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Panoramic view of interior of wooden building with a collection of farming and other items.

Rouse Hill Estate

Woolshed conservation: removing the collectionMonday 24 August 2020

Over recent months the first stage of a major conservation project in the woolshed at Rouse Hill Estate has been underway.

Ornately patterned wallpaper fragment.

Collections

Wallpaper find in TasmaniaThursday 20 August 2020

Floral wallpaper fragment.

Collections

Wallpaper find in TasmaniaThursday 20 August 2020

The recent discovery of an amazing mid-19th century wallpaper made us look back through our own wallpaper collections.

Happy birthday Elizabeth Macarthur!

Elizabeth Farm

It's Elizabeth Macarthur's birthday today!Friday 14 August 2020

man with large camera photographing stone turret.
View of house across lawn.

Vaucluse House

Conservation in action: Vaucluse House turretsThursday 23 July 2020

Woolshed, Rouse Hill House and Farm

New online

The Woolshed: a rude timber buildingTuesday 23 June 2020

The Woolshed at Rouse Hill Estate, constructed c. 1858, is an example of the type of ‘rude’ timber farm buildings that can be found throughout rural Australia. These building are usually uncomplicated structures, built using materials readily available and often have a naïve, simple character.