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Old shed in North Fitzroy considered for World Heritage protection

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An old corrugated iron shed in North Fitzroy is being nominated for the same heritage protection afforded to the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Exhibition Building.

The Age reports humble structure is being considered to join the very short list of World Heritage properties in Australia.

While it might not look like much, architectural historian Professor Miles Lewis told 3AW Breakfast if anything, this shed is more deserving of protection than those aforementioned grand buildings.

“I think this is more important,” he said.

“I mean the opera house was designed by a Danish architect who was treated very badly by the NSW government.

“It would have at the time been cutting edge technology, it’s like having the very first radio in the world.

“A party of Japanese academics came last year especially to see it.”

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The shed was probably manufactured in England in the 1850s and is believed to have been moved to North Fitzroy between 1920 and 1944.

Photo: Heritage Victoria

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