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Murals (Waverley Reservoir No. 3) (repainted)

Item details

Name of item: Murals (Waverley Reservoir No. 3) (repainted)
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Urban Area
Category: Streetscape
Primary address: Waverley Resevoir No 3 Carrington Road, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Waverley Resevoir No 3 Carrington RoadBondi JunctionWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The east wall of Waverley No. 3 Water Reservoir is covered at ground level by a series of paintings in 1980's street style, consisting primarily of elaborate (largely indecipherable) lettering neatly arrayed around a cartoon character -- the only figural representation on the wall. Around the major lettering, which is placed in regular panels, are some added inspirational messages: "Peace", "Express yourself and make a mark on society instead of being a shadow and following authoritive (sic) repression". The murals are ordered and are presumably tolerated (even encouraged?) by the Municipality. Young trees have been planted in front of them and will eventually screen them from the view of the adjacent tennis courts. The other walls of the Reservoir are not painted, except for an old municipal notice forbidding ball games on the north west corner.
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1945-
Current use: Mural
Former use: Mural

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Events-Activities and processes that mark the consequences of natural and cultural occurences (none)-

Assessment of 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 Study1990A62-67Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620438

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