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Retford Park Garden Walk

Retford Park Garden Walk

Sue and David explored Retford Park and it's wonderful gardens with the Twentieth Century Heritage Society and enjoyed a walk led by Mr Roy Lumby. Mr James Fairfax AC had cared for this property and it's gardens for over 50...

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Military historian Dr Andrew Richardson reviews Scorched Earth

Military historian Dr Andrew Richardson reviews Scorched Earth

Dr Andrew Richardson's review of Scorched Earth was published in the May 2018 issue of the Australian Historical Studies journal.

Dr. Richardson is Historian at the Australian Army History Unit, Department of Defence, Canberra. While the views expressed are his own, it is a robust and...

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Lifting the lid on Dulwich Hill

Lifting the lid on Dulwich Hill

Its easy to take this 1920 bungalow at face-value when you walk down the street; it's a neat, old house that looks like it 'belongs' in an inner-west Sydney street. 

While the bungalow is special in its own right, when we dug deeper into the...

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Epping community not alone in plight against overdevelopment

Epping community not alone in plight against overdevelopment

The Epping community are not alone in their plight to stop their irreplaceable heritage streetscapes being forcibly flattened in the name of 'progress'.

The following opinion piece by Aidan Anderson appears as first published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 July 2018.

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Fight to save heritage-listed Victorian cottage in Epping

Fight to save heritage-listed Victorian cottage in Epping

Over the past five months, Sue Rosen has been assisting the Epping Civic Trust in their plight to save a locally iconic heritage-listed cottage from demolition.

The Victorian cottage, built circa 1900, is located at 48 Oxford Street, Epping. The current development application...

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Harold Cazneaux talk at AIA Tuscalum Auditorium, Friday 25th May 2018, 7:00pm

“Harold (Caz) Cazneaux and his life at Ambleside his home and studio at 24 Dudley Avenue, Roseville”

A lecture by Sue Rosen, examines Harold Cazneaux’s life as an artist, his practice and our treatment of heritage sites reflective of the historic associative criteria.

BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS: Please...

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Macquarie Open Day

Sue and David attended the formal unveiling of a plaque by The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, patron of the Macquarie Society, to commemorate the restoration of the two storey convict barracks (circa 1820 – 1822) at O’Connell .

The homestead...

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Chatting with: Sue Rosen

Chatting with: Sue Rosen

Following the attack on Pearl Harbour and threat of further Japanese advance in 1942, Prime Minister Curtin ordered state governments to prepare, pulling together plans for a strategy and preventative measures in the event of Japanese invasion. Whilst researching a separate...

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Scorched Earth Talk at Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, 17 March, 2:00 pm

Scorched Earth Talk at Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, 17 March, 2:00 pm

Sue will be talking on the Scorched Earth policy of WWII at the rooms of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society on 17 March at 2:00 pm.

Address: Old Gordon Public School, 799 Pacific Highway Gordon.

To make a booking contact  the Society: (02) 9499...

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RMS Bridge Studies

RMS Bridge Studies

It was pleasing to find that the Heritage Study we undertook of concrete beam bridges with Burns Roe Worley for the Sydney, South West and Southern regions in 2004 remains for  reference on the website of RMS. It can be downloaded...

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"Macquarie, the Project Builder" by Sue Rosen has been published in the February 2018 edition Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History

"Macquarie, the Project Builder" by Sue Rosen has been published in the February 2018 edition Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History

After its launch on February 2, the Journal will be able to be downloaded from here.  The article explores Governor Macquarie's motivations in his development oif the Colony and the skill with which he went about developing civic...

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Liz Gorman - Associate Heritage Consultant to manage Bowral Office

Liz Gorman, who has been working with Sue Rosen Associates for some 18 months, will establish an office in Bowral bringing SRA's heritage and history expertise to the Southern Highlands.

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The Beautiful Far South Coast

The Beautiful Far South Coast

Sue and David are just back from 2 weeks of camping in Bournda National Park. The Saphire Coast as the area is promoted, must be the most beautiful stretch of coast in the country. Aside from kayaking on Wallagoot Lake, swimming at Bithry...

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Vandalism of Major Mitchell's 1830s road through the "Bloody Cutting" continues ...

Vandalism of Major Mitchell's 1830s road through the "Bloody Cutting" continues ...

It is with great sadness and frustration that we noted on our recent trip to Rydal that the destruction of the convict built road from Cox's River to Rydal contiunues. Lithgow Council has neglected to maintain the road or to...

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Unveiling of a plaque near Rydal  to honour Surveyor George Evans

Unveiling of a plaque near Rydal to honour Surveyor George Evans

On 25 November the Lithgow Branch of the National Trust unveiled a plaque near Hampton Road Rydal where Surveyor George Evans crossed the Great Dividing Range in 1813. He was the first European to do so. Paul Brunton, former curator of...

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RMS Regional Briefings

Over the last couple of months RMS has been holding a series of regional briefings for its suppliers to update them on upcoming works. Sue has attended events at Lismore, Singleton and Wagga Wagga, while Sid French attended a working lunch in...

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Tour of Albury Region

Tour of Albury Region

In October 2017 it was a pleasure to explore the Albury Wodonga Region, Wodonga particularly has a fine collection of art deco housing in remarkable condition. We also visited Beechworth, Yackandah and Chiltern - beautiful towns and streetscapes well worth...

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The ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes and Routes held its annual meeting in the Barossa Valley in November

The ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes and Routes held its annual meeting in the Barossa Valley in November

The meeting was held to coincide with a workshop to address issues associated with the proposed Mt Loft Ranges World Heritage Listing bid as a cultural landscape. The associated events and tours brought home what a beautiful and culturally rich...

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Caroline Simpson: A Woman of Very Firm Purpose

Caroline Simpson: A Woman of Very Firm Purpose

Sue is very proud to have a chapter in the memoir published by her daughter, Louise Dobson, to honour her mother. Caroline was the initiator of arguably the most important projects ever undertaken by Sue Rosen Associates, including the books...

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Goulburn Mulwaree Heritage Study Review almost completed for public exhibition

Goulburn Mulwaree Heritage Study Review almost completed for public exhibition

The purpose of the Heritage Study is to identify, evaluate and provide conservation recommendations for items, places and precincts of heritage significance. It has been done primarily through the consolidation of existing studies and background information into one document.

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Sue Rosen is available for talks re: Plans for the Scorched Earth Japanese Invasion

Sue Rosen is available for talks re: Plans for the Scorched Earth Japanese Invasion

Find out how the Scorched Earth plans as revealed in Sue Rosen's latest book, Scorched Earth, affected your local area, what infrastructure was to be destroyed, where were you to evacuate to, how far to march in a day!

Bookings...

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Review of Gardens of History and Imagination - Sue Rosen contributor

Review of Gardens of History and Imagination - Sue Rosen contributor

Sue Rosen is a contributor to Gardens of History and Imagination: Growing New South Wales
by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack (editors), published by Sydney University Press.

A review for this title can be read by following the link.

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Is Bankstown part of Western Sydney? Sue Rosen comments in the SMH

Is Bankstown part of Western Sydney? Sue Rosen comments in the SMH

Sue Rosen, who has written a book on the history of Bankstown, contributed to a recent article in The Sydney Morning Herald, "If Bankstown is no longer western Sydney, where do you draw the line?"

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Sue Rosen research used in ABC Earshot program

Sue Rosen research used in ABC Earshot program

ABC’s Earshot program 'Swamp, squat, skol: A history of Chippendale’  drew on Sue’s 1995 interview with Beverley Hunter (along with many others).

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Sue Rosen & Associates join Goulburn Mulwaree Heritage Study Review team

Sue Rosen & Associates join Goulburn Mulwaree Heritage Study Review team

Sue Rosen & Associates are part of the Barker Ryan Stewart team headed up by Lisa Wrightson to undertake the Goulburn Mulwaree Heritage Study Review with Hericon Consulting and Donald Elsmore.

Lisa and Sue met with Council’s planners on Tuesday 27...

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Bankstown has always been a hub for migrants

Bankstown has always been a hub for migrants

Sue Rosen to talk about Bankstown’s migrant history at the Royal Australian Historical Conference at Bankstown Sports Club this weekend.

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