PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

The following projects involved research into the theme of:

Colonial

Over 28 years we have undertaken commissions and projects across across the gamut of history and heritage practise. These relate to a variety of historical themes, heritage issues and for a variety of purposes in a variety of formats. Please click on one of the thematic, regional or outcome subheadings to see the projects that we have undertaken. We like to be challenged, we like new ideas and to address methodological issues to produce results that are effective, meaningful and reach the intended audience with ease.

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2011
Australia's Oldest House? The National Trust Parramatta Lecture Series.

Australia's Oldest House? The National Trust Parramatta Lecture Series.



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

I think its fair to say that all here would hope that when visiting an historic house, such as Experiment Farm Cottage that we could have confidence that its conservation had been undertaken to the standards set by ICOMOS, the International Council of Monuments and Sites.

I believe that that the general public assume that the interpretation of historic places and the stories told of them by their...

2010
Historic Report: Puddledock Historic House.

Historic Report: Puddledock Historic House.



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Penrith Lakes Development Corporation

This history report provides basic primary source information concerning the tenure and developmental history of the site of Puddleduck, located on Portion 44, Parish of Castlereagh, County of Cumberland. This report consists of a basic chronology supplemented with copies of original documents. 

2009
Uralla Shire Council - Community Based Heritage Study and Context Report.

Uralla Shire Council - Community Based Heritage Study and Context Report.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Uralla Shire Council

Uralla Community Based Heritage Study: This Community Based approach enabled extensive meetings, discussions, workshops and collection of relevant information and heritage material from the community.

 

2009
Surgeon John Harris and Experiment Farm Cottage

Surgeon John Harris and Experiment Farm Cottage



 

 

 

Clients: Mrs Caroline Simpson and  Mr James Fairfax AO

Author: Sue Rosen

The ten year plus investigation of the origins of Experiment Farm Cottage and the life of Surgeon John Harris of the infamous NSW Corps led to the publication of Australia's Oldest House in 2009. 

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2008
Heritage Impact Statement: Repairs to Baker's Cottage in Lane Cove National Park.

Heritage Impact Statement: Repairs to Baker's Cottage in Lane Cove National Park.



Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Sid French

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to examine the impact of repairs and stabilisation works on the heritage significance of Baker's Cottage.

2007 - 2008
Heritage Impact Statement: Rose and Crown Hotel, 11 Victoria Road, Parramatta.

Heritage Impact Statement: Rose and Crown Hotel, 11 Victoria Road, Parramatta.



 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr  Martin Pickrell

Client: TWL Hotels Pty Ltd

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to examine the impact of the construction of an attached mezzanine level over the existing carpark and a second storey over the recent single storey extension at the rear; the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing interiors including a relocation of the existing kitchen and dining areas to the new attached...

2007
Aboriginal Bibliography and Archive, Yengo and Lower Hunter, 1788 - 1950.

Aboriginal Bibliography and Archive, Yengo and Lower Hunter, 1788 - 1950.



 

 

 

Compilers: Dr Sue Rosen, Ms Emma Dortins, Ms Rosemary Kerr and Ms Tanya Gurnett

Client: National Parks and Wildlife Services

Heritage Assessment And History (HAAH), was commissioned in 2004 by the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources to create a database and archive of documents pertinent to the histories of the Aboriginal peoples of the Hunter/Central Rivers Coastal Region for the period 1788 to 1850. The focus was to be on original documents...

2007
Review of Mt York Conservation Management Statregy and Revision of Significance Assessment.

Review of Mt York Conservation Management Statregy and Revision of Significance Assessment.



 

 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Blue Mountains City Council

This review commented on the Conservationmanagement Stratgey developed for Mount York and revised the Heritage Significance Assessment.

2006
Architectural Investigation at Lake Macquarie

Architectural Investigation at Lake Macquarie



 

 

Authors: Archaeological & Heritage Management Solutions (AHMS),

Historical Investigation of Archaeological Potential of Site and Buildings Associated with Threlkeld's 2nd Mission to the Aborigines on Lake Macquarie.