Monday, 14 October 2013

Killarney

Kiama builder Ettinghausen built ‘Killarney’, for Archibald Fuller, son of prominent land owner George Laurence Fuller, of Dunmore. It is a lovely Victorian farmhouse that now lies beside The Links Golfcourse at Shell Cove. 

George Laurence Fuller was born in Dunmore, Ireland in 1832. He arrived in Sydney with his parents and siblings in 1839 and eventually settled in the Illawarra in 1858 when he bought the Post Office Store at Gerringong. He married Sarah Cunningham Miller on the 20th April 1859 and purchased a new store in Kiama.

In 1865 he purchased 2560 acres, part of the Peterborough Estate on the Minnamurra River, and built 'Dunmore House'. By 1880, he had acquired other portions of the Estate and owned about 9000 acres. He started the blue metal industry on his property at Bass Point in 1880 and made a huge contribution to the development of Shellharbour Municipality.


Killarney at Shell Cove

'Killarney', Archie Fuller's house, Dunmore
Killarney in the 1980s with no surrounding development
Shellharbour Images, Shellharbour City Libraries


'Killarney', Archie Fuller's house, Dunmore

Killarney in the 1980s
Shellharbour Images, Shellharbour City Libraries





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