History of Pirramimma

The Blue Mountains have provided a rich source for discovery and inspiration for many: from the region’s indigenous occupants (the Gundungurra and Darug people), the colonial explorers, the convict track builders and naturalists such as Charles Darwin (who visited Wentworth Falls a stone’s throw from Pirramimma) through to present-day artists, writers and eco-warriors.

Historical Documents

As part of the process to invigorate and develop Pirramimma, the current owners commissioned Integrated Design Associates and Rose Deco Planning & Design to work on a Statement of Heritage Impact and a Conservation Management Plan. These two critical documents contain a wealth of fascinating information on the history of Pirramimma (dating back to the 1860s): its cultural significance, site history and development, and key influential figures.

  • Land Tenure
  • Remnants of previous occupations
  • Remains of the earlier property use as a camping area (1930s – 1970s)
  • New garden features (Livermore/Gaibor 1976 – 2006)
  • Persons associated with Pirramimma
  • Mr Reg Livermore’s Garden

Planning Documents

The current custodians commissioned several reports associated with the development and conservation of Pirramimma.

  • Preliminary Site Assessment & Tree Register, 168 Falls Road & 83 Wilson Street, Wentworth Falls, 2007, Integrated Design Associates
  • Pre-Development Tree Assessment Report ‘Pirramimma’ 168 – 176 Falls Road (Lot 1), Wentworth Falls, April 2009, Earthscape Horticultural Services
  • Pre-Development Tree Assessment Report ‘Pirramimma’ Lots 9, 11 & 10, 168 – 176 Falls Road & 83 Wilson Street, Wentworth Falls, July 2009, Earthscape Horticultural Services
  • Statement of Heritage Impact Lot 1 “Pirramimma” 168 – 176 Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, August 2010, Rose Deco Planning & Design
  • Pirramimma Conservation Management Plan (CMP), Rose Deco Planning & Design, March 2014
  • Appendices Pirramimma Conservation Management Plan, Rose Deco Planning & Design, August 2010
  • Pirramimma Overview, John Dillon, October 2016

Architectural Documents

The completed Development Application for the construction of Pirramimma and the surrounding house landscaping exists, including:

  • Full set of architectural Drawings – Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Hydraulic & Landscape, Peter Stutchbury Architecture, March 2014
  • Bushfire Hazard Assessment Report, Pirramimma, Wentworth Falls, Building Code & Bushfire Hazard Solutions Pty Ltd, May 2010
  • Pirramimma – Statement of Environmental Effects, Demolition & Construction of a New Dwelling, Smyth Planning, October 2010
  • Pirramimma – Development Application (DA), Blue Mountains City Council – Architectural Drawings, Plans and reports, November 2009.

Time Lapse

Although the fire of January 2019 destroyed the main residence designed by Peter Stutchbury Architects and built by Yuncken Construction, the construction of this architectural masterpiece (as well as the re-shaping and relining of the lake) was captured with time lapse photography by Electric Films.

Making History

Pirramimma is an ideal setting for both private and social gatherings and for quiet reflections or exuberant celebrations.

The current custodians held an extended family reunion at Pirramimma in September 2018.

The Guest Studio offers the perfect weekend retreat or would be ideal for an artist in residence, perhaps a writer, a painter or sculptor?

Pirramimma’s legacy awaits a new custodian.