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Ellen Brook Road, Margaret River 

This historic property is located in the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park. Built in 1857 by pioneer settlers Alfred and Ellen Bussell, Ellensbrook was home to their family of 12 children. Three generations of Bussells were associated with Ellensbrook for more than 100 years.

Initially the dwelling was of simple construction but with more prosperity more rooms were added. A ticket-of-leave man and local Nyoongar people were responsible for building much of the early stages of the property.

The property was donated to the National Trust in 1979 and since then major restoration works have taken place.

Today the site is significant for its association with the pioneering development of dairy farming and sheep and cattle pastoralism in the Augusta-Margaret River area during the colonial period.

Ellensbrook is open at weekends or by prior arrangement.
Bookings essential. Please allow at least 2 hours for your visit.

Cost: $2 entry to Ellensbrook or pre-arrange a guided tour of Ellensbrook and surrounding area - cost $3.50.
(National Trust member schools receive free entry to all National Trust places)

To make a booking contact the National Trust of Australia (WA)
Phone: 9321 6088 or Ellensbrook 9755 5173



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