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Chifley Home

Take a sneak peak into one of the country’s most intimate museums located in a quiet residential street in Bathurst NSW — the former home of Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth.

This unique museum and Education Centre provides a glimpse into how the Chifley’s lived, and offers an experience of everyday life in the 1940’s. Its original collection of household furnishings, kitchenware and personal effects date back to when the Chifley’s first occupied the house in 1914. This is a house that saw the hardships of the Great Depression, and wartime austerity. From rationing cards still on the kitchen table to Mrs Chifley’s soap saver in the kitchen, 10 Busby Street has little in common with The Lodge or Kirribilli House, and is all the more interesting for it.

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