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Kirribilli Avenue and Waruda Street Group

Item details

Name of item: Kirribilli Avenue and Waruda Street Group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 85-95 Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
85-95 Kirribilli AvenueKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address
10-16 Waruda StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

A group of Federation houses obviously built as a single development in the early twentieth century, which are well detailed and representative of this type. An important streetscape element in the vicinity and a major visual relief to the surrounding flats development. Important as part of the diversity of building types in the area. Group is evidence of developmental history of the vicinity.

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Physical description: o This building is designed in the Federation Bungalow style.

A group of five federation brick houses, three being single storey semi-detached bungalows and two two-storey houses arranged as flats, occupying the western half of a large suburban block. The three bungalows are virtually identical along the Kirribilli Avenue frontage, each being divided longitudinally into two houses. The two are similar but No. 12 has a side frontage to Waruda Avenue with entry to the house at the corner of Waruda Avenue and Waruda Street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Further information: 85-95 Kirribilli Avenue 10-16 Waruda Street


Historical notes: Land part of grant to Robert Ryan in 1800, acquired by Robert Campbell in 1801 and passed to John and Robert Campbell Jnr. on the death of the elder Campbell in 1846. Leased to William John Gibbes from mid 1840's and 'Beulah' built. Various occupants and owners until redevelopment in early twentieth century.

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)-
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]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Local. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: _
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Within a conservation area on an LEPKirribilli Conservation areaCA 1113 Sep 13   
Development Control PlanContributory Item 13 Sep 13  Appendix 1
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930067Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB 19/3/92 Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180067

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