PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

The following projects involved research into the theme of:

Health

Over 31 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 December
Site Development of Inverell Hospital

Site Development of Inverell Hospital



 

 

There are serveral distinct phases of building activity observable on the site of Inverell Hospital; starting with the original 1877 hospital, through the 'new' 1935 hospital, to the wings added from the 1960s onward. 

We used architectural plans and related material obtained from the archives of both the NSW Department of Public Works and State Record Authority to map out a relative timeline of the construction of the various hospital and service buildings extant on the site.

Authors: Liz...

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.

 

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.

2000-2002

The Woods Great Peppermint Cure: Archival Assessment and Collation.



Authors: Sue Rosen

Client: Woods family

The Woods Great Peppermint Cure: Archival Assessment and Collation. Includes Archive and Databases: Woods Papers, Woods Photographs and Woods Company Records.

1999-2000

Mary Sparke, "Sydney Home Nursing Service, ... Going the extra mile..., A pictorial history of the Sydney Home Nursing Service, 1900-2000". Northern Sydney Area Health Service, 2000.



Author: Mary Sparke

The work of Sydney Home Nursing Service has become an important component of Community Health Care Services in twenty-first century Sydney. This, in itself, provides a deep tribute, not just to the wisdom and foresight of the early founders of the service - whose work has stood the test of time - but to all those remarkable women and men who have striven, and sometimes fought,...

1997 - 1998

Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital Operating Block Archival Recording.



Authors: David Sheedy and Sue Rosen

Client: NSW Department of Public Works and Services

Archival recording was required as the operating block was to be demolished and rebuilt to upgrade the surgical facilities at the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital.

1997

Historic Context Report for Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital Concord Conservation Management Plan.



Author: Rosemary Kerr and Sue Rosen

Client: Otto Cserhalmi & Partners P/L

Historic Context Report for Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital Concord Conservation Management Plan

During the 1880s and 1890s the government’s direct responsibility to provide medical and hospital services increased. The provision of medical care was being removed from the field of charity to that of a social service. The eventual dismemberment of the functions of the Benevolent Society and the removal of...

1997

Statement of Heritage Impact: ANZAC Memorial Hospital, Katoomba.



Authors: David Sheedy Architect and Sue Rosen, Historian

Client: The Wentworth Area Health Service

This Heritage Impact Statement relates to the proposed new Accident-Emergency Unit and Operating Theatres proposed for the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital. The physical development of the hospital has resulted in the renewal and adaptation of facilities since its construction. The history of the physical development of the Anzac Memorial Hospital Katoomba is one...

1996

Historic Context Report for Conservation Plan, The Riverside Precinct, Cumberland Hospital, Parramatta



Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Rosemary Kerr

Client: Peter McKenzie of Jackson Teece

This report was commissioned to inform the preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for the Riverside precinct of Cumberland Hospital. It was found that:

Ward 12 and its companion suite of buildings (a male Admission Block and a two storey building for administration with accommodation for nursing staff and a matron on the top floor) that were built c. 1909...

1995

‘Gladesville Psychiatric Hospital: Treatment and Facilities in the Nineteenth Century’, Heritage Week Address, Hunters Hill Historical Society - Ryde Council, 1995.



Author: Sue Rosen

Gladesville Psychiatric Hospital: Treatment and Facilities in the Nineteenth Century’, Heritage Week Address, Hunters Hill Historical Society - Ryde Council, 1995.