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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 14 Camera Street, Manly, NSW 2095
Local govt. area: Manly
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Camera StreetManlyManly  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Fine representative example of Federation Queen Anne style residence.

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Date significance updated: 01 Dec 99
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Physical description: Originally single storey Federation Queen Anne style brick and roughcast stucco residence with hipped and gabled slate roof featuring multiple gables and gablets. Features a retun verandah with corner bay window and corner turret with terracotta finial, elaborate timber fretwork and turned timber spindle frieze to verandah. Original sandstone front fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Sympathetically altered by addition of gablets to accommodate attic rooms in roof. Brickwork painted.
Date condition updated:01 Dec 99
Modifications and dates: Encourage chemical stripping of paint from brickwork. Requires Conservation Management Plan prior to any major alterations.


Historical notes: Part of land originally granted to John Wheeler in 1842. Part of Camera Heights Estate subdivision c. 1900. The first occupant (and likely architect) of the house was H M Robinson (Sands' Directory 1901).

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. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Fine example of Federation Queen Anne style house on a corner site.
SHR Criteria g)
Representative example of Federation Queen Anne style.
Integrity/Intactness: Relatively intact/sympathetically altered
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:

(see above)


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouseI9205 Apr 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Manly Heritage Study1986 Blackmore, Ashton, and Co.  No
Review and Database Listing1999 C. Kemp/ W. McArthur  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2020172

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