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House - Moria

Item details

Name of item: House - Moria
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 59 York Street, Teralba, NSW 2284
Parish: Teralba
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
59 York StreetTeralbaLake MacquarieTeralbaNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: A nicely built and well maintained smll house, typical of many Lake Macquarie houses of the period, but less altered than most.
It has possible historic significance as the home of a well-known Teralba family connected with the local former cinema.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional Significance - low
Local Significance - high
Group Significance - moderate (as a contributing item
in the conservation area)
Date significance updated: 28 May 08
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Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Architectural Style: Vernacular version of Federation Bungalow
Materials: Frame - timber
Roof - hipped and gabled, CGI cladding
Walls/Cladding - rebated weatherboards
Windows - triple casements with hoods
Floors - ?
Interior - ?
Weatherboard house with hipped & gabled corrugated iron roof, and with shingles in the gable ends.
Casement windows have half-round turned trims and decorative hoods.
The front door opens onto a brick-walled verandah, with two sets of brick steps, to the front and the side, perhaps allowing for motor car access.
The brick balustrade has the name "MOIRA" inset in large letters.
Modifications and dates: Some large aluminium framed windows installed at rear.
Current use: 1993: domestic residence


Historical notes: HISTORICAL NOTES - 1993: Said to be formerly owned by the Bedford family, who started the cinema at Teralba (see TA-01).

Recommended management:

RECOMMENDATION - 1993: Include in a Conservation Area within an LEP. More information needed.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Statutory InstrumentList on a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)20 Jun 08
Statutory InstrumentInclude in a Conservation Area within an LEP20 Jun 08
Recommended ManagementDocument and prepare an archival record20 Jun 08


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 201416910 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004TA-0819 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993TA-08Suters Architects Snell, Dr J. Turner, C & MJ Doring Pty LtdDoring Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Oral History  Verbal information from local residents.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1910188

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