The Federation Heritage of Centennial Park

Cook Road and Lang Road.

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Centennial Park - The suburb

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12 Cook Road Centennial Park
The suburb of Centennial Park sits on the western fringe of the parkland and features quality houses on large blocks as well as large multi-unit buildings developed in the 1960s to 1980s on Robertson Road. Homes are centred mainly on Martin Road, Robertson Road, Lang Road and Cook Road.[11]












Other distinctive homes in the area are



The lots fronting Centennial Park along Martin Road, Lang Road and Robertson Road were subject to a building covenant that specified:
• No terrace buildings.
• Not more than one dwelling per lot.
• The materials of the dwelling were to be mainly of brick or stone and the roofing material of slate or tiles, no wooden buildings being permitted.
• The minimum cost of construction was to be £ 12 10s per foot of the frontage and if built on more than one frontage were to be up to the minimum for the largest frontage.
• No stores, dairies or hotels were allowed.
• Dwellings were to be enclosed with an approved fence within one year.

Cook Road, Centennial Park - Heritage items

Heritage conservation

(1) A person must not, in respect of a building, work, relic, tree or place that is a heritage item:
    • (a) demolish, dismantle, move or alter the building, work, relic, tree or place, or
    • (b) damage or remove the relic, or
    • (c) excavate land for the purpose of discovering, exposing or moving the relic, or
    • (d) damage or despoil the tree or place, or
    • (e) erect a building on, or subdivide, land on which the building, work or relic is situated or that comprises the place, or
    • (f) damage any tree or land on which the building, work or relic is situated or that comprises the place, or
    • (g) make structural changes to the interior of the building or work,

45-47 Cook Road Centennial Park

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Two storey grand Federation semi-detached houses of face brick and sandstone, with arched entry porches, sandstone and wrought iron front fences. The houses are well set back from the street. No. 45 retains its original slate hipped and gabled roof,
No 45 is one of a pair, it's freestanding to the north side and features an 8m frontage and rear lane access via Centennial Lane.
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45 Cook Road Centennial Park NSW
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Original fireplace and pressed metal ceiling
Stately interiors are graced with original period features while the upper level master bedroom captures views to the city skyline.

These dwellings also provide an important contrast to the larger, free standing homes on Martin, Lang and Robertson Roads, and give evidence of the two 'tiers' of development encouraged on the Centennial Park subdivisions.
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Friars, 70A Cook Road Centennial Park


70A Cook Road is of historic and aesthetic significance as a very unusual, substantial and finely detailed example of a Federation Free Classical style grand house.
Agressively asymmetrical three storey Federation Free Classical style mansion, with square tower, and impressive curved neo-classical front porch featuring doric columns, with a balcony above. Front fence sandstone and wrought iron.
"A much-admired grand family home. One of a kind! Combining its grand proportions with splendid
Georgian influences & stylish contemporary improvements,
Friars is a substantial freestanding home of great versatility.


Very private & peaceful, the 3-storey layout opens to classical
verandahs & leafy garden areas, but its piece de resistance is
the large top floor alfresco entertaining conservatory & sunny
view deck.

Three storey Federation Free Classical style mansion, c 1910
Friars, 70A Cook Road Centennial Park
Friars, 70A Cook Road Centennial Park
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97-103 Cook Road, Centennial Park

Centennial Park was not intended to be just a suburb composed exclusively of mansions. Less restrictive covenants were placed on allotments not fronting the park in order to ensure a good class of building while giving the ‘man of moderate means a chance’ to build his home near the park. Conditions on other frontages included:

• Not more than one dwelling or two semi-detached dwellings per lot.
• The minimum cost of construction was £10 per foot of frontage or, for semi-detached dwellings, the combined cost was to be £15 per foot of frontage.
• Stores were permitted, but no hotels or dairies.
101 Cook Road Centennial Park NSW 2021
101 Cook Road Centennial Park NSW 2021


Edwardian terrace homes set in a peaceful blue ribbon community no more than a short stroll to the cafes and trendy boutiques of Oxford Street, entertainment venues of nearby Fox Studios and the sweeping grounds of Centennial Park.

Two storey Federation semi-detached house group, c 1910

Two storey Federation semi-detached houses, grand, face brick and sandstone, with arched entry porches, sandstone and wrought iron front fences.

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Of aesthetic significance as a substantial, intact group of Federation Queen Anne style semi-detached houses.
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Lang Road. Centennial Park - Heritage items

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Kimeree 2 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Kimeree, 2 Lang Road Centennial Park

Kimeree, 2 Lang Road Centennial Park
former Baha’l National Assembly,
Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion, c 1910

Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style grand house located on a prominent corner. It is face brick at ground floor with roughcast stucco at first floor level.

It features timber shingles within the main gables, tapered roughcast chimney expressed externally, terracotta tiled roof and finials. It featrues timber casement windows and timebr balsutrading to the balcony facing Oxford Street.

The front fence has painted brick piers with rendered brick infill.

Single storey section with roof terrace to the front of the house appears to be a circa 1920s addition\
Bellevue 4 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Bellevue, single storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house, including rear garage, c 1910

Single storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house, including rear garage.

The house is sandstone and roughcast stuccoed. with a hipped and gabled slate roof, and a two storey faceted slate roofed tower featuring timber framed double hung windows with 12 paned top sashes, and a balcony.

Front fence with sandstone base and timber panelling which apepars to be later..

Rear double garage is contained within a two storey parapeted brick outbuilding, with a central pair of timber framed double hung windows. Parapet is curved and features engaged piers.


Balcony to tower is likely to be an addition. Two dormer windows have been added on the southern side of the main roof.
Mansion, 8 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion
Of aesthetic significance as a fine representative example of a Federation Free Classical style house, which makes a positive contribution to the streetscape.

Two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion, in rendered brick, with a hipped terracotta tiled roof, featuring:
  • 2 storey front verandah,
  • elaborate arched entries to ground floor of verandah with keystones,
  • projecting central section to front verandah with separate hipped roof,
  • elaborate masonry corner posts with engaged piers,
  • timber fretwork balustrading to first floor of front verandah,
  • elaborate projecting string course between floors,
  • elaborate masonry brackets to first floor verandah and eaves.

Original front fence cast iron with masonry base (shown in 1976 National Trust photo).
Maybourne, 10 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Maybourne,
10 Lang Rd Centennial Park
two storey Federation Free style mansion, c 1910

Two storey Federation Free style mansion with face brick walls, arched entry to ground floor porch, curved slate roofed verandah with sandstone base and balustrading and masonry doric columns.

Oriel window to first floor with elaborate timber brackets. Elaborate timber eaves brackets.

Steeply pitched hipped and gabled slate roof with hidden flashings.

Gable ends facing both front and side elevations.

Cast iron and sandstone front fence.
Walshome, 12 Lang Road, Centennial Park

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12 Lang Road Centennial Park NSW
Two storey Federation Romanesque style mansion

Walshome has high aesthetic significance as an unusual, finely detailed, two storey Federation Romanesque style grand house dating from c. 1908.

Two storey polychrome (red and cream) brick Federation Romanesque style mansion with a three storey tower, with a two storey verandah and projecting bay windows, the tower featuring semi-circular arched windows.

Verandahs feature timber doric columns, brick balustrading, and wrought iron balustrading and brackets.

The ground floor verandah has tessellated tiling, the upper floor verandahs have timber floors and tongue and groove board ceilings.

The tower portico to the ground floor has semi-circular arched openings. The front verandah is slate roofed and the main roof (hidden behind 'flemish' parapet)
Biltmore 14 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Biltmore, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house, c 1910

Biltmore is a good example of the Federation Arts & Crafts style

It is fine example of the Federation Arts & Crafts style that has group value as part of a group of grand houses from the same period due to covenant and siting restrictions which have ensured a high quality streetscape.

The property is part of the development of the Centennial Park lands subdivision of 1905, and its relationship to Centennial Park.
  • Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style sandstone house with hipped slate roof, sandstone front fence, two storey front verandah.

  • First floor verandah enclosed with glazing.

  • The building should be retained and conserved.
18 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion, c 1910

Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion,

  • face brick and roughcast stucco walls,
  • with hipped and gabled terracotta tile roof,
  • imitation half-timbered gable end;
  • elaborate timber fretwork to front verandah.
  • Sandstone and metal front fence.

20 Lang Road Centennial Park 'Wallaroy' - a significant parkside mansion

Dress-circle setting: Built circa 1905 in the Queen Anne style, this grand two storey Federation residence is positioned in what has irrefutably become one of Sydney's most prestigious and tightly held enclaves. Price: $7,100,000
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Wallaroy, two storey Federation Queen Ann style mansion

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Wallaroy, two storey Federation Queen Ann style mansion,
c 1910**
Supremely private, it's set amid luxuriant gardens on a 980sqm dual access block and combines immense traditional appeal with sympathetically modernised interiors. Property Value: $7,705,800 to $9,807,800
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Wallaroy, two storey Federation Queen Ann style mansion

Walloray back garden
Walloray back garden
Coowong, 22 Lang Road Centennial Park

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Coowong, two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion, c 1910

Two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion with
  • rendered brick walls,
  • projecting two storey bay window,
  • elaborate 2 storey front verandah with masonry balustrade.
  • Cast iron and sandstone front fence.

Value Estimate: $4,719,000 to $6,007,000
Date Generated: 09/02/2012
Lactura, 24 Lang Road Centennial Park

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Lactura, two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion, c 1910
A very fine Federation Anglo Dutch style red brick house, 2 storeys, with a 3 storey gabled bay.

  • Red brick walls with rendered detail,
  • with an unglazed terracotta hipped and gabled roof,
  • heavy mouldings and corbels.
  • Cantilevered balcony on one side,
  • 2 storey return verandah across the front and other side of the house,
  • featuring cast iron columns and iron lace balustrades.
  • Timber framed double hung windows and fanlights.
  • 5 panelled doors with sidelights and fanlights.
  • Oriel window with domed copper roof to the gable end at 2nd floor level.
  • The gable end also features a decorative gabled pediment with stucco shell and acanthus leaf motifs.
  • Masonry finials to the gable end.
Lactura, two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion,
c 1910

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Value Estimate: $4,742,600 to $6,036,600
Date Generated: 28/10/2011
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Devoncliffe, 26 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Devoncliffe, two storey Federation Free Classical style sandstone mansion, c 1910
Devoncliffe, two storey Federation Free Classical style sandstone mansion, c 1910

Devoncliffe is a a two storey Federation Free Classical style sandstone mansion with
  • a slate hipped roof with gablet vents and terracotta ridge capping and finials,
  • grand arched entry to front verandah,
  • ground floor verandah featuring sandstone and timber posts supporting a slate roof.
  • There is a formal landscaped garden with a stone and wrought iron fence along the Lang Road frontage of the property.
Fongkah, 28 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Two storey Federation Queen Anne style mansion with American Stick & Shingle style influence,
  • sandstone and brick, with elaborate timber shingled apron to first floor front verandah,
  • gabled slate roof,
  • elaborate timber casement windows with fanlights in groups,
  • curved entry to ground floor porch, sandstone posts to ground floor verandah and curved timber fretwork frieze.
  • First floor verandah partly cantilevered with timber shingled balustrade.
  • Large front gable end. The house is a careful study in asymmetry.
Fongkah, two storey Federation Free style mansion, c 1910

"Magnificent federation home Tongkah. Located at the Northern end of Lang Road boasting 1,024 sqm of land, this magnificent 5 bedroom c1910 federation home is rich in detail and period grandeur.
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Maranoa, 30 Lang Road Centennial Park
Maranoa, 30 Lang Road Centennial Park
Maranoa, 30 Lang Road Centennial Park

Maranoa, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house,
c 1910
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  • Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house,
face brick with sandstone base,
gabled roof with two front gable ends,
one timber shingled,
the other imitation half-timbered.
Front verandah featuring brick balustrade with timber fretwork above,
and timber fretwork frieze.
Anglesy, 34 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Anglesy, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house, c 1910

Anglesy, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house, c 1910

34 Lang Road, Centennial Park, NSW 2021

Two storey Federation Queen Anne style house with
  • face brick walls,
  • hipped and gabled terracotta tile roof with two front imitation half-timbered gable ends.
  • Elaborate timber fretwork to two storey front verandah with art nouveau style detail.
  • Front fence sandstone and masonry with cast iron front gate.
Leppington 42 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Leppington, two storey Federation Free Classical style house, c 1910

Leppington, two storey Federation Free Classical style house, c 1910

Leppington has aesthetic significance as a Federation Free Classical style house which makes a positive contribution to the streetscape. It has group value as part of a group of grand houses from the same period due to covenant and siting restrictions which have ensured a high quality streetscape.

The site has historic signifcance as part of the development of the Centennial Park lands subdivision of 1905, and its relationship to Centennial Park.

Two storey Federation Free Classical style house, sandstone and rendered brick, with engaged piers, classical pediments above first floor front windows to projecting bay. Sandstone and cast iron front fence.
Braelin, 44-46 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Braelin, also named Forster
Single storey Inter-War Californian Bungalow style house, c 1920

No 44-46 Lang Road has local historic and aesthetic significance as it demonstrates the characteristics of a substantial, though conservative, early inter-war Californian Bungalow style house designed for socially prominent persons, Allen and Adela Walker, by prominent architect Donald Elspin.

Single storey Inter-War Californian Bungalow style house in dark liver brick with gabled terracotta tile roof. The front is dominated by a large projecting verandah with a wide stair down to the garden. The verandah is covered by a gabled roof which is lined by timber shingles with timber lattice to apex. The main portion of the house is als covered by a gable roof , as in the ensuite that projects from the northern side of the house.

Tall brick chimney with distinctively detailed tops rise above the northern and southern ends of the main roof. Windwos are timber frmaed double hung sashes with the window sets for the main living areas, kitchen and living area mounted on the exterior of the budiling and feature timber bracketed sills.
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Two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion with
  • face brick and roughcast stuccoed walls,
  • two timber shingled front gable ends,
  • projecting two storey front verandah with doric columns to corners,
  • mounted on sandstone bases to ground floor,
  • projecting faceted bay to side of house with elaborate eaves brackets.
  • Elaborate front door with both sidelights and fanlights.
  • Sandstone and cast iron front fence.
52 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Two storey Inter-War Old English style mansion, c 1915
Two storey Inter-War Old English style mansion, c 1915

The house has aesthetic significance as a fine example of the Inter-war Old English style which makes a positive contribution to the streetscape.

Two storey Inter-War Old English style mansion in liver brick with steeply pitched hipped and gabled slate roof with hidden flashing.

Steeply pitched front gable end features imitation half-timbering, above a first floor verandah with timber shingled apron and groups of three doric columns to each corner. Windows are multi-paned timber framed double hung.
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Llewellyn, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion
Llewellyn, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion

Two storey Federation Free Classical style mansion with walls rendered alternately smooth and roughcast, verandahs to all levels featuring doric columns.

Front gable end features an elaborate stucco cartouche, and valence to curved projecting front verandah features stucco garlands. Cast iron and sandstone front fence.
70 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Lugarno, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion
Lugarno, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion, c 1910

  • Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion of face brick with steeply piched gabled slate roof.
  • Front gable end imitation half-timbered,
  • Simple multi-paned timber casement windows and french doors.
  • First floor front verandah features a stuccoed brick balustrade with timber above and timber posts.
  • Ground floor verandah has simple brick posts.
  • Front first floor verandah appears to have been enclosed in a sympathetic manner with timber-framed multi-paned windows to match original windows.
84 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Livingstone, two storey Federation Free Classical style house
Livingstone, two storey Federation Free Classical style house

Sold for - $5,200,000 on 22/12/2010

Two storey Federation Free Classical style house in brick with roughcast stuccoed panel above arched entry porch, oriel window with elaborate brackets.

Of aesthetic significance as a fine representative example of a Federation Free Classical style house, which makes a positive contribution to the streetscape.

It has group value as part of a group of grand houses from the same period due to covenant and siting restrictions which have ensured a high quality streetscape. The site has historic signifcance as part of the development of the Centennial Park lands subdivision of 1905, and its relationship to Centennial Park.
Rexford, 88 Lang Road Centennial Park
Rexford, 88 Lang Road, Centennial Park
Rexford, 88 Lang Road, Centennial Park
Two storey Federation Queen Ann style mansion, c 1910

Two storey Federation Queen Anne style mansion, sandstone with hipped and gabled slate roof, sandstone chimney, projecting two storey front verandah with timber shingled and fretwork gable end, timber shingled apron to first floor, timber posts and fretwork.

Ground floor verandah appears to have been glazed in.
Rexford, 88 Lang Road, Centennial Park, NSW
Rexford, Two storey sandstone Federation Filigree style mansion, c 1910
Rexford, Two storey sandstone Federation Filigree style mansion, c 1910

90 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Two storey sandstone Federation Filigree style mansion, c 1910
90 Lang Road, Centennial Park

The site comprises the main two storey Federation Filigree style house, an early twentieth century one storey ancillary block near the lane and a c 1980s two storey garage fronting the rear lane.

The main building features stone wall cladding to the front façade and stone and pebble dash exteriors to the rest of the facades.

The hipped and gabled main roof is clad with slate with terracotta ridging, and has exposed eave rafters and prominent gables with barge boards, and front and rear dormers. The later rear additions have terracotta tile roofing. There is a curved entry to front porch and a cast iron balustrading to the balconies.

The dwelling has undergone substantial modifications over time which is noticeable by way of changes in finishes, architectural style and detailing.
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There is a generous front garden, with a sandstone and cast iron front fence and lych gate at the entrance.

The side setbacks are narrow, and the rear yard is located between the garage block and the main house and contains a pool and grassed lawn.
An enclosed gazebo segregates the rear yard into two areas.
Kemah, 96 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Kemah, two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion, including rear garage, c 1910

Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion, including rear garage.

Rendered brick walls with hipped and gabled slate roof, timber shingling, and timber posts to two storey projecting section of front verandah, elaborate bay windows with fanlights to ground floor.

Sandstone front fence with timber gate. Sandstone and masonry two storey rear outbuilding.
100 Lang Road Centennial Park
Tufton Villa (1907) on Centennial Park
Set on a dual access 841sqm (approximately) block.
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Tufton Villa (1907) on Centennial Park

Tufton Villa**, single storey Federation Filigree style house, c 1910
A grand Federation Queen Anne residence ‘Tufton Villa’ combines period elegance with contemporary styling. It features a modern extension with a luxurious new Moroccan-inspired guesthouse. Price: $5,900,000
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Tufton Villa (1907) on Centennial Park

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Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion, c 1910


Waitui is a highly intact, outstanding example of a Federation Arts and Crafts grand house designed by a prominent archtiect, Byera Hadley, which is a key element in the streetscape.

Two storey Federation Arts and Crafts style mansion with sandstone and roughcast stucco walls, hipped and gabled slate roof with terracotta ridging. Front elevation features a roughcast stuccoed parapet and an imitation half-timber gable end above a two storey projecting front verandah.

Faceted curved front bay with sandstone base. Sandstone front fence with metal gate. Single storey gable roofed rear outbuilding off lane.
110 Lang Road Centennial Park
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Two storey Inter-War Free Classical style mansion, c 1915

Two storey Inter-War Free Classical style mansion with rendered brick walls, sandstone base, and hipped slate roof with terracotta ridging.

Ground floor verandah with arched entries, first floor verandah with masonry balustrade. Elaborate eaves brackets, and stucco detail to first floor façade.

Projecting faceted bay windows to ground floor flanking central front door with fanlights and sidelights.