The Rose Cottage
Ownership was subsequently transferred to Hawkesbury City Council. Bill McLaughlin actually had the vision to acquire the site and built the "Australian Pioneer Village" now known as Hawkesbury Heritage Farm around it - using a number of old buildings from around the Hawkesbury district.
A Permanent Conservation Order, first proposed by the Rose family in 1977 was finally granted on 14 August 1985. However, on 17th January 1993, the Council returned the cottage to the Society by the transfer of the deeds for a nominal $1.
Since 1994 extensive conservation work has been undertaken by the Society under the guidance of conservation architects in order to maintain the cottage in a viable condition. The result of all this activity is a building and grounds that would please it’s original owners and occupiers.
Visiting Rose Cottage
As Hawkesbury Heritage Farm is currently closed anyone wishing to visit the Cottage should contact the following well ahead of time so suitable arrangements can be made for them to do so:
John Nichols (02) 9602 3330
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