The Springs Homestead and Outbuildings

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Paddys Creek Rd, Dubbo
Dubbo City
Built c1858 by Arthur Baird, a pioneer of the Dubbo district. As a group, the complex of buildings illustrates a typical squatters station and the homestead, growing with the family, with such an extensive group of outbuildings, is a rare survival.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
A well proportioned symmetrical timber homestead of ten rooms. Around it is an exceptional group of rude timber and other buildings consisting of a kitchen, station store and wash house, meathouse, saddle and harness room and a long building divided into a coach house, winter stables, a small grain store and open summer stables. Set on a rise to the south-east is a two roomed random rubble schoolhouse.