Saturday 27 March 2021, 10am - 4pm
The original colonial bungalow forms part of the earliest complex of dwellings and stables on the site. The property is most noted for being the home of Australian born explorer, Hamilton Hume (1797-1873). Hume bought the cottage and the 100 acres for ₤601 in 1840 and lived there for the rest of his life.
Cooma Cottage now stands as a fine example of the way our pioneers constructed their dwellings and how they lived; explore one of the oldest surviving rural houses with tours which can be booked on the day.
It still sits on extensive grounds ideal for our 75th Anniversary Celebration with picnic rugs and garden games available for the perfect lazy Saturday afternoon, complete with classical music meandering across the lawns. For those who didn’t bring picnics, enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea service.
Enjoy sweet treats from a Yass favourite and for adults only a complimentary glass of wine between 2pm and 4pm.
Visit the shop to view watercolour works from local artist Jeannine Andrews, a reminder of times passed when life was simpler but harder, and self-reliance and self suﬃciency were key to survival. A unique visual glimpse into Cooma Cottage’s pastoral history.
For the budding environmentalist, join us for a bush regeneration project on the Yass River to reintroduce native species to the area. Learn more and reserve your spot.
Celebrate history, our stories and create new memories in your own backyard.