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Bondi Beach Public School & Grounds

Item details

Name of item: Bondi Beach Public School & Grounds
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - State (public)
Primary address: Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Campbell ParadeBondi BeachWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Good 1920's style public school building, essentially intact. Local community interest and part of the Bondi Beach townscape. Traditional and more recent planting of landscape interest. Local significance. Four semi-mature Norfolk Island pines planted about 1965. Other native and exotic species planted from about 1975, in more naturalistic style of recent period. The pines, somewhat protected from the polluted sea winds, appear to be in good condition. They are likely to become quite significant if future pollution problems from sea winds are overcome, as seems possible.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1921-1991
Physical description: Good 1920's period school building. Set well back from Campbell Parade. Long fa├žade, with additional long wing facing Warners Avenue. Simply styled and proportioned. Classical influence most evident in central portico. All stone feature, with Classical columns and entablature. Restrained detailing to remainder of building, generally confined to decorative brickwork. Gable above portico breaks up long pitched roof. Timber framed windows, double hung with 12 panes each. Known archaeological/landscape features: Four semi-mature Norfolk Island pines planted about 1965. Other native and exotic species planted from about 1975, in more naturalistic style of recent period.
Current use: School
Former use: School


Historical notes: Site acquired in 1916 but Government baulked at the costs of filling. Other sites were investigated but eventually the school buildings were erected here. Main building opened in 1923. Originally had roof of asbestos shingles. New wing added 1932. Enrolments peaked in 1937. Originally North Bondi Public School.

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 cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of streetscape/landscape significance.
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 Study1990L64/0090Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620338

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