Seatons Farm in the Weddin Mountains

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 16:33

Member - Terry E (NSW)

Seatons Farm in the Weddin Mountains National Park is a perfect example of the hardships the early settlers had to endure. The property was purchased by Jim and Bertha Seaton in 1936 and they lived here until the mid 60`s. All the buildings including house, shed , shearing shed, pig pen,chook run were built by Jim using any local material he could find. Looking over the house with it`s earthen floor and minimum forms of comfort you wonder how anyone could live there and farm for so long. It is a credit that the National Park has preserved this bit of pioneering history and it is available for all to see and wonder. Some structures were partly destroyed in bush fires but the National Parks staff have painstakingly restored them. Also around the farm are remnants of old farming machinery . It is indeed well worth a visit if you are in the Grenfell district of NSW. The nearby camping area is excellent and well serviced with toilets, bbq`s and shelters. The area around the Weddin Mountains were the haunt of bushranger Ben Hall and his gang and there is a walk to a cave he sheltered in as well as other walks in the park. The area can become quite warm in the summer but you will most likely have it all to yourself.
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