Site Details
Stella Maris Hostel - Re-nominated
The basic plan is that of an elevated house, with the upper floor plan featuring a central core with verandahs all around. The existing building at Stella Maris, in its original form, appears to have been very similar to the houses built by the Commonwealth in Darwin in the 1910s, in terms of its floor plan, roof form, use of materials, and small details such as the roof ventilator and the `corrugated iron┬┐ stove recess.
Stella Maris Hostel is associated with the construction of the North Australian Railway in the inter-war period and provision of accommodation for railway personnel. This house was originally constructed as a residence for railway staff and is one of only three pre-war houses remaining which would have been enclosed by a slatted or latticed verandah, the typical design at that time, and now extremely rare.
s24 notification process instigated
Original recommendation for declaration refused by Minister Reed in 1995. Minister Burns directed HAC to re-assess the heritage value of the Hostel in Dec 2003, under S23.
NameDescriptionDate Added
Viewstella maris web photo.jpgStella Maris Hostel20/SEP/07
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ViewInstrument.pdf - 11/FEB/09
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Further Information
NameDescriptionDate Added
ViewStella Maris - Background Historical Info.pdfBackground Historical Information21/MAR/11
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Approximate Location
LAIS KeyStreet NumberStreet NameSuburbLocation CodeLot NumberLTO PlanPartTenure
200 05260 1MCMINNDARWIN CITY2005260 - - Freehold
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Status Explanations

Nomination Period - a nomination has been accepted by Heritage Branch, but has not yet been accepted by the Heritage Council; OR a nomination has been accepted by the Heritage Council but the place/object has not yet been subject to a heritage assessment.

Assessment Period - a nomination has been accepted by the Heritage Council and the place/object is in the process of being assessed.

Consultation Period - Heritage assessment has been completed and s24 of the Act has been instigated, ie comment has been sought on a proposal to declare the place/object.

Recommendation Period - the Heritage Council has made a recommendation to declare the place/object and the Minister's final decision is awaited.

Not Recommended - a decision has been made by the Heritage Council not to recommend to the Minister that a place/object be declared

Declared - the Minister has made a decision to declare the place/object

Refused - the Minister has refused to declare the place/object