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APRIL 2023




Property Network Interview: The Grange

An interview with Margaret, curator of The Grange which was Captain Charles Sturt's residence in South Australia from 1840 to 1853. The building houses many of Sturt's original documents and possessions in a collection of national significance.

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On Collections: Australian Art

Continuing our focus on collections, HHA volunteer Janet Berry interviewed her husband Jim Berry on his lifelong interest in collecting Australian art.

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Restoration Australia: An HHA Property Network Member

Milton Terrace forms an important part of the architectural and social story of Sydney and, to coincide with the appearance of one of the Milton Terrace residences on Restoration Australia on Sunday 11 October, we would like to share some of the history of Milton Terrace with you.

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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.


The Painted Georgian Floor at Terragong 

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

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Voices From Our Past

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


Retaining Original Fabric

Our restoration solution for the basement doors has allowed us to retain the original fabric of our 1833 house while adapting it for contemporary living.

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Open House: Morton House

Morton House, on the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park is a home specifically designed to harmoniously blend with its native bushland setting. In February 2020 the HHA held an Open House event here in partnership with Modern House.


The Industrious Settler: A History

1.5 km north of St Albans on the western side of Wollombi Rd on a small hillock above floodplain paddocks is an imposing two storey Georgian sandstone homestead. This is the former inn, 'The Industrious Settler', perched picturesquely on a high rock outcrop.

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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. Read more about the aretfacts held here.

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Tulkiyan Matters 

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


Foley Park, Glebe: A History

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


Rothwell Lodge Verandah

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

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Terragong Staircase

The traditional Georgian cantilevered staircase in the entrance hall at Terragong always elicits a 'wow' from visitors to the house and has featured in many a wedding photograph over the decades.

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Unlocking the Past: Terragong

Five (of a total of six) internal doors off the central hallway at Terragong  feature wonderful door furniture that was no longer in full working order. Read the story of the restoration.

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The Restoration of Dawesleigh

Just over ten years ago Margaret and I moved into Dawesleigh, a crumbling 1833 Dawes Point townhouse in the shadows of the Harbour Bridge.

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