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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 6 Clifton School Parade, Clifton, NSW 2515
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 Clifton School ParadeCliftonWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The cottage at Clifton School Parade is of significance for the local area for historical reasons, and as a representative example of cottages built by the mining companies of the Victorian period for their various officials. The house is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the area and contributes to its character, enhanced by the recognisable historical features of its architecture.
Date significance updated: 02 Jun 14
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Physical description: The cottage is a single storey brick residence, with a corrugated steel roof, a pressed metal gable with fretted veranda brackets. Large pine trees exist to the east and south. It is Federation style with elements of "Queen Anne" and Arts and Crafts style. (Refer to WCC Library and the City of Wollongong Heritage Study 1991)
Date condition updated:21 Feb 00
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Believed to be built for P J Carrick, supervisor of Coalcliff Jetty Mine since its early years until c. 1908. The house was damaged in fire in August 1900, when its external kitchen and office burned down. his was replaced with new kitchen built in brick and c. 1910 three more rooms were added to the house. (Brian Rogers, Heritage and Archaeological Assessment of Lot 31, DP 881726, March 2003).

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The item has integrity.
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.

Recommended management:

Conserve historic fabric elements in situ. Use may be flexible, subject to assessment of heritage impact. Here may be scope for alterations and additions, but not in areas where it would diminish its presentation to general public.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWollongong LEP 2009613326 Feb 10 2010-76 
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B10-NMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonBrian McDonald No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136133Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700486

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