Olivewood

A 1880s wooden-floored log cabin house originally designed for the Chaffey brothers.

Designed as a log cabin for Canadian Charles Chaffey, younger brother of George and WB Chaffey who established the pioneering irrigation and fruit growing area of Renmark, this 1880s wooden-floored house is furnished from this period. The property remains a working orangery and the orchard is fully operational, including its famous olive trees.

The original olive oil processing shed behind the log cabin now houses some of the National Trust collection of artefacts and photographs. Nearby there is also a packing shed constructed in American style c1890 with a large overhead loft. It houses a citrus and dried fruit packing plant and associated items. Much of the museum collection has been moved into a newly constructed shed in the car park.

 

Address:

Corner, Renmark Avenue (Sturt Highway) and Twenty-first Streets
Renmark

Open:

Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.

Phone:
(08) 8586 6175
Email:
olivewood.renmark@gmail.com
Entry Fees:

Adults $7.00, Concession $5.00, Student $3.00.Family (2Adults & 2 children)$15.00 Coach groups $5.00 per person (subject to change)

"The Women of the River" exhibition was researched by the Mannum Dock Museum committee , every venue visited can put up to 12 profiles of their district. The Renmark venue featured 11 profiles of Riverland women researched by Renmark member Heather Everingham who was pleased to be able to acknowledge NT members June Plush and Dawn Shaw for their long involvement with environmental conservation.

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