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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 76 Mackenzie Street, Concord West, NSW 2138
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
76 Mackenzie StreetConcord WestCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of a very good pair of intact, representative early Inter-War Bungalows. Privately owned garden & fine fence enhancing Federation house of c.1920s. Notable in streetscape.
Date significance updated: 09 May 08
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Construction years: 1923-1923
Physical description: Inter-War Bungalow in liver brick with gabled, terracotta tile roof and recessed porch. Features half-timbered, ledged and shingled gable, 1920s leadlight, tesselated tiling and matching fence. Makes a very good pairing with its neighbour at No 74.

Front garden to red and liver brick Federation house in transition style c.1920s with unusual brick piered and wrought iron picket fence (with motif pattern matching entrance to Dame Edith Walker covalescent home) and matching gates. Unusual ceramic capping to fence piers. Tesselated tile path. Border shrubs including azaleas (probably recent), palm (kentia?) and cordylines in character with the period.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:23 Jul 98
Modifications and dates: Driveway gates widened 2006
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: This house was built on land subdivided from Thomas Walker's Yaralla estate in 1912. A 20 year covenant was applied to each allotment in the subdivision requiring any house to be built of brick or stone and to be of a value not less than 200 pounds.

Charles de Kantzow acquired both 74 and 76 Mackenzie Street in 1915 then sold the present 74 Mackenzie Street to Thomas Gallagher and 76 Mackenzie Street to John Milligan, a bricklayer of Lewisham in 1919. Milligan appears to have built the house between 1922, when he took out a mortgage on the property, and 1924 when he is first recorded as living in the house in Sand's Directory. Milligan continued to occupy the house until at least 1932. The property remained in Milligan's ownership until 1960.

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. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
One of a very good pair of intact, representative early Inter-War Bungalows. Privately owned garden & fine fence enhancing Federation house of c.1920s. Notable in streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
One of a very good pair of intact, representative early Inter-War Bungalows.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCanada Bay Local Environmental Plan 2013I32707 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Concord Heritage Study Review1998 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenHistoryworks2010Statement of Heritage Impact for 76 Mackenzie Street, Concord West

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2890211

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