Working Heritage acknowledges that the colonial expansion represented in the early European farming practices evident at Carome Homestead illustrates a history of dispossession and alienation for the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung. It is Working Heritage’s intent to confront this reality and make genuine steps towards reconciliation.
Carome Homestead consists of the remnants of one of Victoria’s earliest flour mills, an 1860s bluestone farmhouse and associated farm buildings, as well as the former Wollert Methodist Church which was relocated to the site in 2022.
Working Heritage was appointed manager of the property in 2009, undertaking a broad range of conservation works on the dilapidated farmhouse which helped facilitate the site as a place of enjoyment for the whole community.
Visiting the Property
- The property is consistently open to the community for the enjoyment of the café and community garden.
- The property is located within the broader Plenty Gorge Parklands, so please take care of the wildlife – and watch out for snakes.
- The former Wollert Church is available for community hire. For expressions of interest, please contact Working Heritage here.
The church building is suitable for group events, meetings, school groups, seminars, product launches and art exhibitions and can cater for between 20-50 people. Working Heritage is excited to waive hire fees for its use to community-based groups in 2023. The building is also available for commercial hire.