Dario Tomat, Chair of the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) is spearheading this Raise the roof campaign.
After many months of filling buckets and mopping floors, the National Trust of Tasmania has commissioned the re-roofing of the historic Clarendon House at Evandale in Northern Tasmania by securing $261,000 in Australian Government funding under the Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Package.
BUT a further $70,000 is needed to complete the roof before we can even start repairing all the upstairs water damage.
Set in 7 hectares of beautiful riverside parklands, this Georgian country mansion, with Italianate facade and servants' quarters, has a heritage walled garden, several farm outbuildings and a rare avenue of elms. It is also home to the Australian Fly Fishing Museum and the Norfolk Plains Heritage Centre.
Last year, the downstairs dining and drawing rooms were magnificently refurbished after a donation of furniture, paintings and objects from Australian designer Ros Palmer. Once the roof is repaired, we'd like to continue this work throughout the house with other designers who have a passion for heritage.
The new roof will replace the roof installed at Clarendon in 1880, making this only the third roof in the property's 200 years. 10,000 Welsh slates are being imported to match the 1880's roof as closely as possible.
But we can't do it without your help!
By supporting this major fundraising campaign, you can become part of Clarendon's incredible history by helping to protect its future.
You can directly donate to the Clarendon roof or you can choose a perk that rewards your kind generosity. Please note that if you contribute to a perk your donation may not be wholly tax-deductible.