Open doors: Rouse Hill House

In this online talk, find out more about Rouse Hill House, on Darug land in Sydney’s North-West.

Built on an hilltop site granted by Governor Macquarie to Richard Rouse (1774-1852), this large, 2-storeyed rural house was lived in by 6 generations of the Rouse and Terry family. Rouse was a free settler who was appointed superintendent of the lumberyard at Parramatta by Governor King, and would go on to oversee a series of Government building projects. Built in the British Georgian style typical of architecture of the colony’s first decades, Rouse Hill was later added to with an encircling veranda and new service wings. 

Join curator Dr Scott Hill to hear more about this fascinating historic house.


About Scott Hill

As a teenager, Scott Hill was captivated by pictures of ruins, trying to imagine how people had lived in these dramatic and crumbling spaces. Read more.

This online event is delivered over Zoom. The zoom link will be sent to members who have registered ahead of the talk time.

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The nature of this event means we rely heavily on internet connection and speed. If there are any network disruptions, please bear with us while we work through them. 




When & Where

Thursday 11 November 2021 4PM–4.30PM

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