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Former Bank Of Australasia

Heritage Listed Location

Address

24 Sackville Street And Cox Street Port Fairy, Moyne Shire, Victoria, Australia

Places Nearby

Port Fairy, 3284 0.0km Rosebrook, 3285 4.3km Toolong, 3285 7.5km The Fingerboard, 3864 14.9km Yarpturk, 3283 24.6km

Details / Significance

The Former Bank of Australasia is a two storey bank and residence constructed of half coursed, rock faced basalt with bracketed eaves, slate roof, emphasised quoin work and pronounced Georgian motif fenestration in what amounts to a fusion of Georgian and Italianate architecture. The architect was Nathaniel Billing. The contractors McKenzie and McGowan erected the structure in 1857.

The former Bank of Australasia, Port Fairy is of architectural and historical importance for the following reasons:

- as one of the finest stone bank buildings in Victoria.

-as an important early work of the architect Nathaniel Billing.

- for its impressive architectural detail and masonry work.

- as a notable early fusion of Georgian and Italianate styles of architecture.

- as an important commercial building in the early port settlement of Port Fairy.

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FORMER BANK OF AUSTRALASIA SOHE 2008
former bank of australasia sackville street port fairy front elevation nov1999
former bank of australasia sackville street port fairy front view nov1999
h00749 former bank of australasia sackville street port fairy plan
H0749 ho749 former bank of Australasia extent in Mapinfo

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