New land. New life. Promise.
Silver Brumby Estate is a new land development 45 minutes south of Canberra, with large blocks beginning at 4 hectares (10 acres); big enough to enjoy a rural lifestyle, close enough to amenities so you don’t feel isolated, and not so big you are worn down by the responsibility of a property of hundreds of hectares.
Securing land here is the start of your new life. Build your dream home without being rushed or compromising on design (subject, of course, to council approval). And, Silver Brumby Estate delivers exceptional value.
The choice is yours – from level blocks, to gentle undulations, down by the river or perched up high with 360 degree views of the district.
There are sealed roads and power to the gate.
But don’t wait. Get in early to ensure you secure the perfect block for the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.
Welcome to the Village
On the Monaro Highway 33 kilometres north of Cooma and 75 kilometres south of Canberra, Bredbo was first sighted in 1823 by Murrumbidgee explorers Major John Ovens and Captain Mark Currie R N, who described the area as being ‘strangely treeless with a great expanse of rolling rich grasslands’.
Bredbo township developed to support the squatters’ runs as they settled in the area. Believed to be one of the earliest settlers in the Bredbo district, John Cosgrove of Billilingera, held large landholdings and immense herds of cattle. In one year, 68,000 sheep were shorn in the Billilingera shearing shed.
The area’s growth was further assisted when gold was discovered nearby by William Branwhite Clarke. The gold field was proclaimed along the Bredbo River, which was worked until 1921. In the 1930’s a geological survey was undertaken and a mine opened and operated until 1942. The field at Cowra Creek was worked from 1888 and remains popular today with those interested in fossicking.
In 1875 the first post office opened, in 1882 a school was established and in 1888 Bredbo was proclaimed a village. In 1889, with the grand sum of eight houses in the district, a railway was built linking Bredbo to Sydney and Cooma. The railway closed in 1989 with a “Farewell to Bredbo” final train run from Canberra on 3 March 1990.
From the village it’s a short stroll down to the Bredbo and Murrumbidgee Rivers where perfect spots for fishing or picnicking can be found.
Bredbo continues to grow today, with its population more than doubling to over 350 in the 2016 census.
More of Bredbo’s rich history can be found at https://www.bredbo.org/history