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The Old Farm, Strawberry Hill

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Opening Soon Open on Sat-Sun,1:00pm-4:00pm;Open on Mon-Fri,10:00am-4:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: 174 Middleton Road, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia

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[Attraction Guide] Detailed address: 174MiddletonRd, AlbanyWA6330, Australia Transportation Guide: Public transportation is not very convenient. There are branch flights from Perth to Albari every day, which takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. It is recommended to drive or travel with a group. It takes about five hours to drive from Perth. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00-16:00 Ticket price: Donation Highlights Features: Centennial Noble Manor, "Old Farm" on the Strawberry Hill in Albany. Going to Western Australia in winter is the local summer, and the climate is quite pleasant, especially the small town of Albany in southern Western Australia, which has now been voted as one of the most livable cities in Australia. When domestic partners wear down and freeze During the dog season, summer travel in a seaside town is really envious of others. The most prestigious attraction in the small town of Albany is undoubtedly the old farm on Strawberry Hill, which is regarded by the Australian National Trust as one of the most important historical buildings in Western Australia. Although it is called the "Old Farm" with the grounding atmosphere, it is actually a small two-story building and manor with beautiful gardens and lush vegetation. The national heritage entry of the old farm grandly introduces the status of the old farm: "This is a good early example of a country gentleman's manor, including the main residence and related outbuildings." The history of the old farm can be traced back to 1827 In 1988, it was used as a vegetable garden to grow corn to provide food for soldiers in the colony. Sir Richard Spencer purchased the estate and the adjacent 43 hectares of land from the government in 1833, and later built larger two-story houses, as well as buildings such as sheds, barns, and stables. , And was later destroyed in a fire. In 1889, the architect Francis Bird purchased Strawberry Hill and carried out extensive renovations and renamed it "Old Farm" in 1890 to commemorate the creation of its former owner and as a social place. Until 1956, the Western Australian State Government purchased the farm and listed it as a historical monument. Today, the dense and towering trees in the manor are the seeds that Sir Spencer sown here.

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  • 619jeffry

    Western Australia's first agricultural enterprise

    The Old Farm on Strawberry Hill was first settled in 1827, before the Swan River colony was established in 1829. For many years the farm flourished, producing a variety of fruits, vegetables and tree ...

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  • 94suej
    Perth, Australia

    A time capsule

    This was the first farm in Western Australia, settled in the early 1820's. There is a National Trust guided tour of the main house included in the $10 entry. Well worth it. Learning about the Spencer'...

    Reviewed on /Date(1623205017000+0800)/
  • 666geofft

    Interesting tour - friendly and informative

    The environs were a bit rough being the end of summer. Took the tour which was most informative and friendly - learnt of the Spencers and the Birds. Had nice tea and snack and chat in the visitor cent...

    Reviewed on /Date(1614734127000+0800)/
  • maureencJ7472YN

    A special place in settler history

    An opportunity to see how early settlers lived, set in a nice cottage garden. The buildings and garden are cared for by enthusiastic volunteers who also conduct tours around the house and garden. Tea ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1611693811000+0800)/
  • harrybT7170NL

    Oldest Farm in State.

    We had a lovely guide and walked around the cottage and briefly around the gardens, I love pioneer history and found this place quite interesting, although there is no farm remaining to see as such it...

    Reviewed on /Date(1611670630000+0800)/

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