Wolseley Street Wharf | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Wolseley Street Wharf

Item details

Name of item: Wolseley Street Wharf
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Transport - Water
Category: Wharf
Primary address: Wolseley Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Wolseley StreetDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The wharf is one of a small number of older style and smaller wharves used by government and private ferry companies. An important part of the remaining waterfront infrastructure of Drummoyne.
Date significance updated: 02 Nov 07
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Description

Physical description: Timber jetty with large mooring pylons set in a small public park planted with palms. A wharf had been established on this site by the 1880s and it remained a regular ferry stop for many years. Although no longer served by ferries the present wharf is well maintained and continues to provide public access to the water. The development of a wharf at this site made an important contribution to the closer settlement of this area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Further information: Thematic Context: The River as a Corridor - Public Wharves
Current use: Wharf
Former use: Wharf

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Transport-Activities associated with the moving of people and goods from one place to another, and systems for the provision of such movements Transport-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
An important part of the remaining waterfront infrastructure of Drummoyne.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The wharf is one of a small number of older style and smaller wharves used by government and private ferry companies.
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
Regional Environmental PlanWolseley Street Wharf1928 Sep 05 1197598
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Drummoyne Heritage Study1988 Perumal Murphy Pty Ltd  Yes
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Map 1885Parramatta River Steamers and Tramway Company Guide, 1885 (map).

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: 2891445


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