• CP12. Coolamine Homestead
  • Blue Water Holes Trail, Brindabella Range ACT, Australia
  • Website

Coolamine Homestead dates back to the late 1800s and was restored in the 1980s after falling into disrepair. It is one of the most visited sites in KNP, being accessible by car, and having three completely different styles of buildings, now all restored.

The buildings are known as Campbells, Southwells and the Cheesehouse.

The Southwells built the first real house in 1883 for grazing and followed up with the log cheesehouse in 1889. The builders were Fred Campbell, Fred Southwell and a Mr Franklin.

The second building shown, was the Campbells residence, built in the 1890s for summer use.

The extensive buildings and yards were falling down in the early 1970s, and as the result of a Heritage Commission grant, Bill Boyd and many others restored all buildings (with only one exception) from 1983 onwards.

Thanks Havacrack - Quick video image of the old Coolamine Homestead that is in the north end of the Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales Australia, 2018.