Project Description

ST CLAIR VILLA: 175 Years of Goulburn History

This narrative about St Clair Villa in Sloane Street Goulburn has been created as a component of a project undertaken by the Goulburn Mulwaree Council, to restore the historic St Clair building and property, which is one of the most significant domestic buildings in the city, and which houses the museum and archives of the Goulburn & District Historical Society. The eminent Goulburn historian Stephen James Tazewell OAM wrote in 1969 of St Clair that:

‘The house dates from 1847 and is one of Goulburn’s earliest landmarks. Its architecture is of some merit and its front verandah with its beautiful columns is featured in Hardy Wilson’s ‘Old Australian Architecture’. As its future is at present rather precarious it is hoped the Society will be able to purchase the old home, preserve it, and make it into an historical and folk museum for the general public.

It is intended that ST CLAIR VILLA: 175 Years of Goulburn History will be published late in 2017.