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Item details

Name of item: Bandstand
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Bandstand/Rotunda
Primary address: Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW 2150
Parish: St John
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: City of Parramatta
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Parramatta ParkParramattaCity of ParramattaSt JohnCumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Parramatta Park TrustState Government 

Statement of significance:

Built in 1932 and associated with the popular Little Coogee, this small brick bandstand to the north of the Dairy cottage is one of the few shelters in the park today. The building is typical of many town park bandstands of the period.
Date significance updated: 06 May 03
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Construction years: 1932-1932
Physical description: The bandstand is an open octagonal brick structure with slender brick piers supporting a timber framed terracotta tiled roof resting on a concrete ring beam. It has bracketed timber seats on all but the north western entry face. The floor is concrete, the ceiling is compressed fibre cement sheeting (installed to replace broken asbestos sheeting in 1998) and the eaves are timber boards. The bricks used are dark in colour and the paint colour scheme for the timber and concrete elements is subdued.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:24 Jun 03


Historical notes: The bandstand is located to the north east of the Dairy Precinct, on gently sloping ground facing the Parramatta River. The siting was decided, and the construction was approved, by the Parramatta Park Trust at its meeting of 22 July 1932. On the 4th August 1932 the minutes of the Trustees meeting record a resolution to inspect the Bandstand under construction.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Important association with Little Coogee.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Is a representative example of a simple brick picnic pavilion.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Provides an important shelter and picnic spot in this part of the park.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
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
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     
Archaeological zoning plan 84  174
Heritage study 418   

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Name: State Government
Database number: 4681083

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