Located at 135 Francis Street, Richmond, New South Wales, ‘Clear Oaks’ has also been known as Onus Farm and as Moxey’s Farm after two of the previous owners. The house is believed to have been built pre 1819 during the time of Governor Lachlan Macquarie by David Langley, a former sea captain and glassmaker. Langley’s wife, Ann, died in 1818 when she fell down the outside steps of the house. In 1819 the farm was sold to emancipated convict Joseph Onus (1782-1835). The non-symmetrical footprint of the structure and the construction materials suggest that the house was built in stages over time.
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See also article published on 10 April 2008 Sydney Morning Herald
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