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Address 14 Weetunga Street FULHAM
Locality FULHAM
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan West Torrens Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Dwelling ('Weetunga'), including Main House, former Kitchen, Servants' Quarters, Museum and Laundry
Registered Name Dwelling - 'Weetunga'
Significance Weetunga is significant as a nineteenth century residence that remains in relatively original condition. Externally its appearance remains unchanged; while internally the room layout remains largely unaltered, with few changes to the original fabric. The building is an excellent example of a mid-Victorian villa with Palladian influences. Designed by the owner, it represents an unusual application of architectural planning, with intersecting passages on the axes of the compass points. The building has an unusual front facade, decorated with animal statuary, belying the austerity of the rest of the homestead. The building, in its current setting, is still legible as the homestead for a former larger property, contrasting strongly with the surrounding suburban housing. The Weetunga Homestead is also significant due to its association with the two prominent ornithologists Samuel White, who designed and built the house, and his son Samuel Albert White, who lived in and operated from the property for over fifty years. Both made significant contributions to the knowledge of Australian fauna, and the widespread understanding of Australian conservation issues. (Conservation Study)
Subject Index Residential - House; Miscellaneous - Kitchen; Residential - Row House
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 27-SEP-1990
LGA West Torrens
State Heritage ID 11922
Heritage Number 9134
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6035/471 D43690 A100


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