Lane Cove historic landmark gets high tech upgrade

  • May 26, 2016

One of the oldest buildings in Lane Cove is set for a high-tech upgrade following a community grant from the federal government.

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, announced Lane Cove Historical Society would receive funding to install interactive information hubs at the historic Carisbrook House in Lane Cove.

“I am delighted we have been able to secure funding for this historic gem.

“Built in the late 1800s, Carisbrook remains the oldest house in the local area and a very important community building, highlighting our history.

“Hundreds of school children and visitors go to the house each year and this funding will help the Lane Cove Historical Society install equipment to better showcase elements of the property, enhancing the experience and hopefully attracting more people,” he said.

Mr Zimmerman said the funding, totaling $6,930, would also support the installation of a projector and a motion sensor to deliver an 1880s ambient soundscape in several rooms.

“The new information hubs and integrated sound will support the great work already undertaken by the Lane Cove Historical Society, who have furnished the house to the mid-Victorian period with an extensive collection of antiques and hand-worked household utensils.

“Carisbrook provides a tangible experience of what life would be like in the 19th century in Lane Cove and I’m thrilled the federal government is able to support it.”

Carisbrook House was built in 1884 by Rachel and Thomas Brooks in a Victorian style. Its gardens and grounds run down to Burns Bay.

Carisbrook is owned by Lane Cove Council. The collections, tours and other interpretive programs are provided by the Lane Cove Historical Society. It is located at 334 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove.

The federal government grant was delivered through the Stronger Communities Programme.