Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Arbury Park Road ALDGATE
Locality ALDGATE
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) Raywood (previously Arbury Park) Garden, Chapel, Driveway and Gates
Registered Name 'Raywood' (previously Arbury Park) Garden, Chapel, Driveway and Gates
Significance Raywood is one of the few remaining large private gardens in South Australia and represents a lifestyle no longer practised. Developed in two stages, the garden is significant as a 1930s private estate garden established within an earlier 20th century garden. Raywood is significant as the location for the first propagation of the Claret Ash tree in Australia. The garden represents horticultural achievement for its collection of rare specimen trees, in particular a stand of Melaleuca linearifolia and collection of conifers. The garden is associated with the work of Tullie Cornthwaite Wollaston, an influential opal dealer important for his efforts at promoting Australian opals overseas and for the 'discovery' and propagation of the Claret Ash. Sir Alexander Russell Downer, noted South Australian and Federal politician, built the house and developed the formal garden as the setting for the house which was important to his concept of the property as an English estate. (HSA Assessment Report 8/98)
Subject Index Parks, gardens and trees - Garden; Miscellaneous - Fence, Gate or Wall
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 14-SEP-2000
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 16767
Heritage Number 17272
Section 16 b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
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 5863/234 D31269 A48


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