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Bannerman Street Federation Houses Group

Item details

Name of item: Bannerman Street Federation Houses Group
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 15-29 Bannerman Street, Cremorne, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15-29 Bannerman StreetCremorneNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This is an interesting and varied group of Federation Arts & Crafts style houses, all built together as a single development. Each of the buildings has representative qualities for its style and period, without being exceptionally distinguished, but as a group they demonstrate a visual and historical cohesion which sits well in their cul-de-sac context. Viewed from Bannerman Street, these buildings have few attractions, but this relates to their south-facing aspect, which itself is evidence of a pre-motorcar era of development.

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Physical description: A group of eight one and two storey Federation houses, mostly of the Arts & Crafts style, which address the public footway and Reserve on the south side, with the rear of the houses facing Bannerman Street.This building is designed in the Federation Arts & Crafts; Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration


Historical notes: This group of houses was constructed between 1909 and 1911, with Nos. 21, 23 and 27 occupied by 1910, and the rest by 1912. Each was individually named, though several names and spellings changed circa 1918. No. 15 was 'Arden Cottage' and was associated with the nearby Arden School at No. 17 Bogota Avenue. No. 17 was 'Warra' changing to 'Gunida' in 1918; No. 19 was 'Knozle' changing to 'Knoyle' from 1915; No. 21 was 'Kyuna'; No. 23 was 'Kinnell'; No. 25 was 'Kapai'; No. 27 was 'Rantira', changing to 'Kantara' in 1915; and No. 29 was 'Hazeldene' changing to 'Mayfair' in 1918.

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 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: Sympathetic
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 LEP     
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Heritage Study 201414Godden Mackay Pty. Ltd.TB 6/95 No
Heritage Study 20 Godden Mackay Pty. Ltd.  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181414

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