Our stories cover all aspects of history and heritage. If you have any stories that you think would interest our readers and that you would like to contribute, please email details to

On Collectors and Collections

Our volunteer Isabella has been producing some fascinating examinations of material culture. Here you can download her piece around the philosophy of a collection and what
inspires people to collect.

Retaining Original Fabric

A restoration solution for the basement doors has allowed the owners to retain the original fabric of an 1833 house while adapting it for contemporary living.

Rothwell Lodge Verandah

Rothwell Lodge was built around 1847 and features some Victorian Regency details. One such feature is the verandah posts with fretwork infills, unique for Glebe and now rare for Sydney.

Download the full story of the reinstatement of this beautiful architectural feature.

The Industrious Settler: A History

1.5 km north of St Albans is an imposing two storey Georgian sandstone homestead. This is the former inn, 'The Industrious Settler', perched picturesquely on a high rock outcrop.

Download the history of this fascinating historic property.

The Painted Georgian Floor at Terragong 

Read about the processes and decision making behind the restoration of the painted entrance hall floor at Terragong.  

Historic House Wedding in the Time of Covid-19

A last minute change of plans, social distancing, and one of the most special 20 guest weddings that you could ever attend.

Tulkiyan Matters 

Download the May 2020 update on the restoration and conservation activities at this heritage-listed house and garden. 

Voices From Our Past

Volunteer Isabella considers folk music, song and the cultural identity of Australia. 

Heritage for the Future at Douglas Vale

The most recently completed project at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard in Port Macquarie, NSW, is the Research & Archives storage facility.

Download more about the artefacts held there.

Foley Park, Glebe: A History

Foley Park on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Prymont Bridge Road has many connections to the early history of Glebe.

Download more about the history of this fascinating area.

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