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Coopernook Police Station and Station-master's Quarters

Item details

Name of item: Coopernook Police Station and Station-master's Quarters
Other name/s: Coopernook Police Station and Lockup Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Law Enforcement
Category: Police station
Primary address: 14 Macquarie Street and Henry Street, corner of, Coopernook, NSW 2426
Local govt. area: Greater Taree
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Macquarie Street and Henry Street, corner ofCoopernookGreater Taree  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Police ServiceState Government 

Statement of significance:

The Coopernook Police Station and Residence, the former Courthouse and Police Station building, designed by the Government Architect, WL Vernon in 1900 are of historical and streetscape significance to the town. This building is important for its long and continuous association with the provision of law and order, including police services in the local area surrounding Coopernook.
Date significance updated: 24 Apr 06
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Designer/Maker: W.L. Vernon, Government Architect
Physical description: The present Police Station and Lockup Residence building has two cells and an exercise yard and several outbuildings including a garage and woodshed.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building is constructed in brick with a corrugated iron roof.
Date condition updated:14 Oct 05
Further information: Materials Exterior: Brick, Corrugated Iron Roof.
Current use: Police Station & Residence
Former use: Courthouse & Police Station


Historical notes: The Coopernook Police Office Lockup Residence is housed within the former Courthouse and Police Station building which were designed by the Government Architect, WL Vernon in 1900.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
7. Governing-Governing Law and order-Activities associated with maintaining, promoting and implementing criminal and civil law and legal processes (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
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:

Any proposed works should be sympathetic and respect the existing building fabric, including the interior of the building.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenPort Macquarie District Accommodation Survey, September 1990  

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

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 4180077

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