Goomalling – Slater Homestead

The Slater Homestead is just 2km east of Goomalling. We visited on Sunday Morning and were greeted by Councillor Wendy Williams. She gave us a tour of the homestead, told us about the history of the homestead and the surrounding area.
The homestead is now owned by the shire and has been restored and furnished to present in beautiful condition.

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

I was amazed how much time Wendy spent with us, showing us around – all that without any entrance fees being charged. Two of the rooms in the homestead are available for stays. The rooms have been furnished with beautiful old timber antiques in keeping with the period. It sure would be an experience reminiscent of the period, including quite a walk outside to the bathroom!
At the moment the homestead is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (According to the linked webpage ‘Open Friday to Sunday from April until November from 10am to 4pm‘ but check beforehand) Should you be in the area on one of those days, it certainly would be worth a visit. Even if you are in Goomalling on a day the homestead is closed, it might be worthwhile to have a look at the outside.

Close by on the other side of the road is the Shepherd’s Grave – the grave of a shepherd that wanted to be buried on the paddock he cleared.

(Lesley’s photo)

(Lesley’s photo)

I can imagine how hard it would have been to clear the land back in those days.

(Lesley’s photo)

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1 Response to Goomalling – Slater Homestead

  1. wandwill says:

    learnt more from your blog than what we saw, Sandra and Dennis

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