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“Always a charming place to visit”
Review of Ellensbrook

Ellensbrook
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Owner description: In 1857 Ellen and Alfred Bussell chose the site of their new home. Sheltered from the winter storms, the site had access to fresh water and was surrounded by fertile soil. Over the decades the house was built in stages by ticket-of-leave convicts, deserting seamen and local Noongars. The Ellensbrook venture was successful, with income derived from the sale of beef, butter and cheese. Much of the success was due to the practical skills, energy and sound management of Ellen. Alfred and Ellen left Ellensbrook in 1865. Between 1871 and 1877 Ellensbrook was managed, and the homestead extended, by the eldest of their five daughters, Fanny. Later, the second daughter Edith made Ellensbrook her permanent home. In 1899 she established the Ellensbrook Farm Home for Aboriginal Children. The Home continued for 17 years during which time Edith continued the tradition of extending the main building. The Noongar name for the locality is Mokidup, and it was a traditional summer camping spot for thousands of years.
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Our last visit to Ellensbrook was in July 2009 and as always it didn't disappoint. This National Trust listed property is always beautifully kept and, even after several visits, I always find something I missed beforehand when looking through the cottage. The walk to the waterfall is beautiful too. A photographers paradise in winter/spring when the stream is in full flow and everything is green and lush.

Thank PGPerth
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