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Bowen Terrace

Item details

Name of item: Bowen Terrace
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Location: Lat: -33.2854689710 Long: 149.1065424840
Primary address: 3-25 Bathurst Road, Orange, NSW 2800
Parish: Orange
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Orange
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Orange
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP260469
LOT10 DP260469
LOT11 DP260469
LOT12 DP260469
LOT2 DP260469
LOT3 DP260469
LOT4 DP260469
LOT5 DP260469
LOT6 DP260469
LOT7 DP260469
LOT8 DP260469
LOT9 DP260469
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
3-25 Bathurst RoadOrangeOrangeOrangeBathurstPrimary Address
3-25 Bathurst RoadOrangeOrangeOrangeBathurstDuplicate Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
 Private25 Mar 99
 Private25 Mar 99
 Private25 Mar 99
 Private25 Mar 99
 Private25 Mar 99
 Private25 Mar 99
Stephen Henderson Smith & Maria Janine SmithPrivate25 Mar 99


Designer/Maker: John Hale
Physical description: A row of twelve Victorian terraces with encompassing hip ended long gable roof of rendered brick. Party walls extended to upper verandah roof only. Curved verandah roof supported on flat cast iron columns with cast iron trim and balustrade on both levels. Two pairs of french doors per dwelling on upper floor. Solid panelled timber entrance door (with low arch and transon light). The name and date is on the central decorative parapet.

Victorian Italianate construction date 1876.

At present time they are painted a dark chocolate with white trim.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair to good.
Date condition updated:10 Jul 18
Further information: Research needs to be done into the colour scheme.
Current use: residential
Former use: residential


Historical notes: Bowen Terrace stands on part of 256.2 hectares granted to Joseph Moulder in 1836. In 1875 Henry Thomas Bowen purchased 3.281 hectares from Moulder and in 1876 he constructed Bowen Terrace. Bowen Terraces was designed by the town's Architect John Hale who also designed his home, Glenroi House, built at the same time. William Hawke purchased the Terrace from Bowen (date unknown) and the father of the present owner purchased the property in 1924.

The Terrace was restored in 1968-72, the builder being Mr B Tate.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Housing townsfolk - terraces and cottages-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with John Hale, architect-

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 0001302 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0001327 Jul 79 0983610
Local Environmental Plan     
Potential Heritage ItemA 17 May 02   
Register of the National Estate  21 Oct 80   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
TourismOrange City Council2007Orange Heritage Walk View detail

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045024
File number: S90/06222 & HC 32043

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