Project Description

‘THE WALLPAPERED MANSE: THE RESCUE OF AN ENDANGERED HOUSE’ – 2013

This book is about the former Presbyterian Manse in Moruya, a coastal town on the south coast of NSW. The publication traces the history of the manse since its construction in 1865 and the conservation project, which has brought the property back to life. But the publication has a much wider sweep, as it chronicles the life and times of the town, and the events that fashioned both the manse and its township. The extraordinary feature of the manse is its [undiscovered] interiors, which were paneled in kauri pine, and decorated with subsequent layers of wallpaper, hence the title.