Monday, April 10, 2017

Rose Cottage – Hawkesbury Heritage Farm

Location: Rose Street, Wilberforce, NSW 2756
Constructed: 1810-1820

Rose Cottage is the oldest slab hut in Australia and forms the centrepiece of the Hawkesbury Heritage Farm. The Farm recreates an 1800s town. Rose Cottage was built in the 1820s or 1830s and was occupied by the Rose family right up until 1961.

The 2282 meter square property is located on a wide flat ridge above the Hawkesbury River flood plain which lies to the east. The property is bounded by Rose Street to the northeast, the former Australiana Pioneer Village to the south and southeast, private property with a dwelling to the east, and the Heritage Hotel-Motel to the west. The property is enclosed by fencelines on all sides, some possibly reconstructed as part of the Australiana Pioneer Village.

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