PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

These projects involved research into the history and development of the following region:

Illawarra

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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2015
Heritage Advice Re: Lighting of the Glennifer Brae, Keriaville

Heritage Advice Re: Lighting of the Glennifer Brae, Keriaville



Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Wollongong City Council

Advice to inform Wollongong Council of the heritage issues associated with the implementation of a new lighting plan at Glennifer Brae, a heritage item of State Significance in the Wollongong LGA.

2013
Statement of Heritage Impact: Adaptation and Reuse of the 205m Chimney Stack at Port Kembla Copper

Statement of Heritage Impact: Adaptation and Reuse of the 205m Chimney Stack at Port Kembla Copper



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Stack 360 Pty Ltd

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to assess the impact of the subdivision of Lot 21 DP 546139, the tourism reuse proposal, on the heritage significance of the 205m main stack at Port Kembla Copper and on the adjacent heritage listed former school. 

2012-2013
The Reuben and Gwen Brown Story: Jerringa Elders of the Illawarra

The Reuben and Gwen Brown Story: Jerringa Elders of the Illawarra



 

 

Authors: Mr Reuben and Mrs Gwen Brown with Dr Sue Rosen

Client: The Stockland Group

A family history/biography workshopped with Reuben and Gwen. Sue Rosen supported them in the writing process in the roles of historian, co-author and editor.

2011
Port Kembla Copper Heritage Management Plan and Interpretation Strategy

Port Kembla Copper Heritage Management Plan and Interpretation Strategy



 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen, Mr Nicholas Jackson and Ms Robin Hedditch

Client: Port Kembla Copper

This Heritage Management Plan and Interpretation Strategy has been prepared with the objective of ensuring the ongoing protection and long term management of the former assay offices and any remaining heritage items including the precious metals stack and chimney stack base. Considers and develops a heritage curtilage for the former assay office and precious metals stack and includes...

2009
Port Kembla Copper Smelter Complex Heritage Assessment.

Port Kembla Copper Smelter Complex Heritage Assessment.



 

 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr David Sheedy

Client: Port Kembla Copper Pty Ltd

This report advises on the heritage significance of the PKC site in relation to the proposal to demolish the copper smelter and all associated structures not of heritage value. The demolition was part of a plan to prepare the site for redevelopment.

2009
Statement of Heritage Impact: The 205m Chimney Stack at Port Kembla Copper

Statement of Heritage Impact: The 205m Chimney Stack at Port Kembla Copper



 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Sid French

Client: Port Kembla Copper Pty Ltd

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to assess the heritage significance of the 205m main stack at Port Kembla Copper and to then assess the impact of its demolition on that significance.

2009
Statement of Heritage Impact: The Assay Office and Chimney

Statement of Heritage Impact: The Assay Office and Chimney



 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr David Sheedy

Client: Port Kembla Copper Pty Ltd

The objective of this Heritage Impact Statement is to assess the impact of the demolition of the Port Kembla Copper Smelter on the heritage values and significance of the former Assay Office and the 60 ft chimney stack, a remnant from the former precious mtals mill. Both are listed on the Wollongong LEP as items of local significance.

 

2005-2006
There’s a War On! WWI and WWII at Home: NSW Moveable Heritage Related to the Experience of War at Home. An Assessment Model for Museums and Galleries NSW and NSW Heritage Office.

There’s a War On! WWI and WWII at Home: NSW Moveable Heritage Related to the Experience of War at Home. An Assessment Model for Museums and Galleries NSW and NSW Heritage Office.



 

 

 

Client: Museums and Galleries NSW and NSW Heritage Office

Authors: Sarah Jane Rennie of Museums and Galleries NSW and Sue Rosen

Many of the events of war time Australia have been taken for granted and few local experiences of the war at home are featured in local histories or heritage studies. The authors have created a regionally based integrated thematic and chronological narrative that allows for the broader theme of defence to...

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

Aboriginal Bibliography and Archive, Southern Coastal Rivers Region, 1788-1850.



 

 

Authors: Sue Rosen, Gina Dolphin and Emma Dortins

Client: Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources

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 Southern Coastal Region for the period 1788 to 1850. The focus was to be on original documents and first hand accounts,...