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Historic 1860 worker’s dwelling that was home to people when Canberra was little more than a plan, thankfully saved from demolishing to make room for Lake Burley Griffin when the local citizens chained themselves to it in protest.
The cottage was undergoing grounds works during...More
This is a historic farm.
In the past most of the farmhouses were small. Blundell’s cottage was the last farmhouse built.
A cottage tenant was taking care of this cottage.
Campbell took convicts and laborers. He preferred free immigrants though.
George Blundell with his wife...More
We were delighted to visit this historic cottage which has recently reopened after some important restoration work.
Whilst simply furnished and small you do get a real sense of what life was like in the 1860s. It's free to visit and the NCA guides have...More
Among all the grand and grandiose memorials dotted around Australia's national capital, Canberra, Blundell's Cottage is a humbler relic from days gone by.
It is a stone cottage on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, although when it was built the man-made lake was a...More
A visit to the stone, worker's cottage makes a nice change to the significant monuments and flash buildings that Canberra has become. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and paint a wonderful picture of how life was lived in the 1800s when the current site of...More
There is a sign saying that the cottage is open on Thursdays and Saturdays. We were there on a Saturday at 15H00, it was supposed to be open but it was closed! Through the window we could see the interior but we wonder if this...More
Probably geared more toward school visits, the cottage presents the life of a rural family in 1800s Australia. The artefacts, displays and stories link nicely to the establishment of Canberra as the capital of Australia. Opening hours are somewhat limited and the fact the building...More