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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Federation Style House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 30 Kingsland Road South, Bexley, NSW 2207
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
30 Kingsland Road SouthBexleyRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 30 Kingsland Road South, Bexley is aesthetically significant as a highly intact Federation style house which addresses its corner location and contributes to the historic character of the area. The house demonstrates the residential growth in the area in the early 20th century.
Date significance updated: 28 Sep 10
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: A Federation brick house located on a prominent corner with wrap around veranda between two projecting gable end wings. Each wing has a bay window with an awning roof supported on timber brackets. The infill of the gable ends are decorative stucco panels. The veranda roof is incorporated into the main roof and is supported on pairs of timber posts. The roof is clad in terracotta Marseille tiles. There are at least two bulls eye windows on the veranda
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is in excellent condition.
Date condition updated:24 Jun 10
Modifications and dates: BA-1994/339: OUTBUILDING CARPORT CLASS 10
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling


Historical notes: The subject property is part of 1200 acres granted by Governor Brisbane to merchant James Chandler in 1831. The house was likely built between 1910 and 1920, when the listed occupant was George Olds. In 1929 the occupant advertised for plumbers to connect sewer (‘Tenders’, SMH, 12 September 1929). By 1943 Charles and Elizabeth Thacker were in residence (‘Deaths’, SMH, 19 December 1934). Charles Thacker was a headmaster of several schools in the St George district, including Kingsgrove Public and Carlingford Public, during his 48-year career as a headmaster (‘Personal’, SMH, 2 May 1929). In 1947 the occupant of the house, E C Heffernan, won first prize in the state lottery (‘State Lottery’, Canberra Times, 10 October 1947).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
1. Environment-Tracing the evolution of a continent's special environments Environment - naturally evolved-Activities associated with the physical surroundings that support human life and influence or shape human cultures. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The house provides physical evidence of the early 20th century development of the southern end of Kingsland Road in Bexley.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is aesthetically significant as a highly intact Federation style house which addresses its corner location and contributes to the historic character of the area.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria f)
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria g)
The building is an excellent representative example of corner Federation houses in Rockdale.
Integrity/Intactness: The building is very 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  16 Nov 01 175 
Local Environmental PlanRockdale LEP 2011i15105 Dec 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2330197

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