Posts Tagged ‘regional’
As a lover of both the gold rush city of Bendigo and the variety of terraced housing to be found there it is suprising to find that while heritage overlays exist across most of Bendigo, this single storey row of three homes simply named “Terraces” in suburban Ironbark is afforded no heritage protection. This is despite an Ironbark heritage study being published as recently as 2010.1
Maitland is one of those regional heritage cities that definitely punches above its weight when it comes to terraces. The city has some good examples of both double and single storey terrace housing that have their own regional variation and flavour. This row of four terraces in Catherine Street is particularly interesting for its detail and polychrome brickwork and refined use of ironwork verandah decoration.
Port Fairy, known as Belfast (after the Irish city) during the early Victorian era was one of the colony’s early thriving coastal settlements and was much the same size as it is today. So it is not really suprising to find quite a number of semi-detached and terraced “cottages” about the town. Unlike other Victorian cities, however due to the 1850s origins, the majority of Port Fairy’s cottages are mostly a very subdued Georgian style of double fronted home (influenced by Irish architecture) similar to those found in southern Tasmania. That makes this pair all the more interesting as it is probably more akin to the South Australian colonial terrace with its simple wooden verandah decorations.
Not something that you’d expect in Bacchus Marsh, much less one of its suburbs, this is a very rare row of double fronted single storey terraced homes. Described by the Moorabool council as “brick cottages” it is one of the only heritage protected structures in Maddingley and has its very own heritage overlay HO15.
This pair of timber terraced houses (or cottages) in Ballan particularly interests me. Not only is it a pretty good but rare example of terraced housing in a small Victorian town, but it appears to also be an early example as well.
This is one of those rare examples of a country terrace house. The regional city of Dubbo in New South Wales has a few examples of terraces and semi-detached housing. This type of housing was courtesy of the boom following the arrival of the railway in 1881 which made Dubbo a trade junction for almost all the large mainland cities. This row of three terrace houses was built just north of the railway station. It is of brick construction with stucco render has a similar feel to the modest working class Sydney terraces of similar vintage with its parapetless gable roof , exposed party walls and double verandah with upper storey lacework and the otherwise plain form.