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The Glenburn Precinct
The Glenburn Precinct was placed on the ACT Heritage Register in November
2015. It contains several relics of early European settlement that
commenced in the area in the early 1830s.
Location of the Precinct
The Precinct is located behind locked gates in the commercially operated
Kowen pine forest. The main access is via Charcoal Kiln Road that runs to
the north off the Kings Highway some 10 km from Queanbeyan.
Trails for Walkers and Cyclists
There are three trails in the Precinct:
. the 10 km Glenburn Heritage Trail;
. the 10 km Burbong Heritage Trail; and
. the 12 km Precinct Loop Trail.
The routes of these trails are shown on the map included in the
interpretative sign ‘Glenburn Precinct – Kowen’ – see below.
The Interpretative Signs
Over the past few years, the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, the
National Parks Association of the ACT and the Friends of Glenburn have
erected 14 informative interpretative signs at most of the historic
sites.They are located at the main entry to the Precinct at the locked
gate at the intersection of Charcoal Kiln Road and the Kings Highway and
at 12 of the historic sites.
The 14 interpretative signs are (Click to see each one):
Precinct – Kowen
Oct 2017 - Col's notes for the walk held on 8/10 2017
Shearing Shed & Quarters
Glenburn Hayshed Site
Sheep Dip and Yards
Edmonds’ Family Home ((inside the slab home of Glenburn Homestead)
Glenburn Hay/Machinery Shed Ruins & Yards
Kowen School Site
Charcoal Kilns Site
Homestead Ruins and Orchard
Homestead Site & Orchard
May 2017 - The new brochure which is available at the
unformatted content here.
2016 - Heritage Week - Col's
On 19 November 2015 - The ACT Heritage Council placed the
Glenburn Precinct, Kowen onto the ACT Heritage Register. This
will help to protect and conserve the sites in the Precinct. A copy of the
registration can be accessed on the ACT
Hertage Register website.
19 April 2014 - Col's Notes for his
walk as part of the Heritage Festival download
November 2013 - Col's paper "The Glenburn And Burbong Historic
Precinct In The Kowen Forest, ACT: More Recent Information About Some Of
The Sites And The People - download
In July 2013 Col McAlister
produced a new paper on the "Work In Progress" which you can download
At the 2011 ACT Symposium on Heritage
and Planning Col McAlister gave a talk. The paper is available
here as a download (2.1MB).
A Conservation Management Plan
was prepared for "William Collier's Stone Cottage" by Eric Martin and
Associates for the National Trust of Australia(ACT) which you can
download. The Main
Report is here, Attachment
A is here and Attachment
B is here. You need broadband as the files are 4.7MB, 1.9MB and
A Management Plan for Collier's and Curley's Orchards has been prepared
by Damian De Marco and Associates Landscape Architects. download
the report here.
2007 Monograph All printed
copies have been sold. A
download copy is available here.
The download is 3.1MB. You may print the download or any part.