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Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

The Urrbrae House Historic Precinct is situated on the land of the Kaurna Meyunna, the Kaurna People, the original custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We acknowledge and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and enduring relationship with the land.  In 1914 Peter Waite bequeathed the Urrbrae estate including his family home to the University of Adelaide.  Today, the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct is part of the Waite Campus of the University and is also an accredited museum by the History Trust of South Australia.  The Precinct promotes the history of the Waite Campus and is committed to community engagement.

The Urrbrae House Historic Precinct incorporates

Urrbrae House


One of South Australia's most significant heritage houses and the historic heart of the Waite Campus Learn More

Urrbrae House Gardens


The Urrbrae House Gardens, incorporate specially commissioned sculptures, the 20th Century Rose Garden and Labyrinth Learn More

Coach House


The site of the first laboratory of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute where groundbreaking work was conducted in the 1920s and 1930s Learn More

Peter Waite's Garage


The garage is one of the oldest purpose built garages in South Australia Learn More

Battery House


The Battery House is believed to be the first purpose built domestic powerhouse in South Australia Learn More

Collections


Collections held within the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct include house furniture and artefacts, Peter Waite Library Books and the historic Waite Scientific Collection. Photographs and archival materials relating to the Waite Agricultural Research Institute are also held. Learn More

Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Telephone: 8313 7497 or 83137110
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Urrbrae House Facebook page

Waite Arboretum


Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
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Waite Arboretum Facebook page

Waite Conservation Reserve


Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
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Waite Conservation Reserve Facebook page

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005
AUSTRALIA