In 2000, Oaks Estate was nominated by the ACT National Trust for the whole precinct to be given heritage protection. You can read the nomination citation here.
The ACT Heritage Council has decided that Oaks Estate does not deserve heritage protection, despite three independent expert studies recommending strong protections to be put in place.
There have been three heritage studies of Oaks Estate, all of which recommend that the entire village should be placed on the ACT Heritage Register, that general protection should be given to abut 20 sites/houses as being of intrinsic value to the overall heritage of the village, and a few sites should be given full registration in their own right.
Pictorial history Canberra - book by Mary Machen
Historic Cemeteries in the ACT: Article by Anne Claoue-Long on Oaks Estate burial grounds
Henry "Bruiser" Robertson:, brief bio
Remnant of Canberra's early colonial history - according to Dave Reid (Amateur Historian).
Bus shelter photos
Black and white photos: use Trove to search the National Library archives
Photo on right is of a doorway at The Oaks, a heritage-listed property built by the Campbell family in about 1836.