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Address: 10 Busby Street, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6332 1444
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Dipping a toe into political and domestic history

The plain fact of the matter is that this house says more about the domestic history and life from 1920s-1960s than maybe it does about Chifley and his place in the history of a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
GregMM
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour opening times did not allow us to tour inside, but we were able to view from the street. The sign boards were informative.

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Thank Krisherron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The plain fact of the matter is that this house says more about the domestic history and life from 1920s-1960s than maybe it does about Chifley and his place in the history of a nation. Yet of course it does do both it is just the everyday is placed alongside the trinkets one acquires through a life of service.

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Thank GregMM
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The Chifley Home is in Busby Street, Bathurst. It was the only marital home of Australia's 16th Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth. It contains it's original collection of household fixtures and fittings together with personal belongings and ceremonial gifts presented to Ben Chifley in his years of service as Prime Minister 1945 a - 1949. The house... More 

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Thank MelbourneErena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to Ben Chifley's home. It started with an interesting short video and a very knowledgable guide, Jan, took us next door and provided us with a comprehensive interpretation of the house and relics. The house and furnishings from Chifley's days have been retained exactly as they were. Jan related lots of fascinating anecdotes and stories... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The home of one of our Prime Ministers Hon John Curtin and living history of the era. Follow with a visit to Bathurst train station to see his train.

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Thank Balana621
Katoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Easy walking distance from town & an excellent slice of local & national history.. Great if you know a lot about Chifley, or even not so much

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Thank SoulSisterJ
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Limited opening hours for this attraction which was disappointing. You can walk around the outside but cannot see inside - limited viewing times.

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Thank Rhonda T
Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

an excellent experience and a must for anyone interested in Australian history. Guide was excellent and helpful. It's a step back in time.

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Thank Tassiegolly
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

a wonderful look into Australia's history and the way we lived long ago. Ben Chifley may have been the leader of our country but he lived a very simple life in Bathurst NSW, wonderful how the home has been preserved as it was a must see

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Thank wicketoby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Ben Chifley's small and unpretentious family home remains preserved in time. It's pristine, untouched condition is a credit to its safe-keepers and that makes for an enjoyable visit as you step back through the decades and visit Ben and Elizabeth at home. Those with even a skerrick of interest in Australian history will find this immensely interesting. It truly is... More 

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