The Pines and Roughley House
The Pines and Roughley House(circa 1856)shows the story of the Roughley family of Dural, from Convict Chains to Community Champion. This family home built in 1856, has silently witnessed five generations of the family live, learn and grow up in the Dural and surrounding districts. There story is a reflection of a youthful yet changing nation. Called the 'The Pines' after the many towering pine trees planted by various generations of the Roughley family, Roughley House commands spectacular views of the Blue Mountains and north western Sydney. A visit to The Pines is more than ageing furniture and artefacts. You will be transported to a very different Australia. Through the houses time capsuled rooms hear the hardships of convict living, the family's determination to seek a new life, growing prosperity and joy tempered with family tragedy and pain- plus a few larrrikin yarns.
The Pines is a 'whole house' collection. The rooms are time capsuled and contain many household colonial and turn of the century items. The collection also contains many family and community items pertaining to the history of the local area. There are also out buildings and farm equipment on the grounds.