PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

The following projects involved research into the theme of:

Social History

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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2017
Plan of Management for the Alison Homestead Museum, Wyong,

Plan of Management for the Alison Homestead Museum, Wyong,



This plan of management provides heritage assessment and heritage conservation policies for the Alison Homestead site and management guidelines to govern its future use

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen,  Dr Noni Boyd, Christine Hay, and Liz Gorman.

 

2016
Heritage Impact Statement: 11 and 13 Darley Road Manly

Heritage Impact Statement: 11 and 13 Darley Road Manly



 

 

 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Martin Pickrell

Client: Archisoul

This HIS examined the impact of alterations and additions to these timber semis construction c.1900 by Charles Sly, one of Manly's and Australia's original life savers.

2016
The Former St Mary and St Mina Coptic Church, Railway Road, Sydenham Heritage Assessment

The Former St Mary and St Mina Coptic Church, Railway Road, Sydenham Heritage Assessment



 

 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Roy Lumby

Client: NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage

This heritage assessment was commissioned after the placement on an Interim Heritage Order to enable a re-evaluation of thr cultural siognificance of the site, particularly social significance, in the aftermath of the decision by Marrickville Council to demolish the Church.

 

2016
Heritage Impact Statement 3 Garrick Avenue Hunters Hill

Heritage Impact Statement 3 Garrick Avenue Hunters Hill



 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Roy Lumby

Client: Belinda Dale Luxury Designs

This HIS commented on proposed alterations and additions to the above property which was the former home of author, Nancy Keesing and her husband, chemical engineer and former general manager of CSR, Marc Hertzberg.

 

2015
Bankstown Supplementary Heritage Assessments - Bankstown - Panania - Padstow

Bankstown Supplementary Heritage Assessments - Bankstown - Panania - Padstow



 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Nick Jackson

Client: Bankstown City Council

 

This study reviewed the heritage significance of five sites previously idetified as being potentially significant.

2014 - 2015
Avondale Golf Club Conservation Management Plan

Avondale Golf Club Conservation Management Plan



Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Martin Pickrell

Conservation Plan in preparation for alterations to historic clubhouse

2013
Wiradjurie Links to Landscape and Culture - Mid-Murrumbidgee Valley Landscape Oral History

Wiradjurie Links to Landscape and Culture - Mid-Murrumbidgee Valley Landscape Oral History



 

 

 

Authors/Creators: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Jessica Tyrell,

Client: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

The Wiradjuri connection to Mid Murrumbidgee Valley National Park precincts in the area stretching 100km from Narrandera to near Darlington Point is the focus of this project. The park lies within traditional lands of the Wiradjuri people and contemporary Aboriginal communities maintain strong links with the park through visitation and are also involved in ongoing conservation works and the management...

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.

2011-2012
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...

2011
Dorothea Mackellar, ‘My Country’ her links to ‘Kurrumbede’ Gunnedah and it’s influence on her writing.

Dorothea Mackellar, ‘My Country’ her links to ‘Kurrumbede’ Gunnedah and it’s influence on her writing.



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Coalworks (Vickery South) Pty Ltd

This research project examined Dorothea Mackellars' writings and personal papers to ascetain where and when she wrote "My Country" and also assessed the influence of Kurrumbede on her writing.