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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 67 Smith Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
67 Smith StreetWollongongWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 67 Smith Street is of significance for Wollongong for historical, aesthetic and reasons of representativeness. The item is aesthetically distinguished and locally representative
Date significance updated: 23 Apr 20
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: The general form of the building illustrates a recurrent Wollongong version of the Queen Anne Style, with hipped roof which continues at a lower pitch, outwards and downwards over the encircling verandah. Shaded by the verandah, two window bays project diagonally, ne from each front corner, and there is a central low picthed verandah gable. This same form can be seem on other houses (for exmaple the Dion House). Teh two tall roughcast chimney's also symmetrically placed, have terracotta poys. The triple light diagonal bay windows here have casement sashes and toplights with small-paned glazing. The entrance is not at the front but at the west side, while the central door open into the living room. The verandah posts are given a delicate Art Nouvea flavour with curvilinear brackets, tripled at the inner posts, making themselves resemble foral shapes. (R Irving' "20th Century Architecture in Wollongong", p. 34)
Current use: Offices
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: (Terry Kass 2011): Wollongong dentist, Vorn Wilson, purchased this land in June 1910. He quickly took out two mortgages. The first mortgage of 22 June 1910 was to the Government Savings Bank, which would have only loaned money for house building on this type of security. The second mortgage of 1 August 1910 was to Fanny Josephine Williams, wife of John Thomas Williams, of Kogarah. Both loans were paid off in April 1916. (CT 1220 f 228) The October 1922 valuation by the Valuer-General showed a seven-roomed weatherboard cottage with an iron roof and a galvanised iron garage on this land with an improved capital value of £1,650. (Valuer-General, Valuation Cards, Wollongong, SRNSW 13/7928, Smith St, Nos 2934).

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has group, architectural, townscape and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative 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 all original or early elements. It is recommended to prepare a CMP for guidance of any eventual alterations. Internal changes are acceptable, but should not impact on rooms visible from the street, on views to the building generally and on its interpretation to general public. Existing verandah, gables and bay windows should be kept with all details. The garage was noted as early as October 1922 and it should be confirmed whether its early fabric survives within the current configuration. Any future additions should be located at the back and potentially connected via a single storey link to the original building. Original form should remain as existing, without additions to sides or top of the building.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWollongong LEP 1990 07 Jan 00 1/200069
Local Environmental PlanWollongong LEP 2009639426 Feb 10 2010-76 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B109-CMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonG.Neaves No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136394Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenR Irving200220th Century Archiecture in Wollongong
WrittenTerry Kass2011Wollongong Item Histories Group 1

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700702

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