Event held on August 28

Book Launch: St Clair Villa: 175 Years of Goulburn History with Peter Freeman

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Event runs from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


It is rare for an Australian dwelling to last for more than a century and it is even more of a rarity for a small brick cottage to remain standing one hundred and seventy five years after it was commenced. It is a testament to the design and building abilities of Scot James Sinclair that St Clair Villa still stands today, albeit greatly enlarged. It is a testament to the town and city of Goulburn, its residents, and to its municipal authorities and historical societies that the Villas has been retained and nurtured. This book tells the story, in text and image, of the life and times of St Clair Villa in Goulburn. The Author, Peter Freeman, OAM, is a conservation architect, writer and illustrator, whose life has been dedicated to documenting the rural vernacular of Australia, and those significant places, buildings and people, which have enriched Australia. This is the sixteenth book in the Freeman collection, which first commenced in 1978 with the publication by Rigby of a sketchbook about the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.