Strawberry Hill at Barmup

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Strawberry Hill farm sits on Menang Noongar Country at a place called Barmup, meaning ‘place of tall trees’. For many thousands of years Barmup was an important campsite and place of shelter for Menang people, situated along a well-worn walking track with a ready supply of fresh water.

It was on this site in 1826 when the British established a military outpost at King George Sound (later Albany) that the first farm in Western Australia was established, and likely the state’s first fences.

In 1833 the new Government Resident at King George Sound, Sir Richard Spencer, purchased the Government Farm, then known as Strawberry Hill. He lived here with his wife, Lady Anne, and their ten children.

After a period of neglect, in 1889 by Francis and Augusta Maud Bird purchased and restored the house and farmed the land.

Transferred to the National Trust in 1964, the place is being conserved to appropriately reflect its significance. We have been working hard over recent years to undertake consultation with Menang people to tell the shared history of this cultural landscape.

Soak up the many stories a visit to Strawberry Hill at Barmup offers. Start your visit in the award-winning Visitor Hub, explore new interpretation in the 1836 house and take one of the self-guided tours of the grounds to appreciate the surrounding cultural landscape.

Facilities

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet

Activities

Walks

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

National Trust

Accreditation

National Trust

Rates

FREE – National Trust Members
AUD7 – Student Concession or Adult Concession
AUD10 – Adult
AUD25 – Family group of four (2 adults and 2 children 5-17 yrs or one adult and 3 children 5-17 yrs)
AUD7 – Group bookings (10 or more people) price per person*
*Schools by appointment

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