Last updated 17Sep23

Crawford Homestead (Old Station) and orchard plantings

The Crawford Homestead site and orchard plantings are near Lutons Crutching Shed in the Naas Creek valley in the Namadgi National Park.

Location: Homestead site GR 55H FA 75696-33703 (MGA94); Orchard GR 55H FA 75711-33706 (MGA94), Yaouk 8626-2N 1:25000

Crawford homestead and orchard site, August 2013

Visits: 16-17 Sep 23, 7-8 Sep 19, 24 Sep 16, 20 Sep 14, 30 Aug 14, 12 Jul 14, 31Aug-1Sep 13, 3 Sep 11, 19 Jul 11, 26 Apr 11

Photographs are available.


• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 288. Site may have dated originally from the 1840s.  In a survey in 1883 the house was valued at 50 pounds.  The building fell down in the 1950s and the site was bulldozed to destroy harbour for rabbits.  Today some of the fireplace remains standing and other …

• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 311. Crawford Homestead orchard plantings including elderberry and cherry (?) from late C19th to 1940s.

Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site B10. Hut was bulldozed by Noel Luton. The bulk of the chimney granite is piled about 50m east of the hut along with some timber fragments and bottles. Another clump of fruit trees and a small bottle dump are 80m east of the hut. Room divisions are clearly visible in the hut floor. Chimney does not enter the floor area. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.