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Former East Sydney Technical College and Darlinghurst Gaol Including Buildings A

Item details

Name of item: Former East Sydney Technical College and Darlinghurst Gaol Including Buildings A
Other name/s: Sydney Art School: East Sydney Technical College Group
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: Adult Education
Primary address: 156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Local govt. area: Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
156 Forbes StreetDarlinghurstSydney  Primary Address
892b Darlinghurst RoadDarlinghurstSydney  Alternate Address
Burton StreetDarlinghurstSydney  Alternate Address

Description

Construction years: 1823-1885
Physical description: The listing covers the entire site, including various Colonial and Victorian buildings with later additions, site with landscaping, and perimeter sandstone walls and gates, c. 1823-24, 1885.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Date condition updated:30 Nov 05
Further information: Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are constantly updated by the City as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conservation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.

History

Historical notes: The "Eora people" was the name given to the coastal Aborigines around Sydney. Central Sydney is therefore often referred to as "Eora Country". Within the City of Sydney local government area, the traditional owners are the Cadigal and Wangal bands of the Eora.

With the invasion of the Sydney region, the Cadigal and Wangal people were decimated but there are descendants still living in Sydney today. All cities include many immigrants in their population.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
6. Educating-Educating Education-Activities associated with teaching and learning by children and adults, formally and informally. (none)-
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes (none)-

Recommended management:

The building should be retained and conserved. A Heritage Assessment and Heritage Impact Statement, or a Conservation Management Plan, should be prepared for the building prior to any major works being undertaken. There shall be no vertical additions to the building and no alterations to the fa├žade of the building other than to reinstate original features. The principal room layout and planning configuration as well as significant internal original features including ceilings, cornices, joinery, flooring and fireplaces should be retained and conserved. Any additions and alterations should be confined to the rear in areas of less significance, should not be visibly prominent and shall be in accordance with the relevant planning controls.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanSydeny LEP 2012I29914 Dec 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
East Sydney Technical College: conservation master plan1988 Schwager Brooks James & Partners  Yes
East Sydney Technical College: conservation master plan1988 Schwager Brooks James & Partners  Yes
East Sydney Technical College: conservation master plan1988 Schwager Brooks James & Partners  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenAnita Heiss Aboriginal People and Place, Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City
WrittenBrooks, Graham - Burton, Craig. - Thorp, Wendy. - Kerr, J. S. (James Semple) - .1988E Sydney Technical College: conservation master plan/ NSW Dept of P8blic Works; Schwager Brooks James and Partners Pty Ltd
WrittenDeborah Beck2011Set in Stone : The Cell Block Theatre
WrittenDeborah Beck2005Hope in Hell: A History of Darlinghurst Gaol and the National Art School

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2420101


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