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House "Haurolo" Including Interior and Grounds

Item details

Name of item: House "Haurolo" Including Interior and Grounds
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 37 Robertson Road, Centennial Park, NSW 2021
Local govt. area: Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
37 Robertson RoadCentennial ParkSydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Haurolo is a fine example of Federation Queen Anne style house. The property has historical significance as part of the development of the Centennial Park lands subdivision of 1905 intended to fund the landscaping and development of Centennial Park, and the subsequent development phase.
Date significance updated: 15 Dec 11
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Physical description: Single storey face brick Federation Queen Anne style house with hipped and gabled concrete tiled roof with timber louvred gablet to peak of roof, and gablet at corner hip at junction of return verandah and main house. Gable end timber shingled in fish scale pattern, with timber louvred cartouche shaped vent. Leadlight fanlight and front door, and bull's eye window. Hipped metal awning on decorative timber brackets over timber framed double hung front windows in a group of three, with multi-paned obscure glass and 6-paned tops, below the gable end. Return verandah with corner faceted bay window with five timber frame double hung windows with 4-paned obscure glass top sashes. Two brick chimneys with pairs of unglazed terracotta chimney pots.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Substantially intact except for concrete tile roof.
Date condition updated:10 Mar 00
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.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residentia


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.

First shown as occupied in 1916 Sand's Directory, occupant Mrs.Mary A. Daley, house name "Hauroto".

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Haurolo provides evidence of the 1905 subdivision of Centennial Park lands, intended to fund the landscaping and development of Centennial Park, and subsequent development phase.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
As an example of a Federation Queen Anne style house that makes a positive contribution to the streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
Representative of a Federation Queen Anne style house.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact except for concrete tile roof
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.

Recommended management:

Encourage replacement of roof with unglazed terracotta. 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 façade 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanSydney Local Environmental Plan 2012I15114 Dec 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Martin Road, Centennial Park, Conservation Area Study and Guidelines Report2000 Kemp and Johnson Heritage Consultants and Planning Strategies P/L  Yes
Draft South Sydney LEP Amendment No.90    No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenAnita Heiss Aboriginal People and Place, Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2420254

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