44 Argyle Street Millers Point

44 Argyle Street Millers Point

House history

Question: There are already histories written about my house. It is in a heritage precinct and several conservation and heritage reports have been produced over the years. The trouble is that there seems to be too much information and sometimes the different reports contradict each other. They don’t always provide what I’m looking for. 

Answer: One way to make sense of the diverse information and reports which a heritage listed property generates is to start by creating a timeline. This will help you sort out your house history part of the story and show up any discrepancies that may need checking against original records.

Timelines are a good way to begin putting together information for any house history and this might be all you want to do. Or, if you want to go further, a timeline can also be a first step in developing a more descriptive piece of historical writing.

In brief

  • Timeline of the land
  • The first houses
  • Wentworth Terrace
  • The 20th Century
  • How the history was found

Download the case study below.

Image: Looking north from Observatory Hill, 1864. State Library of NSW Digital Order No. a260002. 

Last updated: Tuesday, 10 February 2015