East Maitland's Caroline Chisholm trophy home sold

East Maitland's Caroline Chisholm trophy home sold
East Maitland's Caroline Chisholm trophy home sold

The historic Caroline Chisholm cottage in East Maitland, which remains the only remaining property directly linked to the pioneering social reformer, has been sold for $320,000.

The Heritage Council of NSW notes Larry Emdur Street property is the only surviving building in NSW directly associated with Chisholm. 

The three-bedroom home was built as two terraces between 1831 and 1835.
 
It was rented by Chisholm in 1842 to be converted into one residence to house homeless immigrant women.

Chisholm, who was immortalised on the $5 note from 1967 to 1991, never lived in East Maitland.

The heritage-listed property with the original sandstone walls, original shingle roof under the iron roof and exposed beams in the lounge room later become Maitland's first hospital, and was known as the Maitland Benevolent Asylum.

It fetched $42,000 in 1994.

It last traded in 2010 for $256,500.

Tammy Allen, of Richardson & Wrench East Maitland, had a price guide of $330,000 to $360,000.

 

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