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Waite Historic Precinct

The Waite Historic Precinct

Situated on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide, the Waite Historic Precinct is on land bequeathed by Peter Waite to the University in 1914.  The bequest specified that the estate be used by the University for a) an agricultural research and teaching facility and b) a public park or garden.  With the deaths of Peter and Matilda Waite in 1922, the Urrbrae estate was handed over to the University in 1923.  The land has remained unsubdivided since 1839.

The Waite Historic Precinct incorporates the internationally renowned Waite Arboretum, Waite Conservation Reserve and the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct.

Urrbrae House Precinct

Urrbrae House Historic Precinct An accredited museum and one of South Australia's most historically significant houses Learn more

Waite Arboretum

The Waite Arboretum Occupying 30 hectares and containing about 2,300 specimens all growing under natural annual rainfall of 624mm Learn more

Urrbrae House Gardens

Urrbrae House Gardens Surrounding Urrbrae House the gardens incorporate the 20th Century Rose Garden and the Labyrinth Learn more

Waite Reserve

The Waite Conservation Reserve Located in the Adelaide Hills face area, comprises 121 hectares, of which 110 hectares are under Heritage Agreement Learn more

Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Amanda Jackson
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7497

Waite Arboretum

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Waite Conservation Reserve

Dr Kate Delaporte
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005