron gate.
Date condition updated:09 Feb 12
Further information:
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: 'Hindmarsh' was built for Thomas Eardley (also written Erdley in the rate books) in 1905. It shows the later Federation development of the Kogarah Township Estate. Kogarah Township Estate was amongst the earliest subdivisions, which took place after the opening of the Illawarra Railway in 1884. Kogarah Township Estate subdivision was first on sale 25 October 1884, just 10 days after the official opening of the double railway track to Hurstville. Propective buyers were lured to the auction with free tickets for the train ride down to Kogarah, so that they could witness the benefits of train transport first hand. Initial take-up of the subdivision was slow and portions of the estate were readvertised in 1886. The railway was the focus of the subdivision, and as the name of the Estate suggests, it was anticipated that Kogarah town and commercial centre would shift from Rocky Point Road & Kogarah Road junction to the railway station. Today Kogarah Township Estate forms the basis of the town centre.

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 ā€“ does not include architectural styles ā€“ use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (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 a)
[Historical significance]
Together with contemporary dwellings in the locality, 2 Victoria Street provides evidence of residential development within the Kogarah Township Estate from the early twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
2 Victoria Street is an excellent example of a Federation Arts and Crafts style weatherboard dwelling, notable for its high level of integrity and picturesque qualities. With its sympathetic non-original timber and wire boundary fence, the place makes a valuable contribution to the streetscape.
SHR Criteria f)
2 Victoria Street is a relatively rare early twentieth century weatherboard cottage displaying Federation Arts and Crafts stylistic qualities in the Kogarah LGA.
SHR Criteria g)
2 Victoria Street, Kogarah is a representative example of a substantially intact early twentieth century cottage displaying fine Arts and Crafts stylistic qualities in the Kogarah LGA.
Integrity/Intactness: Recent timber and wire front boundary fence is not historically accurate, but compliments the aesthetic qualities of the place. Recent two-storey rear addition does not diminish the setting of the place.
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:

When the opportunity arises, implement a more historically accurate external colour scheme to Council approval.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I11025 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan  23 May 03   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Kogarah Heritage Study Review - Stage 11999 Musecape, John Matthias, Lisa Murray  Yes
Kogarah Heritage Study 19941994 Tropman & Tropman  No
Kogarah Heritage Study Review 20112011 Truman, Zaniol & Associates Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Kogarah Municipal Council Papers Rate Books East Ward 1903/4 - 1904/5.
Written  Sands Directories 1885 to 1932
Written  Kogarah Municipal Council Papers Valuers Returns North & East Ward 1905-1907
WrittenTropman & Tropman Architects Kogarah Heritage Study 1994

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1870129

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