Old houses and their occupants always have significant history that should be remembered. No doubt this property was built by hard work and hardship. Today it stands a ruin nestled among the Lombardy poplars with a sign on its gate - "The Poplars", the only visible link to its no doubt fascinating history.
Its likely it will just deteriorate and one day someone will knock it down. Hopefully someone can find a way to restore it.
Any information on the Gyles-Brown Family and this property is gratefully received.
Death Notices from - Sydney Morning Herald
8th March 1935
BROWN - March 7, 1935 at his residence, The
Poplars, Meadow Flat, Harry Elliott, eldest son of
the late Henry Giles and Caroline Elizabeth Brown.
and beloved brother of Alfred E., Arthur J., and
Carrie B. Brown, aged 81 years.
Birth Notices from - Sydney Morning Herald
20th September 1924.
BROWN-GOOCH - September 3, 1924, at St. Andrew's, Church of England, Strathfield, ArthurJames, fourth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.Gyles Brown, of The Poplars, Meadow Flat, to
Caroline Ellen (Lena), third daughter of the late
H. Gordon Gooch and Mrs. Gooch, of Te Aute, Moss-