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Bid to protect Stroud House with State heritage listing

SOME of the most influential pioneers in Stroud’s history have called the iconic Stroud House home.

Now its latest caretaker, Dr Jonathan King and his wife, Jane, are on a quest to have the building listed on the State Heritage Register to ensure it is preserved indefinitely.

The National Trust and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage staff who assessed the house and were impressed with its “remarkable character” have supported the application.

The NSW Heritage Council must now throw its opinion into the mix and make a recommendation to the state government.

Dr King, a prominent historian, is the fourth-generation member of his family to live in the Georgian-colonial style home.

The first was Admiral Phillip Parker King, the son of NSW governor Philip Gidley King, who came to Australia as a second lieutenant of HMS Sirius with the First Fleet in 1788.

Phillip Parker King became a director of the Australian Agricultural Company after he left the navy and was based in Stroud to manage the company’s affairs out west.

His son Philip Gidley King, who was named after his grandfather, worked for the same company as the Superintendent of Flocks.

Article courtesy of the Dungog Chronicle
To read the full article – Dungog Chronicle

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One Comment on “Bid to protect Stroud House with State heritage listing”

  1. diana torrance (nee webster) August 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    I would love to see the stroud house on the heritage listing i have always loved the house it was part of my growing up in Stroud that i love

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