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The Cottage, Mulgoa
Cox’s Cottage at Mulgoa was built by William Cox, best known for supervising the construction of the first road over the Blue Mountains. The Cottage was extended c1820 and today it retains this early form: a hipped roof, single storey verandahed cottage – the classic Australian colonial bungalow.
Its walls are brick-nogged and covered externally with weatherboards, while the original shingled roof was replaced with zinc-coated flat-iron roofing tiles c1850.
It is described as the oldest weatherboard house in New South Wales and the oldest house in private occupation in Australia.
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