Originally built in the 1920s the property is now owned by the Stockman family.
It would be nice to think that this house has a very special story to tell, but I think its story would be much like most from the day - the house was a home to a farming family. I think their story would say that they worked hard, endured many hardships and raised a healthy and happy family.
Its location makes it a perfect place for a beautiful photo. The house, even in a ruinous state is magnificent against the hills and crops. It's a view that changes with the seasons and I never tire of looking at it.
The years and the harsh elements of the South Australian outback have taken their toll on the house - it was looking tired and worn out - but hey, who wouldn't at nearly 100 years of age? The locals recognised that this old homestead was worth saving and in 2013 started a preservation fund to restore and repair the house.
It was brilliant news indeed that their Facebook page made the announcement in March this year that their goal had been reached. The appeal even made national television and support came in from all over the country. Repair work was started and the house is looking a lot tidier and, let's hope, safe from crumbling.
Works will always need to be done, so if you'd like to see the house stay for another 100 years you can donate to the fundraiser by sending your money to the Midnight Oil Preservation Fund, BankSA (BSB 105-017), account number 037142840.
The homestead is located on the Barrier Highway, just 3 kilometres north of Burra. There is a dirt road alongside the house where you can safely park your car, but please respect the property and the landowners and refrain from jumping the fence. There are plenty of great photos that can be taken from outside the fence line.
Burra is a historic copper mining town in the mid north of South Australia, approximately 160kms from Adelaide and is a perfect town for a weekend escape to explore and relax.