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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 years and it showcases multiple garden types, pool and pavillion, sculptures and even some emus in the background. Mr Fairfax has gifted his home to the National Trust of Australia...

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....