By Cathy Jones
In response to inquiries about the cottage in Strathfield Park. There was a cottage in Strathfield Park. From 1947 it was leased at 11 /- (shillings) per week to S. Begnell, a member of Council’s outdoor workforce, who resided in the cottage and performed some oversight of park’s activities. Issues were raised regularly regarding the condition of the cottage which is described as a weatherboard cottage. In 1952, Council vacated the cottage and in February 1953, Council called a tender for the removal and/or demolition of the cottage. The cottage was demolished and all utilities disconnected in November 1953.
The aerial photo is dated c.1947 and shows the location of the cottage. I haven’t any other photos of this structure – if anyone has any old photos of the cottage and of Strathfield Park generally, donations of photos and documents are appreciated.
Strathfield Council, Minutes of Council meetings 1947-1953
© Cathy Jones 2018
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