Elizabeth Farrelly,  Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald

... Australia's oldest house. It's an issue that has smouldered for decades but a new book by historian Sue Rosen has fanned the normally sleepy world of architectural heritage into something almost resembling flames . Even if she's wrong, Rosen has upset the applecart. And there's this: she may not be wrong ... Rosen ... has undertaken [in Australia's Oldest House ]exhaustive analysis that seems generally to point back to the 1790s construction date ... 

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