A sketch of Ulinbawn House [SHRB.24]

Cyrus Matthew Doyle, eldest son of Andrew Doyle, arrived in NSW in 1803 and became one of the early landholders at Sackville Reach, acquiring sixty-acres on Kent Reach and the adjoining farm of John Yeomans (on the point). Doyle’s home, built from stone, was known as Ulinbawn and was described in the Sydney Herald in 1837 when both farms were advertised to let on lease –

“All that beautiful estate, known as Ulinbawn, consisting of two Farms, containing (one) hundred and twenty-five acres, divided and subdivided into several paddocks, one hundred of which are clear and fit for tillage. The buildings consist of an excellent two storied stone mansion, unequalled for several miles round, having seven rooms, a hall, pantry, and large kitchen, every way adapted to accommodate a family of the first respectability; the out-offices are a stone building for farm servants, a coach-house, stabling for six horses, barn, maize-house, granary, piggeries, sheds, &c., for carts or drays, as well as a small garden and orchard. It being situated in a delightful prospective, embracing a great part of the healthful and invigorating banks of Sackville Reach, distant about nine miles from the town of Windsor” [SHRB.24]

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