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Garroorigang, Stables

Item details

Name of item: Garroorigang, Stables
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Homestead building
Primary address: 209 Braidwood Road, Goulburn, NSW 2580
Parish: Gundary
County: Argyle
Local govt. area: Goulburn Mulwaree
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP1065231
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
209 Braidwood RoadGoulburnGoulburn MulwareeGundaryArgylePrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Established in 1857, Garroorigang was originally an inn, then a school before becoming a country residence. The property has a close, lengthy and varied association with the social history of Goulburn and the surrounding district. Further, the extant stables help to reflect the building's original role as a wayside hostelry. The property is of high regional significance.
Date significance updated: 23 Jun 08
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Description

Physical description: Garroorigang is a single storey house constructed of stuccoed brick and rubble. The roof (hipped to the main house and gabled over the rear stable wing) is clad with corrugated iron. Windows are twelve pane, the front door is six panel while other doors are four panel, and there are some original fireplaces. The roof extends, in slightly broken back fashion, out over the verandah; corners of the verandah are filled in as is a gabled section near the front entrance. A cast iron Juliet balcony has been added to the rear former stable wing. The three front rooms of the former inn (bar, tap and parlour) were combined into one fine drawing room apparently when Barborne Belcher bought the premises in 1868. The house has contained fine furniture dating from the early colonial period, and also convict and bushranger relics and Aboriginal artefacts.

History

Historical notes: The land on which Garroorigang stands was granted to John Archer Broughton sometime prior to 1857. In that year a fifty acre block from the grant was bought by Charles Thomas who built the homestead. Thomas ran the building as an inn, known as the Mulwaree or Black Swan Inn, until 1868. The property was then sold to S Barborne Belcher, the former head of Goulburn Grammar School, the school having by this time been taken over as a public school. Belcher converted Thomas` inn into the Garroorigang Grammar School which operated until 1883. Later, the building became the home of the Hume family, collateral descendants of explorer Hamilton Hume (a memorial to explorers Hume and Hovell is located at the front of the homestead). Garroorigang has for some years been run as a museum. Garroorigang is a single storey house constructed of stuccoed brick and rubble. The roof (hipped to the main house and gabled over the rear stable wing) is clad with corrugated iron. Windows are twelve pane, the front door is six panel while other doors are four panel, and there are some original fireplaces. The roof extends, in slightly broken back fashion, out over the verandah; corners of the verandah are filled in as is a gabled section near the front entrance. Dummy dormer windows were added in the early 1960s, and a cast iron Juliet balcony was also added to the rear former stable wing. The three front rooms of the former inn (bar, tap and parlour) were combined into one fine drawing room apparently when Belcher bought the premises. The house has contained fine furniture dating from the early colonial period, and also convict and bushranger relics and Aboriginal artefacts.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanGarroorigang, StablesI10720 Feb 09   

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2933184


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