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Chifley Home

10 Busby Street, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia
+61 2 6332 1444
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Australia's unique heritage

Ben Chifley's house is where he and his wife lived when he was Prime Minister of Australia. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Monica2795
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Bathurst, Australia
An insight into History

An amazing abode of a wonderful politician. See where he lived as a child and grew up. A real... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Marilyn K
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Bundaberg, Australia
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10 Busby Street, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ben Chifley's house is where he and his wife lived when he was Prime Minister of Australia. It is furnished exactly as it was when they lived there - Ben's pipe, Elizabeth's handbag. A unique record of the time.

Thank Monica2795
Reviewed 11 January 2018

An amazing abode of a wonderful politician. See where he lived as a child and grew up. A real insight into the beginnings of a great Australian.

Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

You gotta love a Prime Minister who comes home to his 4-room railway worker's cottage on the weekends and uses the extra remuneration that goes with his elevated status to instal a (cold) tap in the kitchen for the first time - and a devoted...More

Thank SteJilGo
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you like Australian political history then this place is a must see when you are travelling through Bathurst. Make sure you check with the opening hours and, as we found out, the only way to see the house is on one of two guided...More

1  Thank Grant T
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had decided to walk here but it is slightly further outside Bathurst town centre than we realised but when asking directions a couple very kindly gave us a lift there!! On the tour there was just my husband and myself and another lady. After...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Needs lighting at night, This is so important given the greatness of the person concerned and how proud he made the city of Bathurst. That is the least the city of Bathurst could do for this historical home.

Thank airamSydney
Reviewed 30 May 2017

With the early settlers and the early years of an emerging country its nice to reflect on some of the older people and values

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I really was enthralled by this, not expecting to, but if you admire history, and those who lived it, a really entertaining afternoon

Thank Bergchamp
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

Thank Krisherron
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...More

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