The Story of Bundoora Homestead

Thursday, 20 September, 2018 to Sunday, 13 January, 2019

Helen & JMV Smith

Explore the history of Bundoora Homestead since its commissioning in 1899. Built on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land, Bundoora Homestead was originally designed as a magnificent home to the Smith family. In 1920 the house was sold to the Commonwealth Government and transformed into a repatriation hospital and convalescent farm, operating for more than seven decades. In 2001 the Homestead underwent its final metamorphosis to become an art gallery and cultural space for the City of Darebin. This process has included a revitalisation of the Darebin Art Collection including a focus on South East Australian Indigenous art. The Story of Bundoora Homestead chronicles the various guises and personal stories behind this significant historical landmark over the last 120 years.