Revealing the Layered History of Gallop House: Conservation, Interpretation and Archaeology

When: 10:00am - 16/03/2018

Location: Stirling House 49 Broadway Nedlands

Gallop House

 

Gallop House sits within an area known as Nanulgarup to the Whadjuk Noongar people. It was also the site of one of the first farms in the Swan River Colony under Captain Adam Armstrong who called it Dalkeith Farm. The existing house was built by James Gallop I in the 1870s on a portion of this earlier farm. In 2016 the National Trust of Western Australia launched a composer in residence program at Gallop House, generously supported by the Federal Government’s Prelude Program. In this talk Trust Archaeologist, Leanne Brass, will explore some of the major conservation, landscaping, interpretation and archaeological work undertaken by the Trust at Gallop House prior to the launch of the composer in residence program. Of key public interest was a partnership program with the University of Western Australia aimed at exploring the archaeological evidence associated with the existing house and earlier demolished structures. Archaeological excavations undertaken as part of a university field school revealed the foundations of a cottage, remnants of a chimney and more than 6,000 artefacts, a selection of which will be displayed as part of the talk. The conservation of the house and gardens, generously supported by the Feilman Foundation will also be touched on.

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