Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

LOCATION
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Address Murtho Road BORDER CLIFFS VIA RENMARK
Locality
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Renmark Paringa Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
DESCRIPTION
Details (Known As) Former Border Cliffs Customs House, Chowilla Game Reserve [Part of Bookmark Biosphere Reserve Buffer Zone]
Registered Name Customs House - former Borders Cliff Customs House
Significance The former Border Cliffs Customs House was built in 1883 for the collection of customs dues to be paid on goods imported into the then Colony of South Australia from the eastern colonies. It is of particular significance because of its identification with the river trade. It is also significant because it is one of a select group of places which exemplifies the independent nature of South Australia prior to federation and is thereby associated with one of Australia's historic intercolonial controversies, free-trade versus protectionism.
Subject Index Government - Custom House; Transport (Water) - Custom House [Transport (Water)]
Class State
STATUS
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 29-JUN-1989
REFERENCE
LGA Renmark Paringa
State Heritage ID 10433
Heritage Number 16377
SECTION 16 INFORMATION
Section 16
PLAN PARCEL & TITLE
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 6211/395 H710600 S125,CR 6211/865 H836200 S1229

Disclaimer

While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.


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