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Bondi Public School - School Grounds

Item details

Name of item: Bondi Public School - School Grounds
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Garden Institutional/ Research
Primary address: 3 Wellington Street, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
3 Wellington StreetBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Major trees providing an important setting for period school buildings and contributing to the local streetscape. Part of a larger period precinct. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Bitumen playground around Victorian and Federation period school buildings. Mature trees, including somewhat lopped Port Jackson fig towards rear, to 12m high. Canary Island palm towards south front, to 8m. Possibly both from c.1920-30. Prominent row of Brush box and Camphor laurel to Wellington Street, possibly from c.1950, about 7-9m high.
Current use: School
Former use: School


Historical notes: School established in 1883. Existing trees planted later.

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 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   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1991L58/2048Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620344

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