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Rouse Hill House and The Rouses Revised Edition

Caroline Rouse Thornton

Rouse Hill House and The Rouses Revised Edition


Rouse Hill House is unique. It is believed to be the oldest large scale house in Australia. The long association of house and family is the distinguishing feature which has allowed the survival of the 'time-capsule' rooms. 

The author is a descendant of Richard Rouse, the builder of the house, and his wife, Elizabeth. She was brought up on the property, spending much of her time listening to her Grandmother's engaging but remarkably accurate accounts of times gone by. Her research has also been largely based on an extensive collection of original family documents inherited from her father, Gerald Terry. This research is viewed against the wider sweep of Australian history. 

In this revised and expanded edition of Rouse Hill House and the Rouses, the author throws fresh light on the history of the house and family, and the strange twist of fate which led to the preservation of the house, it's furnishings and its distinctive atmosphere. Rouse Hill Estate is now in the care of Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust of NSW).

Caroline Rouse Thornton 
Published 2014
380 Pages
240mm x 160mm
ISBN: 9780646941202

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