PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

The following projects involved research into the theme of:

Governmental

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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2011-2012
Murray River Red Gum Forests Oral History and Non-Indigenous Interpretation Resource Project.

Murray River Red Gum Forests Oral History and Non-Indigenous Interpretation Resource Project.



 

 

 

Client: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage

Authors/Creators: Dr Sue Rosen (Historian), Dr Jessica Tyrell (Video Producer)

This project involved  the synthesis of a vast array of disparate material to identify significant places and the relationship of local people to them. They include timber getting and  milling sites, and pastoral properties. Following from the research phase various narratives were prepared as a resource for use by interpretation specialists. The...

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
Interview with Eddy Fryar, Chief Engineer at Gladesville Psychiatric Hospital, Northern Sydney Area Health Service.

Interview with Eddy Fryar, Chief Engineer at Gladesville Psychiatric Hospital, Northern Sydney Area Health Service.



 

 

Interviewer/Historian: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: NSW Department of Health

The interview focussed on Eddy's vast knowledge of the hospital over his lengthy working life there, not only in terms of the buildings and structure but also changes in policy toward the mentally ill.

2006
Heritage Impact Statement: Newtown Court House, 222 Australia Street, Newtown

Heritage Impact Statement: Newtown Court House, 222 Australia Street, Newtown



 

 

 

 

Authors: Emma Dortins and Sue Rosen

This Heritage Impact Statement examines the impact of proposed alterations to Newtown Court House, to allow the Courthouse to meet legislated health and safety requirements, on its heritage significance.

2005-2006
Heritage Assessments of Jenkins' Kitchen  and Schwartz's Cottage, Lane Cove National Park.

Heritage Assessments of Jenkins' Kitchen and Schwartz's Cottage, Lane Cove National Park.



 

 

Client: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Authors: Sue Rosen, Historian and Martin Pickrell, Architect

In the briefing document for this project NPWS recognised the need to conserve significant physical fabric and the setting of the place, but stressed the importance that this document identify a long-term sustainable use(s) for the Cottages and that policies be framed so as to achieve such use(s).

2005
Heritage Significance of  NSW pre-1948 Concrete Beam Bridges in Sydney, South West and Southern RTA Regions, BRW and HAAH for RTA.

Heritage Significance of NSW pre-1948 Concrete Beam Bridges in Sydney, South West and Southern RTA Regions, BRW and HAAH for RTA.



 

 

 

 

Authors: Sue Rosen and Sid French

This study has examined the bridges in the group, assessed them and generated a ranking table which categorises them as of State, Local or of No Heritage, or Demolished. Rankings were carried out in accordance with the criteria of the State Heritage Council, allowing them to gain significance by dint of a broad range of technical, historical, social and aesthetic yardsticks. 

2005
Statement of Heritage Impact, Demolition of out-buildings at Rose Bay Post Office.

Statement of Heritage Impact, Demolition of out-buildings at Rose Bay Post Office.



 

 

Author: Rosemary Kerr, Historian and Heritage Consultant

Client: Crystal Carwash Cafe Pty Ltd

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to examine the impact of the demolition of the out-buildings behind Rose Bay Post Office as part of the Crystal Carwash Cafe development, proposed for the adjoining site at 759-777 New South Head Road, Rose Bay. (amended June 2006)

2004

Heritage Impact Statement: 12 Dening Street, The Entrance.



Author: Emma Dortins, Historian

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to assess the impact of additions and alterations to the former Ambulance Station at No. 12 Dening Street on the heritage qualities of that building, a heritage item.

2004

Sydney Region Heritage Studies: Liverpool RTA Sub-Region, Phase I.



Authors: Emma Dortins and Sue Rosen, Historians and Heritage Consultants

Client: The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) Environment Branch

This heritage study of the Liverpool Sub-Region of Sydney aim to identify potential heritage items in RTA control for inclusion in the Heritage and Conservation Register under Section 170 of the NSW Heritage Act.