This small, five room, stone cottage, on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, was surrounded by paddocks when it was built in 1860.
Originally part of the Campbell family's 32,000 acre
The cottage was built as a home for families
The first occupants, William and Mary Ginn,
In 1874 George and Flora Blundell moved
in and stayed there for nearly 60 years.
In 1913 the Commonwealth acquired the estate to form part of the new Federal Capital Territory.
The Blundells continued to live there during this time.
The cottage is one of the few stone buildings which
It is a hands-on museum and a memorial to the early
The High Court of Australia and the National Gallery
Thursday and Saturday 10-11.30am and 12-4pm
Wendouree Drive, Parkes ACT
Free parking available at rear of cottage.
Source:Australian Govt: Blundell's Cottage