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Item details

Name of item: Federation House
Other name/s: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 8 Fowler Street, Bulli, NSW 2516
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8 Fowler StreetBulliWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 8 Fowler Street is of significance for Wollongong for historical and aesthetic reasons. The substantial dwelling makes an important contribution to the townscape character and identity.
Date significance updated: 10 Jun 14
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Physical description: Single storey Federation residence has weatherboard walls and gable corrugated iron roof. Front gable is with timber gable decoration, with timber finial and wide decorative barge boards. Deep front verandah is under main gable, supported by timber posts and decorative timber brackets. Sash windows have timber sills and decorative architraves. Front fence is metal fence and gate with spearheads. House has rear skillion addition.
Modifications and dates: Additions under construction at rear 1990
Current use: residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: This property was part of the Original Grant to William Bowman of 1841. A 1949-1950 Surveyors plan (part of DP 1367 conversion to DP 38367) indicates that Nos. 6 and 8 Fowler Street were two very similar, simple timber cottages, presumably on four-room plan and with half-hipped roof form with clad gable extending above the recessed front verandah. The properties were subdivided and sold off around this date, and no.6 subsequently demolished and replaced with a brick house. The house at No. 8 (named "Arwoc" in the 1950 plan) was altered in c.1988 and c.1990, and in 1996 a rear deck was added. LTO records indicate that the house was sold in 1979 and again in 1987. (LTO OS Bk 3393 No. 993 and CT Volume-Folio: 14097-144).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Housing in villages and suburbs-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria g)
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. Additions and alterations should be confined to rear areas.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069
Local Environmental PlanWollongong LEP 2009618026 Feb 10 2010-76 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B58-NMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonCatherine Macarthur No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136180Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700519

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