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Bondi Education Centre

Item details

Name of item: Bondi Education Centre
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - State (public)
Primary address: 5 Wellington Street, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5 Wellington StreetBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent Late Federation symmetrical style. Essentially unaltered. Part of important grouping which includes the church, schools, convent and Scarba House. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 08 Nov 99
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Good symmetrical style Late Federation house, probably c. 1920. Minor alterations only, including security grilles, verandah floor, and removal of fence. Two strapwork gables with pebbledash panels (bricks now painted). Main roof tiled with terra cotta ridge capping. Skillion corrugated iron verandah. Paired turned timber posts above brick piers. Carved brackets with spindle valence. Casement windows with small coloured glass panes. Face brick with dark string course at sill height. Stone foundation.
Current use: School
Former use: School


Historical notes: Former residence acquired for expansion of the public school. This is probably the land acquired in 1927. Converted into a domestic science block in 1931. Now used by the Education Department as office accommodation. (Source: Dowd, pp. 197-199).

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical and cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic, group value 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 Study198946/1 - 0293Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620307

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