This picturesque stone and mud brick dwelling known as ‘The Homestead’ can be found 2.5 kilometers east of Goomalling on the Dowerin Goomalling Road and was the first development in the area, built in 1856 by George Slater.
The barn and shepherds hut were erected in the early 1860’s, with the school room and residence being built in 1868. During the gold rush era of the 1880’s the Wayside Inn was built, becoming the alternate route to the Yilgarn, now a developing tourism route known as the Pioneers Pathway The Shire of Goomalling acquired the iconic homestead in 2000 and as a consequence a Conservation Plan was prepared and the homestead considered and entered into the State Register of Heritage Places The Homestead is open weekends from the beginning of March to the end of November from 10 – 4 with Devonshire teas and light lunches available to visitors. Enjoy an overnight stay in the delightfully refurbished School House Residence or Main Homestead.
Special occasions and group bookings are most welcome, and we would delight in sharing part of our states early pioneering history with you. For further information and prices contact Andrea: 0428 569 090 or Wendy: 0429 468 763