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Savernake Station and Moveable Heritage

Location: 2341 Mulwala Road, Savernake, NSW 2646

Constructed: 1862-2012


Savernake Station, situated north-west of Albury near the Murray River, offers a unique insight into Australian pastoral and agricultural life from the perspective of the Sloane family, who have continuously farmed this land since 1862. This working property includes a 'selector's hut' dating from 1876 and a homestead dating from 1886, as well as servants' quarters, an overseer's cottage, woolshed and shearers' quarters from the early twentieth century. There are also 400 hectares of undisturbed, indigenous woodlands including a 400 year old tree surrounded by its offspring and Aboriginal cultural objects including canoe / scar trees, middens and earth ovens. The place is heritage-listed for its outstanding moveable heritage collection which includes farm machinery, domestic wares, written records and high quality film and photography of the farm under cultivation, produced by talented members of the family in successive generations. The depth, breadth and detail of the archives and photography collections comprehensively document the operations and management of the property and the family's life over four generations. It is a living museum. Farm-stay tourist accommodation and heritage tours of the old homestead building ensure that Savernake Station’s authentic historical story is publicly accessible.


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Name of item: Savernake Station and Moveable Heritage
Other name/s: Savernake Homestead, Sloane Family, Mulwala, Rifle collection, Entomology, Photograph and moving image, Aviation, Aboriginal heritage, rural heritage
Type of item: Complex / Group
Collection: Farming and Grazing
Category: Farm
Location: 2341 Mulwala Road, Savernake, NSW 2646
Local Govt: Corowa
Designer: Various
Builder: Various
Constructed: 1862-2012
Current use: Working farm with tourist features
Former use: Working farm