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Item details

Name of item: Roselands
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Location: Lat: S 33° 28.871 Long: E149° 33.617
Primary address: 829 Vale Road, Perthville, NSW 2795
Parish: Bathurst
County: Bathurst
Local govt. area: Bathurst Regional
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
829 Vale RoadPerthvilleBathurst RegionalBathurstBathurstPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A late Victorian house with ornate detailing which however has a back wing dating from a much earlier period.
Date significance updated: 11 Jul 06
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Physical description: An interesting predominantly late Victorian house that appears to have been built in a number of stages. The front section of the house is constructed of face brickwork, with cream brick quoining at corners and openings. The brick bond is a mixture of Flemish and English bond. Attractive detailing includes a very decorative verandah with caste iron brackets and a false balcony.
The older part of the house is at the rear. It has a corrugated iron gable ended roof and a side verandah of timber posts.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:03 Dec 05
Further information: Posts and timber works needs repair. Local heritage fund assistance should be offered.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Perthville general history
An early road to the Lachlan Valley (Cowra) area of settlement went south from Bathurst through present-day Perthville, across Fitzgerald's Valley. The called the village of Perth in the Queen Charlotte’s Vale the settlement started with an inn, the Hen and Chicken Inn. The population grew with the exploitation of alluvial gold deposits in the area. The farming population increased as the gold deposits dwindled and in 1872 a committee representing 400 residents sought the establishment of a school.
Soon after federation the name of Perth was changed to Perthville, to distinguish it from the capital of Western Australia.

In 1872 Bishop Quinn invited a small group of nun’s from Mother Mary MacKillop ‘s community in South Australia to come to the Vale to provide education for country children. They form a continuing important presence is the St Joseph's Convent in Perthville.

Another association with Perthville is that of George Fish. At 21 years old, he arrived in Australia as an assisted passenger. A blacksmith he soon found work at the Forge in Perthville. He married Mary O’Riely at St Michael & St. Johns Catholic Church Bathurst on 4 August 1859. By 1862 he had established his own iron foundry on the corner of Bentinck and Russell streets, Bathurst, Here he established his reputation for ability and integrity, and his invention of the single furrow mould-board plough made his company famous throughout the region.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Country house-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Visually a late Victorian house however with considerable building fabric dating from before that period.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Additional history research important.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRoselands20119 Nov 14   
Within a conservation area on an LEPPerthville Conservation Area 19 Nov 14   
Within a conservation area on an LEPPerthville Conservation Area 19 Nov 14   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hill End Conservation Management Strategy2005F/N 5Ray ChristisonB.J. Hickson Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1080294

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