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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Other name/s: Cottages Group; Private Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 28 Canberra Avenue, Casula, NSW 2170
Local govt. area: Liverpool
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
28 Canberra AvenueCasulaLiverpool  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

No 28 Canberra Avenue demonstrates the history of settlement in the Casula and wider Liverpool area pre-World War II. It is representative of the style of architecture of that era. The site has retained much of the form and character of its original design. It is set within the streetscape beside another intact pre-World War II residence. It is aesthetically pleasing. There is the potential to gain more information on the site from further architectural, archaeological and documentary research.
Date significance updated: 22 Mar 17
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Description

Physical description: This site is a single-storey timber framed Federation style cottage presenting an asymmetrical front elevation facing the street. The house has a low hipped roof clad with corrugated iron and a projecting front gable on one side balanced by a return verandah on the other. The verandah is supported on square timber posts and decorated with "heavy" shaped timber brackets.
The external walls feature a composite cladding with several rows of rusticated weatherboards at the base and fibre cement sheeting above. The casement window have three vertical divisions and have small squares of coloured glass in the lower portion of each sash. The house is set back over 25m from the front street boundary. A red gravel driveway bisects the neat front garden which contains mature shrubs and several eucalypt trees.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Excellent
Date condition updated:05 Aug 08
Modifications and dates: The window awning over the front gable window is a later modification.
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence

History

Historical notes: This site and the neighbouring property (See SHI 1970007 ) are some of the first houses constructed in the 20th century in the Casula district. The location of the houses on a large parcel of land is indicative of the pattern of settlement and land use in the area pre-World War II.

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. Bungalow-
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 Suburban housing-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Federation style architecture-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The site demonstrates the history of settlement in the Casula district and wider Liverpool area.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The site has retained much of the form and character of its original design and is set within the streetscape beside another intact pre-World War II residence. It is aesthetically pleasing.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
There is the potential to gain more information on the site from further architectural, archaeological and documentary research.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The site and its neighbouring property are rare examples of intact pre-World War II architecture in the area.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The site is representative of pre-World War II architectural style.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
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:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementDevelop a Statement of Heritage Impact25 Jul 05

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLiverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008929 Aug 08   
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed 025203 Feb 95 011653

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Liverpool Heritage Study1992LP0150Neustein & Associates  No
Liverpool Heritage Study Review20041970048FORM architects aust pty ltdCathy Fisher Yes

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1970048


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