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Moran’s Terrace: 100-104 Mollison Street, Bendigo. Victoria

On the southern edge of Bendigo’s CBD is this gem row of three double storey houses built and named for Maurice Moran in 1873 (as inscribed on the tympanum of the parapet).  Moran was a well known and respected resident who started as a printing foreman for the Bendigo Advertiser, Bendigo City Councillor, real estate developer and agent before moving to Melbourne and later Sydney.1 The design of residential architect T.A Nicholls2 produced a simple but stunning classically inspired row, with the most interesting features being the extensive vermiculation single storey verandah.  Unfortunately it is difficult to photograph due to a mature evergreen situated right in front of the mid terrace.

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  1. The Argus. 4 October 1919, page 8
  2. Eaglehawk & Bendigo Heritage Study Significant Sites

10 Garsed Street. Bendigo, Victoria

I discovered this delightful semi-detached pair of late Victorian terraces while wandering from the train station to Bendigo’s central business district.  The first suprise of my investigation of this great little pair of rare picturesque Queen Anne/Rustic Gothic terraces was its unrestored condition, the second was its lack of any heritage status in an area which is being rapidly redeveloped.  The two are currently on one title and adaptively reused as offices.  An unfortunately placed tree makes capturing the pair in one photo impossible.

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59-63 Mundy Street, Bendigo. Victoria

This row of three single storey houses caught my eye on the fringe of Bendigo’s CBD.   They are a simple red brick symmetrical row of Victorian era terraces in polychrome and unpainted render.  But what I found most interesting about them was the step profile of the parapet along the side of the end terrace facing Bramble Street which cascades like a waterfall.  The names of the terraces are in a recessed cartouche on each house : “Glentrool” (59), “Garlies” (61) and “Galloway” (63) and apparently named after forests in Scotland.

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Fernville Terrace: 35-41 Mackenzie Street, Bendigo. Victoria

Fernville Terrace is a relatively large row of terraces for a regional Australian city and is a striking sight in the precinct around the Sacret Heart Cathedral.  The design is particularly interesting.  Set on a hill, the double storey terrace follows the downward slope, with the bottom storey appearing sunken from street level.  In fact the entrances to the terraces are on the second storey, accessed by stairways which form a key part of the architectural expression.

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Newington: 152-154 Barnard Street, Bendigo. Victoria

Newington is one of the most spectacular rows of terraces along Bendigo’s much celebrated Barnard Street heritage precinct.  Overlooking the Queen Elizabeth Oval, this row of two double storey terraces dates back to the early 1870s and was built for James Brierley.  Brierley was originally a local stonemason who was responsible for several of Bendigo’s oldest buildings.

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237-239 View Street, Bendigo. Victoria

This pair of unnamed red brick “blood & bandage” style Edwardian terraces in regional Bendigo is interesting, impressive and simple at the same time.  The terrace is set back on the block on a steep hill overlooking the city on a street filled with terraces and villas.  Although they are single storey, they have the commanding presence of a double storey terrace which is aided by the tall staircase ascending the retaining wall and the courtyard below. 

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