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Post Office

Item details

Name of item: Post Office
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Postal and Telecommunications
Category: Post Office
Primary address: 18 Hall Street, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Hall StreetBondi BeachWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Jacques AvenueBondi BeachWaverley  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Fine local example of an Inter-War Stripped Classical style public building. Associated with the development of Bondi as a popular surfing beach, and the suburbanisation of the area. Intact period buildings are now rare for this locality. Important streetscape contribution on its corner site. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 30 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Simple, 1920's, Classical Revival style public building. Single storey. Brick construction, with smooth and moulded render used for decoration. Hipped, tiled roof with small parapet on corner. Classical columns to corner entry portico. Decorative brick, pilastered columns and rendered horizontal bands. Double hung windows. No significant alterations.
Current use: Post Office
Former use: Post Office


Historical notes: The area's first post office opened in 1914 when it was known as the North Bondi Post Office. Became the Bondi Beach Post Office when this building was erected in 1922. (Dowd, p. 242).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Communication-Activities relating to the creation and conveyance of information (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape significance.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is of social 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  06 Dec 96   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study19897/6 - 0155Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620166

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