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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 17-19 Birrell Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17-19 Birrell StreetBondi JunctionWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Newland StreetBondi JunctionWaverley  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of a symmetrical Federation semi-detached, essentially intact. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 04 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Good symmetrical Federation semi. Original slate roof with terra cotta ridge capping. Hipped form with central feature gablet over entries. Good chimneys. Face brick with narrow openings. Turned timber verandah posts with good carved valences. Wing walls to verandahs with ball urns at ends. Little altered except for fences.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Architectural; aesthetic.
Current use: Semi-detached dwellings.
Former use: Semi-detached dwellings.


Historical notes: First appearance in Sands Directory in 1909. Known until the 1920's as "Darto" (No. 17) and "Liskeard" (No. 19).

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]
Good example of a symmetrical Federation semi-detached, essentially intact. Local significance.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan 39/2 - 002206 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620023

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