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Cadmans Cottage: The Story Of The Oldest House In Sydney

UP UNTIL THE IN CADMANS COTTAGE: MID 1840's 1846 Fact: Fact: THE THE ST COXSWAIN: Barnard Williams Williams was succeeded by David Smith, John Weiss and John Cadman | AST COXSWAIN: John Cadman John Cadman was the last and longest serving Coxswain until the position was abolished after 1845. the building was used as barracks-style accommodatiọn for - the cottage was occupied by the Sydney Water Police. During this time, the building was extended to accommodate offices and lock-up cells. as Coxswain. time travel to Sydney's colonial past. 43 出 Did you know? The cottage's Georgian design was copied from English pattern books and widely attributed to Francis Greenway, a British architect who was transported to Australia for the crime Barnard Williams was convicted in 1804 in He was put to work in the dockyard but was soon given the task of He was granted the position of NSW Government Coxswain in John Cadman, originally sentenced to death for He was pardoned by Governor Macquarie in He stayed in the house with his family, from 1827 until his retirement in 1845. 1821 and was named the 1808 by Governor Macquarie and remained in the position for 00000 new coxswain because Government Coxswains and their families. of his experience working on boats near Bristol prior to his sentence. stealing a horse at Worcester in 1797, was deported to Australia in 1798 after his original London Fact: In the late 1850s, the water police moved to a purpose-built building on Phillip Street that serves as the Justice and Police Museum today. of forgery. for stealing silk and linen and was deported to Australia in 1807 aboard the Duke of Portland. record keeping because of his ability to read and write. 14 The main duties of the Government Coxswain were to manage the repairs and manning of the Naval Officer's boat and the Government Barge. sentence was commuted years. to transportation for life. BETWEEN IN IN 1864-1926 1972 1988 TODAY storey building was built beside the cottage by the Sydney Sailors' Home Trust. i OARKS & WILDLIA The cottage fell under the ownership of the National Parks and Wildlife Service Restoration of the cottage began, after it was named a heritage What did they find in the 1988 dig? site under the National (NPWS). INSWI Under the floors of the Located on the Parks and Wildlife Act. The group was was devoted to reforming and housing vagabond seafarers and wanderers. Later, control of the site was handed over to the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority. It was renovated the same year as an information centre for the park. cottage, archaeologists found a maze of drain systems built and rebuilt over 150 years. western side i That same year, a major archeological investigation was undertaken the building is being used as the home for the Sydney Harbour National Park's information centre and can be viewed by the public. of Circular Quay, The excavation also revealed fragments of clay roof tiles dating from the 1780s-1790s, a bottle bearing the same government mark was found above the door of cottage and clay pipes marked Cork or Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever). Did you know? The cottage was later resumed by the Maritime Service. Did you know? During high tide, the water is said to have come within 8 feet (2.4 m) of Cadmans Cottage. Fact: in preparation for Australia's bicentennial Georgian-style house that we know today as CADMANS COTTAGE During the renovation of the building in 1972, several accretions (the build-up of sediment over time) to the building were removed, revealing the original sandstone structure of the building. Cadman's Cottage is the oldest building in The Rocks and the third oldest building in Sydney. With this exception, all the smaller non-descript buildings of the period of first settlement at Sydney Cove have vanished. the Due to the reclamation of land during the building of Circular Quay, the waterline has moved about 100 metres away since 1816. was built by CONVICT WORKERS in 1816. redevelopment. HomeLoan experts 1300 889 743 | storey FOUR

Cadmans Cottage: The Story Of The Oldest House In Sydney

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Australia was discovered less than 250 years ago and only became a nation in 1901, making us one of the youngest western nations in the world. Here’s the secret history that you (probably) didn’t know.


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