Andrew Piper,  Journal of Australian Colonial History

In this extremely well written, well structure and well researched work, [Australia's Oldest House] Sue Rosen draws our attention to  ... whether Experiment Farm Cottage ... was built c.1795 or c. 1835 ... her argument flows logically and smoothly ... Rosen has crafted an exceedingly readable narrative fully rooted in archival evidence ... Rosen demonstrates high professional standards in her analysis of both primary and secondary sources ... The workis well written and edited. It is professionally footnoted and referenced with an extensive bibliography and useful index. TThe book is amply illustrated with a range of images that complement the text    it makes an iimportant contribution to our understanding of the social, economic and political world of early-colonial New south Wales. 

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