Roseneath Cottage

Colonial Georgian cottage of sandstock bricks with turned timber columns built as a private residence but later used by a number of small denominational schools.

Milestone
Constructed
1835 - 1837
Property
Occupied by
Owned by
1835 - 1845
Occupied by
1840
Owned by
1849 - 1854
Owned by
1854 - 1861
Occupied by
Aug 1854 - Jun 1855
Occupied by
Jan 1862 - 1864
Occupied by
Oct 1887 - 1889
Type

Roseneath Cottage

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2015

Roseneath, an elegant Colonial Georgian style residence, was built between 1835 and 1837 as a family home for Scottish emigrant, Janet Templeton and her children. Overlooking the northern section of Parramatta Park (formerly Governor's Domain), the building housed several private schools in the latter half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Private Schools of Roseneath Cottage

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2015

Built between 1835 and 1837 as a private family residence, Roseneath Cottage in Parramatta became home to several private schools in the latter half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including: Mr Baly's Boarding Establishment for Young Gentlemen; Mrs Mary W M'Ghie's Educational Establishment, a 'first-class boarding school for young ladies'; and St Ronan's, a 'High Class Day and Boarding School for Girls', the bud from which Tara Anglican School for Girls bloomed.