Canberra has many iconic buildings from the Carillon to Parliament House, however, there is one special icon among Canberrans that the rest of world does not know about. Blundell Cottage was built around 1860 from stone taken from Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain. When it was first built it was surrounded by paddocks and overlooked the Molonglo River.
In 2017, the building’s stonework underwent structural conservation works. Now complete, these works have paved the way for further works which will see an enhancement to the all-important landscape setting.
Blundells Cottage and its landscape setting will provide a historic insight into the lives of the families who lived in the Cottage. This will include the families’ experiences on the Limestone Plains from the Colonial Period to the time when Canberra was selected as the site for the Federal Capital, finishing with the construction of modern Canberra. This will be the first time that the Blundells Cottage display will feature the stories relating to the whole of its twentieth century history. Don’t miss the Bundells Cottage Gala Day on Saturday 13 October, 10am-2pm, Blundells’s Cottage, Wendouree Dr, Parkes, there’ll be food stalls, live music, bush dancing, storytelling, lawn games, and so much more. The best part is it’s only a 9 minute drive from Canbhol.