Ackerman's Cottage - Hill End, New South Wales by Marilyn Harris
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Ackerman’s Cottage – Hill End, New South Wales

Featured in Inspiring our World, Far West and Central NSW, Cottage Style and A Garden Somewhere

Built by the Ackerman family in 1857, this dwelling is one of the oldest on display during Open Day. It is still lived in today by a 5th generation member of the Ackerman family. Photo taken with permission.

Ackerman’s Cottage is a carefully restored miners cottage in the Germantown section of the village. In Hill End’s heyday of the 1870’s, vineyards once grew in the large front paddock of the property and the orchard is still evident out back.

Heritage Council of New South Wales

By mid 1851, alluvial gold was first found in the Hill End goldfields. The population of Hill End exploded following these early discoveries and, by the second rush in 1872, it was the largest inland settlement in the NSW colony. One of the most remarkable things about Hill End now is the virtual lack of development since the gold rush with almost all of the buildings dating back to the boom years around 1872 and it is this unique collection of buildings, relics, artefacts, structures, archaeological sites and landscape elements which are, individually and collectively, of outstanding architectural, aesthetic and research value.

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Shutter Speed: 1/1000sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 400

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Comments

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago

    So pleased to see this one Marilyn – I have one almost identical which I haven’t put up yet – love the archway leading in to the cottage.

  • Thanks so much Rosalie! Appreciate! Look forward to seeing your pic! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Lovely shot :)

  • Thank you so much Julie! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Lovely peak through the canopy of green

  • Thanks so much Kathilee :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 3 years ago

    nice!

  • Thanks Dougie! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this historic building Marilyn – typical Aussie/Kiwi with the corrogated iron roof !

  • Thanks so much Roy! Yes, so Aussie! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

  • Thank You so much Sandra and Cottage Style for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • DashTravels
    DashTravelsover 3 years ago

    Great shot. Nicely framed. I wandered past the cottage but somehow missed this view.

  • Thanks so much! Appreciate your comment! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • sharlee
    sharleeover 3 years ago

  • Thank You so much Sharlee and A Garden Somewhere for this honour! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...15 days ago

    This would be a great entry for our Arbors & Pergolas Challenge HERE

  • Thanks Dee – Have entered! :o)

    – Marilyn Harris

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