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Orroral Cattleyards and cultivation paddock

The Orroral Cattleyards and cultivation paddock are located near the Orroral Homestead in the Namadgi National Park.

Location: GR 55H FA 77581-54498 (MGA94), Rendezvous Creek 8626-1S 1:25000

Orroral Cattleyards, January 2011

Ploughed paddock east of yards, May 2008

Visits: 14 May 11, 3 Jan 11, 27 May 08, 9 Jun 03

Photographs are available.


• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 166. Yards as shown on CMA Tidbinbilla 1:25 000; associated with use of portion 8 and Orroral Homestead (refer 124).

Gudgenby: A register of archaeological sites in the proposed Gudgenby National Park, J H Winston-Gregson MA thesis, ANU, 1978. Site OR7 1-2. Heavy, machine-sawn, squared timber rails bolted and wired to timber uprights; some weldmesh internal fencing and a metal crush; small granodiorite paved area. Stands on the site of a previous yard of the same design as OR4; postholes and a paved floor are clearly visible at the south-east corner of the present yard. Original yards and shed were valued at £90 in 1891, there is no trace of the shed. OR7 2-2. Ploughlands run north to south. 15 hectares bounded by two fencelines (north and east) the cattleyard (west) and a small creek (south). Ploughlands are about 1m apart and rise about 15cm. Turf is well established. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.

• Quarry, Cattleyards,  Flagstone floor west of yards, Paddock NW of yards, Former post holes east of yards, Ploughed paddock east and north of yards