Bungalow 702

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Bungalow 702
Bungalow 702 is located in Earth
Bungalow 702
Location of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean
General information
StatusCompleted
TypeHouse
LocationLam Lok Loh, Drumsite, Christmas Island
CountryAustralia
Coordinates10°25′55″S 105°40′23″E / 10.4319°S 105.6730°E / -10.4319; 105.6730Coordinates: 10°25′55″S 105°40′23″E / 10.4319°S 105.6730°E / -10.4319; 105.6730
Renovated1991; 2001
Technical details
MaterialBrick, masonry, timber, asbestos cement sheet
Official nameBungalow 702
TypeListed place (Historic)
Designated22 June 2004
Reference no.105338

Bungalow 702 is a heritage-listed house at Lam Lok Loh, Drumsite, Christmas Island, Australia. It was added to the Australian Commonwealth Heritage List on 22 June 2004.[1]

Description[edit]

Bungalow 702 is a rendered brick masonry and timber building on rendered masonry piles with prominent concrete caps, set approximately 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above ground level, accessed by concrete steps. The building has a central gable-roofed section with masonry walls surrounded by a skillion-roofed enclosed verandah of timber framing. The roof cladding is in asbestos cement sheet. Servants quarters are located at the rear of the building, connected by a covered way and roofing is corrugated asbestos cement, with newer sections in corrugated fibre-cement. This building retains its angled ventilation shutters to the verandah openings. Servants quarters are of rendered concrete masonry with a gable roof clad in corrugated asbestos cement.[1]

There is a strong oral tradition on Christmas Island that this bungalow was used by the Japanese as a radio station during the Island's occupation in World War II. The bungalow has become a symbol of this phase of the Island's history and is of considerable social significance to the Christmas Island community.[1]

Condition[edit]

The building was damaged by a storm in March 1988 during which sections of the roof were blown off and less serious damage sustained in other parts of the building. The building was re-roofed in 1991.[1]

The building has since been sold and was in the process of being refurbished in January 2001.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bungalow 702 (Place ID 105338)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Forrest, P. (1989). Christmas Island Cultural Heritage Survey.
  • Godden Mackay Logan (1998). Christmas Island Heritage Review. Department of Transport and Regional Development.

Attribution[edit]

CC BY icon-80x15.png This Wikipedia article was originally based on Bungalow 702, entry number 105338 in the Australian Heritage Database published by the Commonwealth of Australia 2019 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 15 May 2019.