ROSS - SHEEP PADDOCK
Here we have a sheep paddock
with an empty house in it.
This is a short timeline of the site taken from Parks & Wildlife's web page
It's the period from 1847-1854 that is the main focus of the displays and most material written about the site.
There is only one building still standing. Originally, it was two conjoined cottage, each of which consisted of two main rooms with a small room on the back. This is the rear cottage, with a room on either side of the door
and the little room at the back.
The front cottage has been enlarged.
The rooms on the right are the original two roomed cottage (same as the one shown earlier). Two rooms have been added on the left, with a central hallway joining them to the original part, making a four roomed house.
This is the side of the house, originally the back of the cottage. I hadn't noticed until I was editing this photo, but you can see the doorway that must have led to the little back room (there's a sandstone doorsill at the bottom, and the a vertical line above it shows where the doorway was filled in with stone).
Inside the house is a small museum, but I'll leave that for Mr Squirrel. Anything I write about the site that will be duplicating what has been done better elsewhere on the web, in particular the Parks & Wildlife site and the Female Factory website
Inside, there is a model of the site, the two cottages are at the bottom (the addition is shown with clear walls).
On the Parks site, there's a map that shows the present day remains related to the demolished buildings.
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