Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Werocata Road, near BALAKLAVA
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Wakefield Regional Council
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) 'Werocata' Homestead, Water Tower and Woolshed
Registered Name Werocata - Homestead, Water Tower and Woolshed
Significance The Werocata Run pioneered the opening up of the land along the River Wakefield in the mid-nineteenth century. The historic buildings on the property are excellent examples of the rural rebuilding which took place in the new colony after sustained pastoral successes for Anglo-Celt settlers. The homestead is described as having a 'beauty of proportion and perfection of detail' (The Chronicle) and is one of the significant country residences in South Australia. The woolshed has been long regarded as a significant building also. In 1910, 'Our Pastoral Industry' included the statement: 'The estate contains one of the finest wool sheds to be seen in the State, as was erected by Mr. Chas. Bowman' (113). The water tower is a rare structure of interesting design which adds to the architectural quality of Werocata.
Subject Index Farming and grazing - Homestead Complex; Farming and grazing - Wool Shed; Farming and grazing - Tank
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 10-APR-1997
LGA Wakefield Regional Council
State Heritage ID 14625
Heritage Number 13655
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
g - it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5780/894 D24642 A3


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