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Seymour Homestead site


City of Busselton

Place Number

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3 Dunn Bay Rd Dunsborough

Location Details

Cottage moved to P00429 Millbrook Farm Yallingup and is now registered as part of that site.

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Constructed from 1860

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 20 Jun 1996 Category 5

Category 5

These places are of historic or social value, with few or no built features, and in private ownership or held by State agencies. Actions required are few and may, according to circumstances, be limited to recognition by way of interpretation or signage.

Child Places

Statement of Significance

The site of Seymour Homestead has cultural heritage significance as the original location of the home to W. Seymour and his family. Seymour was connected with the Castle Rock Whaling Company that operated nearby and contributed to the region’s growth.

Physical Description

This place is now a historic site with no evidence of the original buildings remaining. The two original dwellings, designed in local vernacular style were previously located on this site before being relocated to Millbrook Farm on Millbrook Road, Yallingup (P00429). One of them was made from stone and the other weatherboard.


The Seymour family were early settlers in the region. William Seymour arrived in Dunsborough in 1845-1846 to work for Lionel Sampson and Company’s ‘Castle Rock Whaling Company’.


Low Degree/nil
Integrity Notes: The place has had all features removed and has low integrity. Authenticity Notes: Not applicable


See Millbrook Farm

Place Type

Historic Site


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Cottage

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying
PEOPLE Early settlers

Creation Date

20 Nov 2002

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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