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Half Moon Farm House

Item details

Name of item: Half Moon Farm House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Location: Lat: -35.3923168223 Long: 149.9615580800
Primary address: Half Moon Road, Mongarlowe, NSW 2622
Parish: Mongarlowe
County: St Vincent
Local govt. area: Palerang
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Batemans Bay
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT1 DP1010279
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Half Moon RoadMongarlowePalerangMongarloweSt VincentPrimary Address


Historical notes: Mining in the Mongarlowe area commenced in the early 1850s and included both reef and alluvial mining. The Mongarlowe field was worked by pan and cradle, box and ground sluicing. All sites nominated retain evidence of early workings. Both centrifugal and bucket dredging activity also took place, particularly at Half Moon. There is also quite distinctive evidence of Chinese diggings, including Half Moon Flat, possibly Half Moon Ridge and the north east arm of the lagoon near Bob Owen's Hut (McGowan, ).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Agriculture-Activities relating to the cultivation and rearing of plant and animal species, usually for commercial purposes, can include aquaculture Private farming-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Developing local, regional and national economies-National Theme 3
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Mining-Activities associated with the identification, extraction, processing and distribution of mineral ores, precious stones and other such inorganic substances. Mining for gold-
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. Farm homestead-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Granting Crown lands for private farming-

Recommended management:


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act Record converted from HIS events

Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(a) Horticultural and agricultural management;
(b) Eradication of noxious animals and noxious plants;
(c) Pasture improvement, not requiring substantial clearing of existing vegetation;
(d) Stock grazing, not requiring substantial clearing of existing vegetation;
(f) Maintenance and repair of existing farm fences.
Nov 11 1983
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 0028802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0028817 Feb 84 240789
Local Environmental PlanLEP 2014 19 Sep 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Tallaganda Shire Rural Study1995 Clive Lucas Stapleton and Partners  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenMcGowan, Paul Historic Mining Sites Survey of the Shoalhaven and South West Slopes Districts of NSW

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045463
File number: S90/04873; HC 33020

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