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Collingwood

Location: Birkdale Crescent, Liverpool, NSW 2170

Constructed: 1811-1857


Collingwood House Estate is a remnant cultural landscape that demonstrates the changing use and occupation of the site and the significant transition of the place from an agricultural estate to an industrial estate during the 19th century. Originally known as Bunker's Farm, this estate was one of the earliest and largest land grants in the region, which played an important role in the development of agriculture and early industries in the colony. The house complex is a rare example of modified colonial Georgian residence that demonstrates the evolution of domestic colonial architecture and its adaptation to the Australian environment from the early 1800s to the 1860s. It is one of only a small number of houses that remain from the Macquarie period, and one of the earliest examples conforming to the strict building code relating to materials, form, dimensions and siting decreed by Governor Macquarie on 26 December, 1810. The evolution of the house in terms of its fabric, dimensions and layout, is also illustrative of the social and economic standing of its various owners within the colony, their resources, and the genteel lifestyle to which they aspired.


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Name of item: Collingwood
Other name/s: Bunker's Cottage, Bunker's Farm, Liverpool Golf Course, Collingwood Heritage Precinct, Discovery Park
Type of item: Complex / Group
Collection: Farming and Grazing
Category: Homestead Complex
Location: Birkdale Crescent, Liverpool, NSW 2170
Local Govt: Liverpool
Designer: Earliest section of house unknown. c.1857 renovations by architect William Weaver.
Builder: Earliest section convict-built.
Constructed: 1811-1857
Current use: house museum, cultural centre.
Former use: 1810 + Farmstead and complex, 1939-69 - Liverpool Golf Course Club House