George Hudson & Son Limited of Sydney manufactured ready to erect timber and corrugated iron 'kit homes' from about 1905 until the mid 1960s. A number of Hudson homes still survive in the Hawkesbury district.


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  • anon

    I've purchased a few of their catalogues which are rare collectors items. My guess is that they published about 50 over their long history. The Caroline Simpson Library (at the rear of The Mint) has a great collection.

    Mar 21, 2017
  • anon

    Thanks Ross, The Caroline Simpson Library part of Sydney Living Museums is located in Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW.

    The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection is open to anyone with an interest in the history of house and garden design and interior furnishing in NSW. The strength of the collection lies in its wide range of formats, including architectural pattern books, architectural fragments, wall and floor coverings, manufacturers’ trade catalogues and sample books, garden ornament, fittings (including curtain and blind hardware, door and window furniture), soft furnishings and trimmings, personal papers and manuscripts, pictures, photographs, books, periodicals and oral histories.

    The library was established in 1984 and renamed in 2004 in honour of Caroline Simpson OAM (1930-2003), after her outstanding collection of Australian colonial furniture, pictures and objets d’art was donated to the Historic Houses Trust of NSW and an endowment established in her memory.

    Apr 07, 2017

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