Monday, December 3, 2007

Captain Charles Sturt's Cottage

Captain Charles Sturt was one of Australia's most famous explorers. His most significant exploration expedition was the one in which he navigated the River Murray from the east of Australia to its mouth at Goolwa in South Australia.

This cottage at Grange was built in 1840, four years after South Australia was settled. It was home to Sturt and his family until 1853. The cottage was restored as a museum in 1960 and houses many original items of furniture and artifacts.