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Welcome HOME Hornsby Akroyd Engine

The engine was designed by Herbert Akroyd Stuart and manufactured in 1896-97 by Richard Hornsby & Sons, Grantham, Lancashire, England. It was installed at the Tuggeranong Homestead by James Cunningham in about 1905-08 to serve as a water pump from the Tuggeranong Creek to the household storage tanks. It is 1 1/2 horse-power capacity traveling at 350RPMs.

Water from the high overhead tank was propelled by gravity and distributed by reticulation along a half-inch pipeline to Mrs McIntyre’s cottage, later occupied by John and Nellie Balfour and their growing family during the Bean era, 1919-1925 and to the old shearers’ quarters where Paddy Byrne and his family lived. The site of the Balfour cottage is near the 1954 shearing shed to the west of the site and the ruins of the Byrne cottage lies to the north-west within the woodland.

A Big Shout Out of THANKS to the Canberra & District Historic Engine Club who have fully restored the engine to working order and returned to Tuggeranong Homestead in March 2024.

References:
1) Tuggeranong Homestead Precinct Conservation Plan Review
Volume 3, Conservation and Management Policy
Peter Freeman Pty Ltd, Conservation Architects & Planners
Final Report February 1999.
2) Locality Sketch Plan showing three cottages adjacent to the Tuggeranong Homestead, Australian Archives, Canberra, CRS A361, Item DSG 23/2794 of November 1923.
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Welcome HOME Hornsby Akroyd Engine

The engine was designed by Herbert Akroyd Stuart and manufactured in 1896-97 by Richard Hornsby & Sons, Grantham, Lancashire, England. It was installed at the Tuggeranong Homestead by James Cunningham in about 1905-08 to serve as a water pump from the Tuggeranong Creek to the household storage tanks. It is 1 1/2 horse-power capacity traveling at 350RPMs.

Water from the high overhead tank was propelled by gravity and distributed by reticulation along a half-inch pipeline to Mrs McIntyre’s cottage, later occupied by John and Nellie Balfour and their growing family during the Bean era, 1919-1925 and to the old shearers’ quarters where Paddy Byrne and his family lived. The site of the Balfour cottage is near the 1954 shearing shed to the west of the site and the ruins of the Byrne cottage lies to the north-west within the woodland. 

A Big Shout Out of THANKS to the Canberra & District Historic Engine Club who have fully restored the engine to working order and returned to Tuggeranong Homestead in March 2024.

References:
 1) Tuggeranong Homestead Precinct Conservation Plan Review
 Volume 3, Conservation and Management Policy 
Peter Freeman Pty Ltd, Conservation Architects & Planners 
Final Report February 1999.
2) Locality Sketch Plan showing three cottages adjacent to the Tuggeranong Homestead, Australian Archives, Canberra, CRS A361, Item DSG 23/2794 of November 1923.Image attachment

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Here's the old girl a few weeks back the Canberra and district historic engine club Rally at Bungendore,, its a very nice original example of a Hornsby Akroyd oil engine.

Anne Ackroyd any relation?

Robyn, Heather, WynettenPeter, Helen. A bit of history

Crafting a Dreamy Atmosphere at Canberra Homestead (Tuggeranong) for Our Cherished Family Wedding During the Easter Break 💍✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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If you like the styling contact Judy and Jess @rosevearevents. Thank you ladies for a wonderful fairytale.

Looks beautiful 💕🎊

Step into a world of enchantment with our amazing glow of gazebo lights! ✨ Even our fury tenants can't resist the allure of our magical illumination. Witness the beauty of our latest creation as a curious possum peeks out to admire the spectacle. Another enchanting evening @Canberra Homestead - (Tuggeranong)
"We can create your very own fairytale"
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Step into a world of enchantment with our amazing glow of gazebo lights! ✨ Even our fury tenants cant resist the allure of our magical illumination. Witness the beauty of our latest creation as a curious possum peeks out to admire the spectacle. Another enchanting evening @Canberra Homestead - (Tuggeranong)
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3 weeks ago

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Just wrapping up a productive workday conference at the picturesque Tuggeranong Homestead

Entrees:
Sage Burnt Butter Pumpkin with Spinach & Feta, served with warmed Ciabatta Bread

Main Course:
Grilled Eye Fillet accompanied by Chimichurri Sauce, Roast Potatoes, Honey Nutmeg Carrots, and Asparagus

Dessert:
Indulge in Rum and Raisin Ice Cream atop a Strawberry Butterscotch Snap, complemented by Crushed Waffles

One of the many afternoon treats today:
Caramel Mud Cake with luscious Caramel Ganache

Join us for a culinary journey any evening and indulge in our delightful offerings!
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The changing identity of Australian women after the Great War.

A fascinating talk at Tuggeranong Homestead with Elizabeth Burness and her wonderful collection of post-WW1costumes and accessories

The massive loss of young men in the war deprived many women of married life and child-rearing. However it did lead many to find a new identity in the workforce with an independent income and new interests in sport, travel and education. Elizabeth’s ‘show and tell’ includes original evening dresses of the era and the stories behind what women wore then.

An afternoon organised by MOTH (Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead)
April 7th, 2-4 pm, Tuggeranong Homestead Johnson Drive Calwell
$20 entry fee includes a delicious Devonshire tea (cash only please)

Bookings essential by April 5: [email protected]
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The changing identity of Australian women after the Great War.

A fascinating talk at Tuggeranong Homestead with Elizabeth Burness and her wonderful collection of post-WW1costumes and accessories

The massive loss of young men in the war deprived many women of married life and child-rearing. However it did lead many to find a new identity in the workforce with an independent income and new interests in sport, travel and education. Elizabeth’s ‘show and tell’ includes original evening dresses of the era and the stories behind what women wore then.

An afternoon organised by MOTH (Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead) 
April 7th, 2-4 pm, Tuggeranong Homestead Johnson Drive Calwell
$20 entry fee  includes a delicious Devonshire tea  (cash only please)

Bookings essential by April 5: robhorsfield@bigpond.com

1 month ago

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Preparing Tuggeranong Homestead for Magical Wedding Moments This Weeken💝 ... See MoreSee Less

Preparing Tuggeranong Homestead for Magical Wedding Moments This Weeken💝

2 months ago

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This 80th at Tuggeranong Homestead was just the most stunning afternoon- and the weather held out beautifully! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Meet mesmerising Melanie Jackson from NSW. Melanie married Myles in September and is a January entrant in our 2023 Bride of the Year Competition. Vote for Melanie on our website, truebri.de/18474

Checkout our website to find out more about Melanie's preferred wedding suppliers and their reviews:

Wedding Photography AGAPE Photography&Videography
Reception Venue Tuggeranong Homestead
Wedding Cakes CakesbyJas
Wedding Hair Bombshell Hair Studio

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2 months ago

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Throwback to stunning flowers and a lovely welcome sign!🌼🌟🌟#flashback #memories #beautifuldecor #weddingvenuecanberra #weddingceremony💍

4 months ago

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Congratulations MOTHS, fantastic effortToday we attended the presentation of Heritage awards by the National Trust at Canberra Museum and Gallery. We were thrilled to win the Community award for our work in ‘Restoring the Riparian Environment of the Tuggeranong Creek’ on the homestead property. This award is accompanied by a gift of $1,000!

A very proud Jenny holds the plaque, next to Minister Vassarotti, with Lynn and Rebecca from MOTH.
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Congratulations MOTHS, fantastic effort

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Congratulations on the fantastic work you and the whole team do.

5 months ago

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7 months ago

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Peter Rees will launch his biography of Tim Fischer, I am Tim: Life, Politics and Beyond, at Tuggeranong Homestead at 2pm on Sunday 8 October.

The book is a heartfelt look at the life of a man who placed his role as a father with an autistic son above his service to the country as deputy prime minister. A key figure of twentieth-century Australian political life, Fischer's interests and activities after politics were many and varied, spanning a diplomatic posting to the Holy See, new historical studies, and chairing the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway.

Peter Rees was federal political correspondent for the Melbourne Sun News-Pictorial, the West Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. This is his twelfth book, among them the award-winning biography of WWI war correspondent and official historian Charles Bean, Bearing Witness.

Bookings essential by Thursday 5 October: [email protected]

Entry fee of $20 (cash only please) includes a delicious Devonshire tea. Paperchain bookstore will be selling copies of the book.
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Peter Rees will launch his biography of Tim Fischer, I am Tim: Life, Politics and Beyond, at Tuggeranong Homestead at 2pm on Sunday 8 October. 

The book is a heartfelt look at the life of a man who placed his role as a father with an autistic son above his service to the country as deputy prime minister. A key figure of twentieth-century Australian political life, Fischers interests and activities after politics were many and varied, spanning a diplomatic posting to the Holy See, new historical studies, and chairing the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway. 

Peter Rees was federal political correspondent for the Melbourne Sun News-Pictorial, the West Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. This is his twelfth book, among them the award-winning biography of WWI war correspondent and official historian Charles Bean, Bearing Witness.

Bookings essential by Thursday 5 October: robhorsfield@bigpond.com

Entry fee of $20 (cash only please) includes a delicious Devonshire tea.  Paperchain bookstore will be selling copies of the book.

8 months ago

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Theatre "The Haunting" just a few tickets available, be a dare devil and have a look, there is still time to book darkstories.rezdy.com/564640/the-haunting-canberra

See some of the comments from Dark Stories last visit to the Homestead
• Loved the mystery! So interactive and clever and fabulous acting!
• It was very entertaining and funny. I really liked the detective.
• More twists, turns and intrigue than parliament house. Excellent show!
• Brought back memories of J. Swift. Loved it and hope there will be more
sleuthing mysteries! Thank you!!!
• Very entertaining
• Great fun, thanks!
• The detective was a bully haha
• ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE! THANX!!
• Awesome night full of fun!
• So clever and lots of fun.
• An amazing and entertaining evening. Thanks!
• Night full of laughs and smiles! Thank you
• Super enjoyable! Thanks
• Great show
• Detective, burn the will next time
• THAT WAS AMAZING, THANK YOU
• FUN AS! Thanks.
• Great fun!
• Excellent. Thanks for a great experience
• Great acting, recommend!
• Great show! Let’s be Frank had much intrigue!
• Great show, thank you for a wonderful time
• You were sus from the start. Arthur – you look better in red
• Who killed Mrs Bancroft, if you were with Mr Dawes? I had lots of fun!
• Great fun, didn’t guess
• Very enjoyable evening. Did not guess the killer!
• Great night and perfect venue – thank you!
• Camp, fun evening out!
• Very well done – congratulations to all – and to Emily!
• Great night out. Enjoyed it thoroughly
• So much fun!
• Very fun lol!
• Excellent! Very well done.
• Absolutely amazing, thank you!
• Awesome!
• Thanks pineapple
• I KNEW IT WAS YOU…SNAKE
• DAWES
• Love the show!
• Very nice show
• Great experience!
• Mr Dawes still guilty! Thanks!
• Thanks for the intrigue!
• A lot of fun for us all. Dawes is scarier than Jaws.
• AWESOME RIGHT UP TO THE END
• AMAZING AS ALWAYS
• Got us fooled! Great night out so thank you!
• Jolly good display old chaps!
• Needs more Dragons.
• Excellent performances and lots of fun thanks!
• James was kind of a smash
• Amazing acting!!! Very good story line, loved it
• Noice
• Loved this, actors were fantastic
• Well done!
• Bravo, good show.
• A beautiful story and lovely twists
• Fantastic and great fun, thoroughly enjoyed it!
• Fabulous show – thank you so much!
• A lot of fun and a fantastic night. Thank you (dead) detective.
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Theatre The Haunting just a few tickets available, be a dare devil and have a look, there is still time to book https://darkstories.rezdy.com/564640/the-haunting-canberra

See some of the comments from Dark Stories last visit to the Homestead
• Loved the mystery! So interactive and clever and fabulous acting!
• It was very entertaining and funny. I really liked the detective.
• More twists, turns and intrigue than parliament house. Excellent show! 
• Brought back memories of J. Swift. Loved it and hope there will be more 
        sleuthing mysteries! Thank you!!!
• Very entertaining
• Great fun, thanks! 
• The detective was a bully haha
• ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE! THANX!!
• Awesome night full of fun!
• So clever and lots of fun.
• An amazing and entertaining evening. Thanks!
• Night full of laughs and smiles! Thank you
• Super enjoyable! Thanks  
• Great show
• Detective, burn the will next time 
• THAT WAS AMAZING, THANK YOU 
• FUN AS! Thanks.
• Great fun!
• Excellent. Thanks for a great experience
• Great acting, recommend!
• Great show! Let’s be Frank had much intrigue!
• Great show, thank you for a wonderful time 
• You were sus from the start. Arthur – you look better in red
• Who killed Mrs Bancroft, if you were with Mr Dawes? I had lots of fun!
• Great fun, didn’t guess
• Very enjoyable evening. Did not guess the killer!
• Great night and perfect venue – thank you!
• Camp, fun evening out!
• Very well done – congratulations to all – and to Emily!
• Great night out. Enjoyed it thoroughly
• So much fun!
• Very fun lol!
• Excellent! Very well done.
• Absolutely amazing, thank you!
• Awesome!
• Thanks pineapple
• I KNEW IT WAS YOU…SNAKE
• DAWES 
• Love the show!
• Very nice show
• Great experience!
• Mr Dawes still guilty! Thanks!
• Thanks for the intrigue!
• A lot of fun for us all. Dawes is scarier than Jaws.
• AWESOME RIGHT UP TO THE END
• AMAZING AS ALWAYS
• Got us fooled! Great night out so thank you!
• Jolly good display old chaps!
• Needs more Dragons.
• Excellent performances and lots of fun thanks!
• James was kind of a smash 
• Amazing acting!!! Very good story line, loved it 
• Noice
• Loved this, actors were fantastic 
• Well done! 
• Bravo, good show.
• A beautiful story and lovely twists 
• Fantastic and great fun, thoroughly enjoyed it!
• Fabulous show – thank you so much!
• A lot of fun and a fantastic night. Thank you (dead) detective.

8 months ago

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#destinationwedding

"Rustic Elegance: Exchange Vows Amidst Stunning Gardens, Tranquil Bushland, and Romantic Old Barn Ambiance, Illuminated by Enchanting Fairy Lights."

💞💞 working with you guys have a few coming up 🫶🫶🫶

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8 months ago

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