Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

Map Show Map
Address Churchill Road KILBURN
Locality KILBURN
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Adelaide Enfield Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Time Office/Correspondence Room (Building 171), Islington Railway Workshops
Registered Name Time Office/Correspondence Room (Building 171), Islington Railway Workshops
Significance The Former Time Office / Correspondence Room is historically significant for its capacity to demonstrate important social and occupational aspects of the history of the Islington Railway Workshops, the largest railway workshops, and one of the largest industrial complexes in the State. It is representative of work practices once common in large industrial complexes in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which have virtually disappeared as a result of technological changes. It is now rare to find an office building which illustrates the transaction between employer and employees so explicitly. The building is therefore it is not only significant for its associations with Islington, but also with work practices in SA in the twentieth century. Constructed in 1892 as a single room, and progressively enlarged to its present extent, the building demonstrates the growth of the Workshops from its nineteenth century beginnings to become one of the most important industrial sites, and one of the largest employers, in South Australia. During World War II the reached its peak of 6,300 men and women employed at Islington on Commonwealth defence contracts for production of munitions and aircraft components.
Subject Index Transport (Rail) - Railway Workshop
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 23-AUG-2013
LGA Port Adelaide Enfield; Prospect
State Heritage ID 26402
Heritage Number 26124
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6179/403 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/407 D95846 A(ROAD) 145-146,CT 6179/408 D95846 A(ROAD) 147-151,CT 6179/401 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/402 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/404 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/405 D95846 A144,CT 6179/406 D95846 A161


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.

GIS files

To access downloadable GIS files, go to Data.SA.