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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Lachlan Street, Thirroul, NSW 2515
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Lachlan StreetThirroulWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 1 Lachlan Street is of significance for Wollongong for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of fine timber residences of the turn of the 20th Century, of rare quality in the local area context. The aesthetically distinguished dwelling presents as having a high degree of integrity when viewed externally, and makes a very important contribution to the character and identity of Thirroul. Elements of excellent craftsmanship include features of Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts architectural styles.
Date significance updated: 16 Dec 14
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Physical description: Single storey residence of the Federation period, important in the local townscape and a good example of fine residential architecture. Main features include asymmetrical main elevation with projecting bay, weatherboard walls, timber detailing, hipped corrugated iron and verandah with timber posts and valance.
Further information: Exterior in original form
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: In 1945 the South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus published an obituary of Mr Charles Arthur Dugan, husband of Stella Rose Dugan. Mr Dugan was an active member of the Bulli-Woonona RS League. The Dugan family resided at 1 Lachlan Street, although it is unclear whether they built the dwelling.

In 1950 Mrs Dugan was reported to still be living at 1 Lachlan Street when her daughter was married. The house was left to the Dugan children in the Estate of Mrs Dugan but has since changed hands.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has architectural, townscape and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative value.
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:

Retain and conserve. No alterations should alter the views to the house from publicly accessible areas. Any fabric repairs should follow original details in form, material and finish.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069
Local Environmental PlanHouse616426 Feb 10 2010-76 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B40-NMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonBrian McDonald Steve Dillon No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136164Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700507

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