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National Trust's Dundullimal Property
- Dundullimal Homestead.
Dundullimal is Australia’s oldest timber slab homestead and Dubbo’s oldest building open to the public.
Built in the early 1840s Dundullimal is a finely crafted, rustic home with its interior remarkably sophisticated for its time.
The property reflects the essential elements of rural life on a large, isolated property during the nineteenth century.
Louvre and multiple-paned glazing opening onto the verandah.
‘tent’ shaped plaster ceiling in the sitting room.
wallpaper reproduced from an 1850 patent.
master bedroom complete with iron bed and campaign chest....John Maughan was a wealthy merchant who owned several properties including Dundullimal. His travelling chest is still featured in the bedroom, topped with a Victorian mirror.
Including the traditional sandstone stables complex with -
sunken cool room
stores and stables
Set on 4 hectares Dundullimal is surrounded by farmland but only 5 minutes from Dubbo city centre (2km past the Western Plains Zoo).
You can experience Australian pioneering history with a leisurely self guided tour of the property. The homestead's garden is traditional and spacious providing ideal spots for picnics and children's play.
Children will enjoy a visit to the aviary or chickens and ducks.
A guided tour package is available for Tour Groups that includes morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea.
Special interest tours - two people / one place; then & now, heritage site studies & architecture tours are available.
Educational programs for primary and secondary schools.
Book a guided tour (48 hours in advance)
Parking for cars and coaches
Disables access and facilities
About Dundullimal Homestead.
23L Obley Rd
Dubbo NSW 2830 Australia
Phone 02 6884 9984
Tuesday to Saturday - 11am to 3pm daily
Dundullimal Reserve - this riverside reserve on the south western side of Dubbo City is good for picnicking, bird watching and fishing. Tracker Riley cycleway extends to Dundullimal from the Western Plains Zoo.
Dubbo NSWone of 18 regions in the HIGHWAY WEST, family of NSW Town Websites.
The ‘shed’ cafe offers a diverse menu that has something for everyone. Espresso coffee, Timbrebongie orange juice, homemade muffins, scones, soups, salads with a variety of lunch time choices.
2013 Saw the relocation of the Timbrebongie/Buddah church (built in 1870) from Narromine to Dundullimal Homestead.
This building has a link to the local McKillop family and includes the pulpit, font, hymnal and a cross made by Duncan McKillop (cousin Saint Mary McKillop).
This building is not consecrated now however it has been both a Catholic and Presbyterian church.
The original church was moved from Dundullimal to Brocklehurst, this church was consecrated by the Church of Scotland.