House History

House History | Heritage

If a home is heritage listed, then the state or territory heritage organisation is a good place to start. There may be a conservation document, photos and other invaluable information about the property, including historical significance and architectural features.

Try searching the Australian Heritage Database

Heritage Studies: are very useful for house research. They contain information about the development of an area, a survey of streets and descriptions of estates and significant buildings. These studies involve assessing suburbs for buildings and other features that are of high conservation value, then recording and listing each of these sites along with descriptions of their architectural style and date of construction.

Published Suburb and House Histories: in some cases, particular houses may have already had histories published about them. In addition, many areas in the Shoalhaven have published suburb histories, which can provide useful background information when researching a property.

Archival Photographic Records: Making a photographic record of a heritage place or object documents it for the future, before it is lost or changed, either by progressive alterations or by the ravages of time. Photographic records are often required by authorities such the Heritage Council of NSW or local councils as part of a conditional approval for work to be carried out on a heritage place, or, in some instances, before demolition.

HeritageShoalhaven holds a small collection of Archival Photographic Records. You may search for them using the Shoalhaven Libraries catalogue

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