The history of this building is quite unique. As Bungaree was the most northern settlement in South Australia, the police troopers built their station here. In 1868, after the police had moved their station to Clare, the Council Chambers was built as the meeting place for the district council of the Hutt and Hill Rivers, which had no township within its boundaries. Later it also served as the school, which was only closed in 1930. The building was then converted into a Station Hand’s cottage, before becoming the jackaroos’ quarters.
Today this cottage can accommodate up to 5 guests. It has 2 bedrooms (1 bedroom x 1 Queen bed, 1 bedroom x 1 Queen bed and 1 Single bed), 2 ensuite bathrooms, kitchen and sitting room with TV/DVD, wood fire and air conditioning. Outside there is a gas BBQ guests are welcome to use. All bedding and towels are provided, along with provisions for a full country breakfast (e.g. eggs, bacon, juice, cereal etc). A floorplan of this cottage can be found below.
Located beside the Manager’s House, these two cottages are perfect for groups of friends and families. Additional accommodation in the Stallion Box and Groom’s Quarters is also close by for larger groups.