Rouse Hill estate is one of Australia's most
culturally important historic properties. At the heart of the property lies a Georgian
house built between 1813 and 1818 by convict labourers.
It was home to Richard Rouse, the son of an
Oxfordshire cabinet maker and shop-keeper, who came to the colony, free, in 1801.The
estate comprises a main house, farm buildings, colonial garden, and rich collections that
provide evidence of the area's rural past in addition to the lifestyles of six generations
of the one family.
The property is fragile and in conserving Rouse
Hill the The Historic Houses Trust of NSW tries to find ways to stop, or to slow down, any
deterioration, preferably in ways that are reversible and that cause minimum change to the
Steel Nail Co supplied traditionally shaped rosehead cut nails for use in the
conservation of the early timber outbuildings including the potting shed.
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