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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Wharemata
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 40 Moore Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Moore StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A rare surviving large timber Federation bungalow style house of fine detailing and form located on its original block without subdivision. The property has streetscape and individual value.
Date significance updated: 04 Jan 07
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Description

Physical description: A substantial timber house on a double block which would have had extensive water views from the side verandah. It is one of the best examples in the former Drummoyne Council area of a large timber Federation residence. The building displays extensive use of coloured glass to windows and good detailing and survives on a large block where most such houses have been demolished for subdivision.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Date condition updated:21 Aug 07
Modifications and dates: The house has an unusual addition to the north under a skillion roof which is matching in style apart from the roof form.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: 40 Moore Street is built on an 1882 subdivision of part of William Wright's Drummoyne estate. The Lyonsville subdivision included the land on the south side of Denning Street through to and including the wouth side of Moore Street. The allotments on which 40 Moore Street now stands were sold to Robert Bear in 1891 before being sold again in 1896. Martha Dumbrell, wife of Henry Dumbrell of Annandale, tramway officer, purchased the land in 1907 and built the existing house in 1908. Harry and Martha Dumbrell lived at the house until at least 1919, naming it Wharemata, after a hill in Wellington New Zealand. (Sands Directory has the Dumbrells living at Wharemata until 1921, but this directory can be 1-2 years out of date).

Mrs Dumbrell also purchased the adjacent property, 38 Moore Street, in 1911, selling it and Wharemata to Kate Elizabeth Wood, wife of Charles Howard Wood of Balmain in 1919. Mrs Wood transferred the property to Charles Howard Frederick Wood of Drummoyne, labourer, in 1947. He then transferred the property to Arthur Douglas Wood and Charles William Wood of Drummoyne, both builders, in 1951. Arthur Wood became solw proprietor of the property in 1965. After his death, the property was sold in 2009.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Suburbanisation-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A rare surviving large timber Federation bungalow style house of fine detailing and form located on its original block without subdivision. The property has streetscape and individual value.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
A rare surviving large timber Federation bungalow style house of fine detailing and form located on its original block without subdivision.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered, extended sympathetically
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouse35307 Mar 08 301464
Within a conservation area on an LEPMoore Street Conservation AreaN07 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenNBRS & Partners2010Statement of Heritage Impact - Proposed Redevelopment, 40 Moore Street, Drummoyne

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891113


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