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02-May-2019
02-May-2019

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Hillman Orchard was restored as an historical orchard and heritage reserve by the Hunters Hill Council and dedicated in 1988 as part of a project to celebrate the nation`s bicentenary in 1988. 

John Jacob Hillman was a cobbler and later also a village lamplighter. His home was originally run as a dairy, and also produced fruit and vegetables from the small orchard beside the house, which to this day is preserved as a small park called Hillman Orchard. In 1984 the house (Vienna Cottage) was purchased by the National Trust on behalf of the people of Hunters Hill, while the old orchard was bought by Hunters Hill Council. Both were opened to the public in 1988 as part of the bicentenary project.

Location

Address:Alexandra Street, next to Vienna Cottage, Hunters Hill , 2110
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.83482
Long: 151.154777
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th May, 1988
Front Inscription
MUNICIPALITY OF HUNTERS HILL
HILLMAN ORCHARD


This land was purchased by Council 
for restoration as an historical orchard  
and heritage reserve and was dedicated to 
the people of Hunter`s Hill on 
29th May, 1988 
by the Mayor. 
Ald Sheila Swain A.M. 

The assistance of the following organisations 
made this local bicentennial possible:
The Heritage Council of new South Wales. 
The Australian Bicentennia Authority.
The National Trust of Australia.
The Hunter`s Hill Trust 



 
Source: MA
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