21 October 2022

'Eunonyhareenyha': 30 hectares of land and nearly 200 years of history

| Aiden Rothnie
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You will be able to see and feel the history of ‘Eunonyhareenyha’. Photos: LAWD.

Featuring in a Banjo Paterson poem and being one of the Riverina’s first homesteads, dating back to the 1830s, ‘Eunonyhareenyha’ is one of Wagga’s most well-known and historically significant homesteads.

Eunonyhareenyha stands in a commanding position with 250 metres of frontage to the Murrumbidgee River and stunning 180-degree views of it to boot, not to mention the 37 hectares of land that comes with it.

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LAWD real estate agent Tim Corcoran said the history of the home was unrivalled.

“Eunonyhareenyha is one of the original homesteads of the region, and because of that it brings a very unique feeling along with it,” he said.

“It’s one of the best presented properties in Wagga Wagga right now and you’re sat right on the Murrumbidgee.”

The original wattle and daub homestead burnt down in the 1890s, which is when the current homestead was built. The homestead has undergone contemporary renovations over recent years with the original features tastefully restored to incorporate modern living with historic charm.

The homestead presents a country style, with bullnose verandas and a white, painted brick exterior.

It features 12-foot ceilings, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, a living room that opens onto an outdoor entertainment area, a formal lounge, laundry and a study nook.

Additional features to ensure modern comforts include floor-to-ceiling bookcases in the living room, slow-combustion heaters in both living areas, ducted evaporative cooling throughout and electric wall heaters.

Surrounding the homestead and lapping the riverbank is a beautiful garden featuring established native trees, orchards, and expansive lawns.

Privately positioned adjacent to the homestead is the original cottage, which presents similar facets to the homestead.

The cottage has served as a guest house, a place for short-term stays, a bed’n’breakfast and a tearoom for customers to enjoy overlooking the river.

It features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a large dine-in kitchen plus a loungeroom, along with a reverse cycle air-conditioner and a single car garage.

Tim said the property was very picturesque.

“It really speaks for itself, although the pictures don’t do the views justice, it’s much better in person,” he said.

The pastures are highly improved and well-established, comprising lucerne, clovers, and ryegrass. Dual purpose crops and forage rape crops are grown to enhance weight gain for livestock. Fodder crops have also been grown and cut for silage or hay.

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Domestic water for the homestead and cottage is supplied from a groundwater well. Water is pumped via a submersible pressure pump to a 22,500-litre tank and pumped again through a filtration system, with rainwater from the sheds also supplying this tank.

The property is located just six kilometres east of Wagga Wagga.

If you’re interested in 394 Oura Road call Tim on 0407 893 935 and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.

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