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Journeys in Time 1809-1822 The Journals of Lachlan & Elisabeth Macquarie http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/all/journeys/places/ Cowpastures (Camden, NSW) Name first used by Governor John Hunter in 1795 to describe the Camden region, south-west of Sydney. The name reflected the place-name usage in England to describe the common grazing land near a village. To the northwards the ‘Cowpastures’ was […]

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Journeys in Time 1809-1822 The Journals of Lachlan & Elisabeth Macquarie http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/all/journeys/places/ Manangle (NSW) A 2,000 acre farm on the banks of the Nepean granted to Walter Davidson by Governor King on 18 December 1805. Originally called ‘Belmont’ the land had a river frontage onto the Nepean River and was straddled on either side by […]

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Journeys in Time 1809-1822 Extract from The Journals of Lachlan & Elizabeth Macquarie http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/all/journeys/1810/1810.html Friday 16th. Novr. 1810 ! — At 6 o’clock this morning Mrs. Macquarie and myself set out in the Carriage from Parramatta for the Cow-Pastures.

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1871 Menangle Public School Camden Park Estate made application for a school in 1849, and a church school was established. The locality was initially known as Riversford, which later changed to Menangle. Pressure for a public school culminated in 1869-71 when a public school was opened, with an enrolment of 43 pupils. New school buildings […]

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April 24, 2010 Wollondilly Shire Council, PO Box 21, Picton. NSW 2571. ATTENTION: Mr. Martin Cooper – STRATEGIC PLANNING Dear Sir, Ref: TRIM 5645, MORETON PARK ROAD INDUSTRIAL PROPOSAL. Please find attached the poll sheets from the recent poll, seeking resident’s opinions about the rezoning proposal on Moreton Park Road, Menangle. Poll Description All homes […]

Rotolactor

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1952 Rotolactor, “The Rotary Milking Machine” In 1980 was declared a National Tourist attraction by the Macarthur District Gazette It was the second of this design and size in the world. Made from brick and stainless steel it had walls of glass letting in natural night by day and lights for night milking. It was […]

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STATEMENT OF HERITAGE IMPACT

DEMOLITION OF THE MENANGLE SCHOOL OF ARTS HALL

Prepared for Wollondilly Shire Council 26th February 2010

WAYNE MCPHEE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD

Architects, Heritage Consultants, Urban Designers

Statement of Heritage Impact for demolition of the Menangle School of Arts Hall, which is not a listed item by Wollondilly Shire Council, however is assessed by the study steam as having local significance. It is not included in Council’s LEP and is not within a conservation area.

This report forms part of a Development Application to Council for demolition and removal of the Menangle School of Arts hall.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The extant Menangle School of Arts Hall, constructed c.1890, has been assessed by McPhee Architects as having cultural significance to the local community.

The Hall and its setting are not heritage listed under the Wollondilly Shire Council’s LEP, however it is assessed as being of historic value through association with use since c^1890 by the local population.^ The built fabric however is in partially intact condition with structural faults. Changes to the planning and fabric have been carried out to the Hall since its initial construction which detracts from its intactness and value.

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DAVID HUNT & ASSOCIATES Pty Ltd

Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers

2/67 Menanqle St Picton NSW 2571
ph 02 4637 0441 fax 02 4677 0442

23 June 2004 Ref: 2004-041

Mr Royce White

Manager

Wollondilly Shire Council

Dear Royce

Re; School of Arts Building at Menangle. Inspection for Adequacy.

I went yesterday with Paul Fairweather to inspect the subject building.

From discussion, with Paul I understand that Council is considering the future of this hall and has a number of options available to it. Council is concerned with safety issues if it continues being used but still requires a venue until a decision is made on upgrading or either replacement or alternative facility, I have therefore considered below only the minimum repairs that would be necessary for continuing use of the building. In some areas further works may be required once access is possible to restricted areas.

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“Macarthur Country”: Firsts First and best example of a Georgian Farm Complex in Australia. First Pastoral Property First Cowpastures First fine wool export. First mechanical irrigation system using an Archimedean screw pump in1829. First exports of brandy. First exports of wine to Europe. First butter factory in NSW. First large iron rail bridge erected in […]

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