Welcome to Fairview Homestead Association’s web site. We are a registered charity incorporated in the Australian state of New South Wales. We have been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient meaning that all donations to us are tax deductible in Australia.
Our purpose is to save and restore Fairview Homestead which is located on Ten Mile Hollow Road, Mangrove Creek on the NSW Central Coast. This area of Australia was first settled within about 20 years of the arrival of the First Fleet and its early settlers, many having arrived on that first fleet, established farms in this well watered and fertile valley in order to supply much needed food to the new Sydney colony. We plan to create an historic precinct to be available for visits by school students, retirement village residents, historical societies and some level of tourism. Mostly, we want to protect a rare example of our early history for future generations.
The area also provided the first road access into the Central Coast, linking Great North road, through Simpson’s Track to Ten Mile Hollow, up Pemberton’s Hill and into Gosford and further north.
The history of the area and the homestead can be reached by surfing this website clicking on the appropriate headings above. The photo gallery contains many old prints from the early days.
We hope you enjoy this site and will welcome comments on its design, enquiries about our association or expressions of interest in becoming a member or making a donation.