Cummins House is an important State heritage place in the South Australian Heritage Register. It is located in Novar Gardens in the western beachside suburbs of Adelaide and is one of South Australia's earliest extant buildings. It was the residence of South Australian pioneer and politician John Morphett, purpose-built for him and lived in by five generations of the Morphett family until sold to the State Government in the 1970s. There are very few residences in South Australia occupied by one family for such a long period. Morphett was of considerable significance to the establishment and development of the Colony of South Australia.
Today Cummins House and gardens are carefully tended by The Cummins Society who run regular guided tours on the first and third Sunday of each month (February to November) with Devonshire tea for $10 per person.
In 2020 Cummins House will become the site of the first pilot for the new Activating Heritage program at Heritage SA.
To find out more about the program visit us here.
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We look forward to letting you know more about Cummins House over the next few months. In the meantime, if you would like further information, contact
Angelina Russo, PhD
Activating Heritage Project Manager
(08) 8463 7114 OR 0437 366 963