Friday, 4 October 2013

Aronda

‘Aronda’ is a fine example of late Victorian architecture in the Shellharbour area. Originally part of D’Arcy Wentworth grants, the house was built c.1890 on land owned by George Laurence Fuller and reputedly by Fuller. The property passed to Miss Edith Fuller when her father died in 1917, where she lived c1920-1922.

Ellen Arnold purchased this and the adjoining property c.1923-25, where she conducted a boarding establishment from the adjacent wooden building. Ellen Arnold and her sisters continued to live at Aronda. Upon his retirement, George Cubitt Arnold (Ellen’s Arnold’s father, local baker, bacon curer, formerly of ‘Beau Vista’, Shellharbour married Mary Ann) moved in with his daughter until his death in 1926.

Ellen’s nephew, John Thomas James (son of Rachel James (nee Arnold) and Thomas James) inherited the property upon the death of Ellen in 1964.

 
Aronda, Shellharbour c.2003
Aronda, Shellharbour Images
Shellharbour City Libraries
Aronda, Shellharbour Images
Shellharbour City Libraries


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