Ellensbrook - WA

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -33.922249 115
DMS: 33º 55' 20.1" S 115º 00' 0" E
UTM: 50 H 6244664mN 315122mE
Altitude: 75.7m

Description

Address & Contact

6284
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HISTORIC Ellensbrook house's evolution room-by-room over the years mirrors the setbacks and successes of the pioneering Bussell family.

But while surfers, fisherman and tourists now enjoy easy road access to the nearby beach, Ellensbrook's idyllic coastal location was once a six-day journey from Busselton.

The National Trust listed property has changed little in the 140 years since pioneer Alfred Bussell named a creek flowing through the valley after his wife Ellen, as they laid the foundation of the family's beef and dairying operations.

A walk through the homestead and property today easily conjures images of what it was like to live in the hardship and isolation that the settlers endured, far from their homes in England.

But while the Bussell's named the area Ellensbrook, the local Nyungar Aborigines had always known it as Mokidup, a place which had been a traditional summer camping spot for thousands of years.

Just 500 metres away is the Meekadarribee waterfall -- the moon's bathing place, a special place surrounded by tall peppermint trees which gracefully arch over a limestone cave behind the falls.

Ellensbrook House is open Saturday and Sunday and Monday public holidays from 10am to 4pm. Entry is $4 for adults, $3 for concession and $2 for children of $10 family . Ellensbrook House can be contacted on (08) 9755 5173

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Closest Weather Station

Witchcliffe at 12/01:30pm WST
Distance from Ellensbrook 15.18km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
17.2°C13.4°C68%11.2°C1009.0hPa1.2mmSSW22km/hr
12knots
32km/hr
17knots

Closest Climatic Station

Witchcliffe
Distance from Ellensbrook 15.18km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C26.427.226.022.519.917.416.416.717.419.222.724.8
Mean Min. °C14.014.512.910.99.78.88.08.08.69.110.812.4
Mean Rain mm11.78.621.567.8137.5175.3183.3145.2116.963.637.915.8

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