Discovering Renmark's History

Charles Chaffey Centre (Olivewood Historic Homestead and Museum)

Charles Chaffey's log cabin style homestead was built by a local carpenter AF Matulick, using Murray pine logs. It is the hub of a complex of four museum buildings, with outside displays and orchards. Entry through the Charles Chaffey Centre will introduce you to the complex by presenting displays of early history, including photographs by JC Reiners c. 1897. A Chilean mill was used to crush olives, see our replica. The packing shed c. 1890 displays fruit sorting and packing equipment with other memorabilia. Tea, coffee, cool drinks and souvenirs are available.

Bookings required for groups only

Event Details

Venue information

  • Wheelchair access

Event type

Self-guided tour/Display

Dates and times

Throughout the Festival: Thu-Mon 10am-4pm (allow 1 hr)


Charles Chaffey Centre, Twenty First St, Renmark


Adult: $7.00
Concession: $5.00
Child: $3.00
Family: $15.00


Bookings required for groups only


Monica Cooper
0427 344 628
olivewood.renmark [at]