Community comes out in droves to support Peninsula’s Oldest House

Community comes out in droves to support Peninsula’s Oldest House

The National Trust, who own and operate McCrae homestead – the Peninsula’s oldest house, were delighted with the turnout at their recent Volunteer drive held on Saturday 28th October.

The volunteer drive attracted almost 20 Peninsula residents with a variety of skills including property maintenance, gardening, guiding and working with the public.

The aim of the drive was to re-engage with the local community and ensure a sustainable future for the property. The property, which relies heavily on volunteer support for its operation, continues to offer a fantastic visitor experience for locals and tourists alike.
Martin Purslow, CEO said, “With the onset of the busy summer season, we are delighted to welcome such great community support for one of the most historically significant properties on the Peninsula.”

If you are interested in becoming a National Trust volunteer at McCrae Homestead please contact Sharon Bowen on 03 5981 2866.


McCrae homestead is one of Victoria’s earliest houses, built in 1844 by lawyer Andrew McCrae and his artist wife, Georgiana. One of the few examples of a drop slab construction, made using local materials such as messmate, stringybark and wattle. Georgiana’s great-great-grandson bequeathed it to the National Trust in 1970. The house, which still features many of the McCrae’s personal belongings dating back to the 1800’s, is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm.

Sharron Clark Media & Communications Manager
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Mobile: 0416 009 271