Elm Grove

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Signage at the gate provides indepth history of the property. Oak Hill is behind Elm Grove and can be accessed via Little Mulligans. The ACT/NSW border runs along Oak Hill where you can see a hundred year old border marker. The views are panoramic and a sign details the peaks. Following the Centenary Trail will take you along this stretch of the border.

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How to get there?

From North Forde return to Handbury Way. Contine through the roundabout into Eddie Mabo Boulevard. Take the fourth right into Roy Marika Street, then left into Essie Coffey Street. Turn right at the end into Roden Culter Drive.

From the Visitors Centre return north on Northbourne Avenue for 10 km. Turn left into Horse Park Drive. After 8 km turn right into Roden Culter Drive. Elm Grove is at the end of this road.

Why is this interesting?

Elm Grove is significant as the only remaining working property within Gungahlin that maintains its traditional functions of fine wool and hay production in a rural lifestyle that has continued since the Gillespie family first occupied the area in the 1840s.

Elm Grove remains a fully functioning remnant of the once broad holdings of the extended Gillespie family, pioneer settlers of the upper Ginninderra Creek area. The current owners, the Carmodys, expanded the acreage with the purchase of the neighbouring Oak Hill property in 1997. Elm Grove was placed on the ACT Heritage Register in 2008.