Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 39A Dew Street THEBARTON
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan West Torrens Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Lady Gowrie Child Centre
Registered Name Lady Gowrie Child Centre
Significance The Lady Gowrie Child Centre constructed in Thebarton was the South Australian example of six centres erected in Australia, one in each capital city. The centres were planned to encourage progress in the understanding of child development based on research and the recommendations of the National Health and Medical Research Council. They reflected the concern of the government for the general welfare and education of children of pre-school age and evolved from the theories developed by the Australian Association for Pre-School Child Development. The Lady Gowrie Child Centre Program advanced the aims of the various State Kindergarten Unions of the time (immediately before World War Two).
Subject Index Education - Pre-school
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 09-OCT-1997
LGA West Torrens
State Heritage ID 14869
Heritage Number 9071
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5393/312 F119877 A58


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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