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Dundullimul Homestead, Dubbo


Step foot in a real slice of Australian rural history.

Located just 7km south of Dubbo, Dundullimul Homestead offers a unique window into early pioneering life. This National Trust property is thought to be Australia's oldest surviving slab hut house, having been built around 1840 as the head station of a 6500 hectare squatting run. The Dundullimal run itself was established in the late 1830's by brothers Charles and Dalmahoy Campbell, and is today an absolute must see for visitors to the Great Western Plains.

Inside, you'll find an imposing sitting room with a 'tent' shaped ceiling, reproduced from an 1850 patent. The master bedroom boasts an iron bed and a campaign chest, with the rest if the house echoing this sophisticated and traditional feel.

The working areas on the property include sandstone stables, the blacksmith's forgecoach room, sunken cool room and stores. Additionally, the homestead's extensive traditional gardens are yet another reminder of this property's grand past. 

Dundullimal Homestead is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am-3pm. Enjoy a self guided tour at your leisure, or volunteers are on hand to point you in the right direction. Afterwards, be sure to relax at the onsite cafe.

Dundullimal Homestead is located at 23L Obley Rd, Dubbo, NSW.

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