The Historic Olivewood Estate Homestead, the original home of Canadian Charles Chaffey, who with his brothers George and William established the Renmark and Mildura Irrigation Colonies.
This State Heritage listed home was built from Murray pine logs using the drop slot system in 1889, it is set in spacious grounds, with a spectacular palm lined drive. The homestead now displays items of the period, plus more.
In the Charles Chaffey Centre, there are displays of working printing machines, photographic equipment, a 1926 Garford fire engine and much more.
Throughout the complex, there are photographs, river charts and the Chaffey Red Book – used to attract investors to the new settlements.
You can find out more about the Olivewood Historic Homestead and Museum here.