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Sir Joseph Banks Hotel (former)

Item details

Name of item: Sir Joseph Banks Hotel (former)
Other name/s: Sir Joseph Banks Hotel; Banks Inn
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Location: Lat: -33.9551786579 Long: 151.2028619710
Primary address: 23 Anniversary Street, Botany, NSW 2019
Parish: Botany
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Botany Bay
Local Aboriginal Land Council: La Perouse
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1-19 SP62214
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
23 Anniversary StreetBotanyBotany BayBotanyCumberlandPrimary Address
Waratah RoadBotanyBotany BayBotanyCumberlandAlternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
former Sir Joseph Banks HotelPrivate 

Statement of significance:

Large former bay side hotel of considerable historical and architectural worth, which remains virtually intact from early Victorian times. Building begun by Thomas Kellet and J Drew in 1840 had by the 1850s developed gardens, private zoo and provision for outdoor sports. Became a popular weekend and holiday pleasure ground. Bought in 1884 by entrepreneur Frank Smith who set up famous running races from 1884-92, passed into hands of breweries who auctioned it to present owners in 1926. (AHC, NB: The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Date significance updated: 03 Nov 06
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Description

Construction years: 1840-1874
Physical description: Large complex of stuccoed brick building. First part begun in 1840, two storey Georgian building. With fine central door and fanlight with flanking single storey wings, named the Banks Inn. About 1860, further single storey wing to east was added with curved faade and verandah, steeply pitched hipped roofs. Main two storey c1870 north wing added in Italianate style, heavily ornamented with slab. Parapets and two storey cast iron verandahs, interior, carved cedar (AHC)
Modifications and dates: 1840 Banks Inn built. By the 1850s it had developed gardens, a private zoo and provision for outdoor sports. It became a popular pleasure ground.

c1860, a further single storey wing to east was added with curved facade and verandah.

c1870 Main two storey north wing added in Italianate style.

History

Historical notes: Large former bayside hotel of considerable historical and architectural worth, which remains virtually intact from early Victorian times. Building begun by Thomas Kellet and J Drew in 1840, it (then known as the Banks Inn) had by the 1850s developed gardens, a private zoo and provision for outdoor sports. It became a popular weekend and holiday pleasure ground.

About 1860, a further single storey wing to east was added with curved faade and verandah, steeply pitched hipped roofs. Main two storey c 1870 north wing added in Italianate style, heavily ornamented with slab. Parapets and two storey cast iron verandahs, interior, carved cedar.

It was bought in 1884 by entrepreneur Frank Smith who set up famous running races from 1884-92, it passed into hands of breweries who auctioned it to present owners in 1926.
(AHC, NB: The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act See File For Schedule. Refer to standard exemptions gazetted 23 October 1998.

Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(a): The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material:
(b) The minor repair of the building where minor repair means the repair of materials by patching, piercing-in, splicing and consolidating existing materials and including minor replacements of minor components such as individual bricks, cutstone, timber sections, tiles and slates where these have been damaged beyond reasonable repair or are missing. The replacement should be of the same material, colour, texture, tform and design as the original it replaces and the number of components it replaced should be substantially less than existing.
(c) Garden maintenance including cultivation, weed control, the maintenance and minor repair of existing fences, pruning and tree surgery but not extensive lopping.
(d) The painting of the interior building.
(e) Alterations to the interior of those parts of the building erected after 1930.
Mar 3 1989
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for endorsementConservation Plan Aug 20 1998
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
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.

FRANK SARTOR
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

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0007602 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0007629 Jan 82 140381
Local Environmental Plan 225 Feb 00 29 
National Trust of Australia register listed in 19867650   
Register of the National Estate 332521 Mar 78   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1972SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 29-7-1972.
Written  NATIONAL TRUST CLASSIFICATION SHEET
WrittenP. MCQUAID1974 INNS OF AUSTRALIA

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045313
File number: S92/00062


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