Peninsula Farm

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Peninsula Farm is located on the banks of the Swan River off Johnson Road, Maylands and was one of the first farms in the colony and the earliest metropolitan residence. Peninsula Farm offers a unique opportunity to explore the first years of European settlement in Western Australia.

Constructed by Joseph Hardey in 1839, it was the third house he built on Peninsula Farm, a property originally granted to him in 1830. Over the years the house was added to, expanded outwards and upwards. At the same time, the farm became smaller and smaller.

Peninsula Farm remained in the Hardey family until 1913. Joseph Hardey and his son Richard, who took over management of the property in the late 1860’s, were highly influential in the religious, business and political activities of the colony. Peninsula Farm, however, tells more than just their stories. It also tells the stories of their wives and daughters, the women and servants who ran the house and the workers who ran the farm. It tells of farming and how families and the young colony sustained themselves.

Facilities

Activities

Birdwatching Walks

Rates

FREE – National Trust Members and children under 5 years
AUD7 – Adult Concession or Student Concession
AUD10 – Adult
AUD25 – Family Group of four
AUD7* – Group Bookings of 10 or more, price per person
* Group bookings and schools by appointment

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