PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

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

Sydney Surrounds

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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August 2017
Aboriginal Heritage Due Diligence Assessment Report, 215 Seventh Avenue, Austral

Aboriginal Heritage Due Diligence Assessment Report, 215 Seventh Avenue, Austral



 

 

 

 

 

The purpose of this statement of due diligence is to determine if Aboriginal objects or declared Aboriginal Places occur, or are likely to occur, across 215 Seventh Avenue, Austral.

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen, David Burke and Liz Gorman

2015
Statement of Heritage Impact: 88 & 92 Broughton Street and 7 & 9 Ruzac Street, Campbelltown

Statement of Heritage Impact: 88 & 92 Broughton Street and 7 & 9 Ruzac Street, Campbelltown



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Ardesign

The objective of this Statement of Heritage Impact is to examine the impact of a proposed medium density townhouse development at Nos. 7 and 9 Ruzac Street and Nos. 88 and 92 Broughton Street, Campbelltown on the heritage property, "St Elmo", at No. 94 Broughton Street, Cambelltown. This report will assess the impact on the heritage curtilage of "St Elmo", which is a scheduled heritage item...

2011
Review of evidence related to Eucalyptus Distilling at 'Girraween' Hill Top for Wingecarribee Shire Council.

Review of evidence related to Eucalyptus Distilling at 'Girraween' Hill Top for Wingecarribee Shire Council.



 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Wingecarribee Shire Council

An Interim Heritage Order was placed on Girraween at the instigation of Wingecarribee Shire Council in May 2010. This historical report was commissioned by Council to inform the heritage assessment of the property  including a review of existing historical data provided to Council. 'Giirraween' was an important eucalyptus distilling site in the early 20th century and its oils won international competitions.

 

Girraween was developed for the production of eucalyptus...

2010-2011
Historic Context Report for 'Retford Park' Bowral Landscape Conservation Management Plan.

Historic Context Report for 'Retford Park' Bowral Landscape Conservation Management Plan.



 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: James Fairfax, OAM

Retford Park from the period when it was part of the Broomfield estate has been associated with grazing, but it was not until the establishment of Retford Park by Samuel Hordern in the 1880s and its development as a premier stud property by him, his son and grandson, (both also named Samuel) that the NSW historic theme of pastoralism emerged with such strength and importance....

2007
Review of Mt York Conservation Management Statregy and Revision of Significance Assessment.

Review of Mt York Conservation Management Statregy and Revision of Significance Assessment.



 

 

 

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

Client: Blue Mountains City Council

This review commented on the Conservationmanagement Stratgey developed for Mount York and revised the Heritage Significance Assessment.

2007
History Report for Heritage Interpretation Strategy: 70, 70A Great Western Highway & the Adjacent Woodford Memorial Park

History Report for Heritage Interpretation Strategy: 70, 70A Great Western Highway & the Adjacent Woodford Memorial Park



 

 

 

Author: Ms Rosemary Kerr

Client: Archaeological & Heritage Management Solutions Pty Ltd (AHMS) for Roads and Traffic Authority

This report involved the preparation of an Interpretation Strategy for 70, 70A Great Western Highway and the adjacent Memorial Park situated at Woodford in the Blue Mountains. The site incorporates an extant Night Officer's Cottage at No. 70A, the site of a former Station Master's Cottage at No. 70 and the site of a third railway...

2005

Statement of Heritage Impact for 1127 Singleton Mill Road, Marra Marra National Park, Lower Hawkesbury



Client: National Parks and Wildlife Service

Authors: Sue Rosen, Historian and Martin Pickrell, Architect

This Statement of Heritage Impact examines the impact of the demolition of the house known as Coopendoon, Lower Hawkesbury, on it's heritage significance.

2004

Lines of Road: A Methodology for Assessment for RTA.



Authors: Julie Dinsmor, Emma Dortins and Sue Rosen

Client: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW

This report presents a step by step process for assessing the significance of a line of road, drawing on frameworks established by the NSW Heritage Office. The report attempts to provide both a working model for assessing lines of road as well as an understanding of the specific problems that may...