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Statement of Significance
Last updated on - February 16, 2000
Horatio Jones' house was built in the early 1920s by Horatio Jones, an incapacitated First World War veteran, using bush timber and flattened kerosene tins. It is a substantially intact and rare example of shanty construction of the early twentieth century. It is also an unusually grand use of this humble and improvised building technique.
Horatio Jones' house demonstrates the hardships experienced by many people in the inter-war period in Australia and the ways in which they adapted to their situation.
Horatio Jones' house provides evidence of the extraordinary lifestyle of Horatio Jones' and his two sisters who transposed their civilised way of life onto a primitive environment.