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Murrurundi Railway Station group

Item details

Name of item: Murrurundi Railway Station group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Transport - Rail
Category: Railway Platform/ Station
Location: Lat: -31.7682363743 Long: 150.8388419770
Primary address: Main Northern railway, Murrurundi, NSW 2338
Local govt. area: Upper Hunter
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Wanaruah


The listing boundary is formed by a line crossing the tracks at the Sydney end of the station masters residence boundary, the property boundaries on either side of the tracks to a point 50 metres past the Werris Creek end of the goods shed where a line again crosses the tracks connecting the property boundaries.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Main Northern railwayMurrurundiUpper Hunter  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
RailCorpState Government05 Nov 98

Statement of significance:

Murrurundi was an important locomotive depot with a substantial straight shed and locomotive facility at the west end of the yard, all of which has been removed. The remaining structures comprising the station buildings, footbridge, residences and goods shed are a good representative group and are individually good examples of their kind. The station is particularly interesting because of the two buildings constructed within a year of each other in different styles. The main building being a fine second class building and the other a more modest gable roof building. The section linking them and adding the awning is also of significance. The residences are all excellent examples of residences for various positions at the complex from station master to loco foreman and the range from brick to timber is representative of many similar structures.
The site is visually important in Murrurundi and with the nearby Temple Court station form an important and significant group of structures.
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Construction years: 1872-1917
Physical description: BUILDINGS
station buildings
- type 3, second class, brick with hiproof, 1872
- type 18, brick gable building, non-standard, c. 1872
- type 18, infill between buildings, possibly 1891
signal box - open timber frame with roof non-standard, 1917
store building - timber, skillion roof

platform faces - brick
Current use: Railway Station
Former use: Railway Station

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 Engineering the public railway system-
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 Administering the public railway system-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Developing roles for government - building and administering rail networks-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare. This item is assessed as scientifically rare. This item is assessed as arch. rare. This item is assessed as socially rare.
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.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0120502 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Tourism 2007Murrurundi Railway Station Group View detail
TourismAttraction Homepage2007  View detail

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Data source

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Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012116

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