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Gleniffer Brae

Location: Murphys Avenue, Keiraville, NSW 2500

Constructed: 1937-1939


Historic Gleniffer Brae Manor House adorns the grounds of the picturesque Wollongong Botanic Garden, overlooking a sweeping vista of the city and the escarpment. Built in 1938-39 for a member of the Hoskins steel-making family, it was both a gentleman's residence and manager's house for a large industrial complex. The English Tudor style manor house is now home to the Conservatorium of Music. This enchanting place will more than reward you for a visit.


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Name of item: Gleniffer Brae
Other name/s: Glenifer Brae; Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
Type of item: Complex / Group
Collection: Landscape - Cultural
Category: Historic Landscape
Location: Murphys Avenue, Keiraville, NSW 2500
Local Govt: Wollongong City
Designer: House: Geoffrey D. Loveridge (of G.D.Loveridge & Associates); Garden: Paul Sorensen
Builder: Mr L Benbow; Joinery: W.W.Todd & Son; Bricks/tiles: W.Wilson & Co.; Stone: Hawkesbury Sandstone Co.
Constructed: 1937-1939
Current use: Conservatorium of Music and function centre, University facility, Botanic Garden (grounds)
Former use: Aboriginal land, semi-rural estate residence, school