Stories

In response to the current COVID-19 situation we are temporarily making available to the public content that would normally be available to members only

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.  

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.

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.

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. 

Download more details on this unique property.

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.

Download the history of this fascinating historic property.

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.

Tulkiyan Matters 

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

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.

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.

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.

Download the full story of the restoration and renovation.

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.

 

Download the story of the restoration.

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.

Download the story of the restoration.

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1A Carthona Avenue, Darling Point,

NSW, 2027 
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