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Become a homestead caretaker on the Murray

Become a homestead caretaker on the Murray

Robinswood Homestead is looking for a new volunteer caretaker – have you got what it takes?

The historic homestead is on the banks of the Murray River at Robinvale and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

The volunteer caretaker is responsible for keeping the homestead clean and tidy, opening the homestead to the public and assisting the Garden Group with general garden maintenance.

“In return, you will be provided with rent-free accommodation in the cottage on the grounds, and the cost of utilities is also included,” Robinswood Homestead Association Chair Sue Smith said.

“The caretaker role is really suited to a couple, but we will also consider single candidates.”

The homestead was built in 1926 and was home to Robinvale’s founders, the Cuttle family. Cuttle family memorabilia, including that of Robinvale’s namesake Robin Cuttle, is on display. Documents and photographs from Robinvale’s twin town Villers-Bretonneux can also be viewed there.

“It is a beautiful and significant building and having a caretaker on site is important to ensure it remains that way, and that locals and visitors can experience it,” Ms Smith said.

To find out more about the caretaker’s role, and to register your interest, please contact Association Secretary Rhonda Avery on 0428 219 188 or 5026 1555.

Expressions of interest for the position will close once a suitable candidate has been found.

You can also find out more about the homestead on its Facebook page or online.

Swan Hill Rural City Council owns the homestead, and manages the homestead in conjunction with the locally-based Robinswood Homestead Association.

Applications close 7 May.