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Clyde Street Quarry

Item details

Name of item: Clyde Street Quarry
Type of item: Archaeological-Terrestrial
Group/Collection: Mining and Mineral Processing
Category: Quarry
Primary address: 130-136 Clyde Street, North Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
130-136 Clyde StreetNorth BondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The northern side of Clyde Street (east of Hardy Street) backs onto the cliffs of North Bondi and was clearly once a quarry. The Waverley Municipal Library Local History Collection lists two quarry operators in Clyde Street. Beat Bros. were at lots 30-32 in 1937 and Loveridge and Hudson were at "the east end" in the 1950's. This section of cliff has clearly been quarried out in stages and since been concreted over, also in stages, marked by incised graffiti dates: 20.11.52, 1955, 1959, 1960, 15.6.62, 22.6.73 and 9.5.78. The quarry wall is thus an epigraphic monument of some curiosity value. This quarry may be the one shown in the Daily Mail of 30 October 1923, with the caption: "This house over a quarry at Bondi doesn't seem to be a safe place to live in. There are plenty of equally dangerous homes about". Picture reproduced in Mitchell Library Small Picture file shows horizontal quarrying very similar to the technique used at Clyde Street.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Current use: Cliff face
Former use: Quarry

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Mining-Activities associated with the identification, extraction, processing and distribution of mineral ores, precious stones and other such inorganic substances. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of archaeological 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 Study1990A23-25Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620413

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