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Homestead

Item details

Name of item: Homestead
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Homestead building
Primary address: 15 Fergus Road, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
Local govt. area: Queanbeyan
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15 Fergus RoadQueanbeyanQueanbeyan  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Scarce example of a particular style (Federation with Victorian bargeboards) in the local neighbourhood. Historical contribution to the streetscape. Strong association with an historical figure, J G Harris, the first public servant in the Federal Department of Home Affairs.
Date significance updated: 08 Aug 07
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Description

Physical description: Federation style homestead with high pitched hipped roof. The entry is defined with a false gable roof with decorative barge board (fretted Gothic style) and finial, echoed from the main roof. The encircling verandah incorporated under the main roof with a plastered wall, double timber post on brick pier and brackets (federation style). The front block joined with a rare block with gablet roof and barge board and finial at the gable end wall. Windows are of multi- paned leadlight glass. Long brick chimney with corbels and dentil course at the top and moulded pipe chimney pot.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good.
Date condition updated:26 Jan 07
Modifications and dates: Unknown.

History

Historical notes: Early 20th century residence. Built by J G Harris, the first public servant in the Federal Department of Home Affairs.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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 Development and growth of Queanbeyan town.-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Historical contribution to the streetscape.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Strong association with an historical figure, J G Harris, the first public servant in the Federal Department of Home Affairs.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Scarce example of a particular style (Federation with Victorian bargeboards) in the local neighbourhood
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially 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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  13 Jul 07 90 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Queanbeyan Heritage Review2007 Peter Kabaila  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: 2290370


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