Last week, we received news that Terragong has been approved by the Property Committee of the Historic Houses Association of Australia to join their property network.
The HHA began in 1988, bringing together the 'friends' of some of Sydney’s most important buildings, such as Elizabeth Bay House and Vaucluse House, in support of the NSW Government’s Historic Houses Trust. In 2014, the association became national and fully independent of government. It is now a registered charity and volunteer organisation, with a growing national membership and reach.
Since the 1970's, Terragong has been on the Register of National Estate with the Australian Heritage Commission, as well as on the Register of the National Trust of Australia. The HHA property network inclusion adds to this recognition of Terragong's exceptional standing as part of Australia's built heritage.
Custodians of historic houses around Australia join the HHA to increase public awareness of our nation's built heritage and the many issues facing owners today. HHA is a strong advocacy and lobby group that provides owners with the opportunity to hear from industry experts, meet with other owners and share knowledge and experiences.
Photo credit: Terragong staircase from formal Dining Room, Anson Smart for Belle Magazine.