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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 10 Lachlan Street, Thirroul, NSW 2515
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
10 Lachlan StreetThirroulWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 10 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: 11 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 symmetrical main elevation with skillion verandah, weatherboard walls, hipped corrugated iron, and fine timber posts and timber valance to verandah.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Arthur Nevison, fireman of Thirroul mortgaged lots 62 and 63 of Hewitt’s Third Subdivision to the English, Scottish and Australian Bank on 28 January 1916. He transferred lot 63 to Dan Evans, mining surveyor of Thirroul and his wife Agnes on 1 November 1919 for £460. (C T 2638 f 236; Dealing A509839) Evans transferred it to Idyleen Evans, wife of Robert Elias Evans, insurance agent of Austinmer on 27 August 1921. (C T 2991 f 172) The September 1925 valuation by the Valuer-General listed Mrs Idyleen Evans of Lachlan Street as the owner of a five roomed weatherboard cottage with a kitchen with an improved capital value of £525. (Valuer-General, Valuation Cards, Bulli, B Riding, Lachlan St, SRNSW 13/7521, No 682). (Terry Kass, 2011)

Assessment of significance

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

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 PlanWollongong LEP 2009616926 Feb 10 2010-76 
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B76-NMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonB. McDonald & S. Dillon No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136169Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenTerry Kass2011Historical Study

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700532

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