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House - Mortlake

Item details

Name of item: House - Mortlake
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Semi-Detached House
Primary address: 109 Victoria Street, Temora, NSW 2666
Parish: Bundawarrah - Temora
County: Bland
Local govt. area: Temora
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
109 Victoria StreetTemoraTemoraBundawarrah - TemoraBlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The pair of semi-detached houses are an unusual building type from the late Victorian / Federation period. They are in sound condition and in a prominent location. "Mortlake" has had a sympathetic extension added in 2002.
Date significance updated: 09 Jun 11
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Physical description: One of a pair of semi-detached brick houses in the late Victorian style. The houses are constructed in local face brickwork, and have asymetrical bay windows, decorative cast -iron lacework and iron rooves.


Historical notes: Originally these residences were one title. It was built c 1905 by John Brett (grazier from "The Curragh", Quandary) who came from western Victoria. The rates of 1917-19 recorded J.E. James as the occupant. ( Peter James' parents lived there). In November 1921 the property was transferred to Elizabeth Agnes King whose husband was RJ King (Rody), a sawmiller from Wyalong. Elizabeth's daughter, Philomena and Margaret, subdivided the land into two separate titles in January 1943. "Mortlake" (Section B) was transferred to James O'Brien (taxi proprietor) in 1944, then to John Hanos (café proprietor) in 1953, then Michael Kennedy in 1999. Following extensive renovations he sold the property to William and Norma Gilchrist in 2004. Residents of "Mortlake" included James Edwin James (of Miller & James, Stock and Station Agents) came to live here with his wife, Beatrice Ellen (nee Dally), shortly after their marriage in 1908. They lived in this house for nearly 20 years, having seven children. Mr Hurtle and his wife and children, Muriel and Neil, also lived in "Mortlake".

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)-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 1411 Jun 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Temora Shire Community based Heritage Study2003 David Scobie Architects Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenBeth Phillips2003Miller & James, Warracknabeal, Temora and Gilgandra.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2480043

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