Grant gets restoration rolling

Christine Elaine (History Museum officer)
Christine Elaine (History Museum officer)

Davilak House, built in 1866 as a home for Charles’ son, Lucius and his wife, was destroyed in a bushfire in 1960 and has crumbled and eroded ever since.

The $4000 grant will be put towards a treatment plan to get the ball rolling on the long-term vision to restore the building.

‘The Historical Society of Cockburn are thrilled that we have a foot on the ladder towards having the site explored and interpreted, to share the secrets of this site’s history, possibly even before pioneer settlement,’ said chairperson Diane Stewart.

Ms Stewart said the plan was the tip of the iceberg for a project she anticipated would involve members of the community interested in the area’s history.