When Herbert Porter and his bride Florence Jolley moved into their freestanding Edwardian terrace house in 1910, their thoughts were focused on the future - furnishing the house, business and family. Sadly, Herbert fell victim to the influenza epidemic in 1919, and Florence was left to raise two girls, Ella and Hazel.
Herbert and Florence could not have imagined that Ella and Hazel, who remained single and lived in the house all of their lives, would one day bequeath the house to the National Trust, an ambition realised after the death of Hazel in 1997.
Miss Porter's House is a National Trust NSW property and forms an important part of Newcastle West history. Visitors can view a time capsule of life in the 20th century which include:
•100 years of collectables
• unique stencilled ceilings
• collections of fabrics, clothing, and craft materials
• the historic fernery and the intimate period garden
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PO Box 2358 Dangar NSW 2309
(02) 4927 0202
A happy band of volunteers organise, guide, fund raise, publicise, celebrate .... More volunteers always welcome
434 King Street, Newcastle West, New South Wales 2302
Second Sunday of each month (except January) from 1 to 4, and Australia Day, Heritage Week and on special days.
$8 adults, $6 concessions and children (free under five years). Free for National Trust members.
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