Six generations of Rouse and Terry families occupied Rouse Hill House & Farm from its construction in the early 1800s until the late 1990s, when it opened as a museum.
Peter Chia, CEO of Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre, provides insights into his ambitions for the organisation and its association with Sydney Living Museums.
Do you keep your receipts from your purchases? For a new outfit? The weekly grocery shopping? Repairs to a pair of shoes? Perhaps tucked into your wallet or purse, in a shoebox, under the bed? Easily thrown away or lost, have you ever considered what a record they are of your everyday life?
Two recent conservation projects at Rouse Hill House & Farm and Vaucluse House demonstrate the complex factors to consider when working with heritage buildings.
In the drawing room at Rouse Hill your eye is instantly drawn to a small painting on the far wall; a figure of an angel in a shining gilt frame, originally acquired by Hannah Rouse in the 1870s.
No chemicals, nothing abrasive, just some elbow grease, an eye for detail, and steady hands.
A partnership with Aboriginal social enterprise Muru Mittigar is transforming students’ learning experiences.
Since 2015, a series of new events privileges Aboriginal voices and experiences at SLM sites.
In the collection at Rouse Hill House there are four copies of Wings, a little booklet of patriotic verse written by a schoolteacher named Eva Marion Manning.