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Homewood

Project Type: Conservation works programme

Client: Joy McKean
 

Location: 1279 Nulla Nulla Creek Rd, Bellbrook
 

'Homewood' - the childhood home of country music artist Slim Dusty who was born David Gordon Kirkpatrick, is believed to have been constructed c1915.

At the time of preparing the conservation works programme 'Homewood' had not been listed as a heritage item nor had a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) been prepared. The property has since been listed as a local heritage item and nominated for State listing.

The conservation works programme identified, costed and prioritised works with the higher priority issues being to stabilise the fabric and keep the weather out. The purpose of the programme was to assist the owner in seeking funding, over a period of time, to undertake conservation works. It was acknowledged in the programme that works identified may need to be reviewed in light of any recommendations from a CMP.

The place consists of a house - not habitable, out house, foundations only of the original cow bails, cow bails, fowl house and associated yard elements.

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