The Heritage-Listed Sites of Gordon NSW

Gordon is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. It has a population of about 8,000 people and it’s known for its rich heritage.

New South Wales has heritage sites which are recognised places or properties, that hold significant contributions to the history of NSW. Being listed as a heritage site has some benefits like financial assistance and support through NSW Heritage Grants. However, when your place is being listed as a heritage site, it won’t limit you from selling or modifying your place.

Let’s get to know some of the Heritage-Listed sites in Gordon, NSW

Eryldene, Gordon

Located at 17 McIntosh Street in the Sydney North Shore suburb of Gordon, Eryldene is a former family residence designed by William Hardy Wilson. It was built from 1913-1936 by Rudolph Ochs. As of today, Eryldene is a house museum and is owned by The Eryldene Trust. It is also known for its garden filled with camellias. Eryldene has been listed as a heritage site because it is the last surviving work of the famous architect William Hardy Wilson.

History of Muston Park

The Cammeraygal, an ancient Australian people, have lived in this region for at least 5,800 years. William Thomas Muston, the original European owner of the property and Mayor of Willoughby in 1890, is honoured with the park’s name. His home, dubbed “Penshurst,” remained in the heart of the neighbourhood until it was sold in 1921. Cows were also grazing in the park in 1938. Circuses such as Sole Brother’s Circus in 1939 and Wirth’s Circus in 1942 performed here. Sections of the park were used by the military during World War II.

In 1952, two gum tree plantations were established: King George VI Memorial Grove in the north, made up of Spotted Gums, and Queen Elizabeth II Grove in the south, made up of similar-looking Lemon-scented gums. The Wisteria walkway was built at the same time.

Gordon Railway Station

The Gordon Railway Station has been a heritage-listed site since 1999 meeting the following criteria: 1. Gordon Railway Station is important in demonstrating the course, or pattern, of cultural or natural history in New South Wales. 2. The place is important in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics and/or a high degree of creative or technical achievement in New South Wales. 3. The place is has a strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group in New South Wales for social, cultural or spiritual reasons. 4. The place possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of the cultural or natural history of New South Wales. 5. The place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a class of cultural or natural places/environments in New South Wales.

Iolanthe, Gordon

Iolanthe is also known as Gordon Post Office has been listed as a heritage site in 2013. Being a former post office, it played a very important role in the lives of early Australian people in the area. The place is owned by the Uniting Church in Australia.

Tulkiyan

Listed as a heritage site in 2005, Tulkiyan boasts fine architecture and together with its content shows how the prominent families in the early years are. Some modifications have been made but most of the contents up to the present are the original ones.

Each place has its own history. Some have been modernized already but some luckily remain the same from the early times. It is good to know that NSW has been taking care of such sites that hold so much history contribution not only for display or preservation but also for people to have a deeper understanding of their history.

Since we already started about history, why not know more about Gordon NSW. Gordon is under the Ku-ring-gai Council. But how exactly does it work? That’s what we’ll find out next.

And in case you need emergency dental help or just an ordinary dental checkup, there is one near these Heritage Listed sites, White Dental Clinic in Gordon. With complete dental services offered, toothache will just be a thing of the past.

How to get from Eryldene Historic House to White Dental Clinic Gordon

Head west on McIntosh St toward Werona Ave and turn right onto Werona Ave. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and at the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Henry St.

Turn left onto St Johns Ave and make a right turn onto Pacific Hwy/A1. You can easily find it on the left side.