Karoola

Item details

Name of item: Karoola
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 530 Wilberforce Road, Wilberforce, NSW 2756
Parish: Wilberforce
County: Cook
Local govt. area: Hawkesbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
530 Wilberforce RoadWilberforceHawkesburyWilberforceCookPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Karoola has historical significance through its association with Ralph Turnbull, a descendant of John Turnbull, one of the earliest settlers of the Hawkesbury district.

Karoola is a good example of a late Victorian house with elements of the filigree style overlaid on a traditional homestead.
Date significance updated: 08 Jul 02
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Description

Builder/Maker: Albert Arnold
Construction years: 1895-
Physical description: Karoola is a single storey sandstone house, facing west to Wilberforce Road. It has a hipped roof of corrugated steel and walls of margined sandstone. A bullnose verandah encircles the house. French doors open to the verandah.
Modifications and dates: A screen of native trees closes views of this house from Wilberforce Road.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential

History

Historical notes: Karoola was built in 1895 by Albert Arnold by Ralph Turnbull using sandstone quarried at Ebenezer. (NW Sector Study)

Ralph Turnbull was a descendant of John Turnbull who arrived in Australia in 1802 and was granted 100 acres of land at Portland Head. (Bowd)

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. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Karoola has historical significance through its association with Ralph Turnbull, a descendant of John Turnbull, one of the earliest settlers of the Hawkesbury district.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Karoola is a good example of a late Victorian house with elements of the filigree style overlaid on a traditonal homestead.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
Karoola is a good example of a late Victorian house with elements of the filigree style overlaid on a traditonal homestead.
Integrity/Intactness: High
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012I39721 Sep 12   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hawkesbury Heritage Review2001397Hubert Architects, Heritage Futures and Terry Kass in AssociationPH/TK Yes
Heritage Study of the Shire of Hawkesbury1987415Lester Tropman & Associates, Helen Proudfoot & Meredith Walker  No
Heritage Study of the North Western Sector of Sydney1984H/WL-7Howard Tanner & Associates in association with Max Kelly and Elizabeth Vines  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenBowd, Douglas1994Macquarie Country

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1740091


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