Wyoming Cottage is one of the relatively few remaining buildings known to have been designed by the eminent architect, John Verge.
It was the country residence designed for Frederick Augustus Hely, Principal Superintendent of Convicts for the Colony of New South Wales. Hely was an important man in the early history of the colony and a pioneer in the Gosford district.
Hely engaged Architect John Verge to design Wyoming Cottage. In his ledger for June 1832, Verge listed his design for a large cottage at Brisbane Water, noting on 25 June that he had finished the plan and three elevations, as well as specifications and working plans for the iron work and glass. The house itself was not completed until after Hely's death in 1837, with construction finished in 1843.