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Come to Coota!

The picturesque district of Cootamundra is located half way between Sydney and Melbourne and possesses an appealing mix of country charm and city style. It is an ideal base for exploring the entire Riverina region of New South Wales. Cootamundra is a thriving centre for sport, history and the arts and boasts a strong commercial and services sector. The town is surrounded by classic undulating agricultural land and villages rich in heritage.
Bradman's Birthplace

Bradman’s birthplace is open to the public seven days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm except New Years Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day

Granny Scholz, the mid-wife who delivered “The greatest batsman the world has ever known” Sir Donald Bradman on 27th August 1908, operated a small private hospital in the front room of the building at 89 Adams Street.

The building was refurbished in 1991, and now his birthplace has been lovingly restored with the official opening on 23rd October 1992.

The birthplace cottage contains memorabilia of Sir Don, of cricket and of the Cootamundra district.

Admission to the Birthplace is $3.00 for adults and children under 16 are free.

The Bradmans Birthplace is situated at 89 Adams Street, Cootamundra and is complimented by the Memorabilia Cottage at 87 Adams Street. It was the initiative of the former Cootamundra Shire Council to purchase and develop these sites for future generations.

Bradmans Birthplace is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a decuctible gift recipient. All donations of $2.00 or more, made to Bradmans Birthplace is tax deductible.

The property next door to Bradman’s Birthplace, called Memorabilia Cottage, contains a nostalgic display of curios, bric-a-brac and Australian memorabilia, much of which dates back to the era when Sir Donald Bradman was born.

This adjoining property houses a collection of memorabillia that is on loan to Council from Peter and Jenny Cash. They created the collection over a number of years and have painstakingly taken every opportunity to increase their collection. It is a great sight to see and will bring back many memories for most people

Click here for Bowral’s Bradman Musuem Website.

The Bradman Trail:- Cootamundra – Bowral – Adelaide

Getaway Article on Bradmans Birthplace

Volunteers at Bradmans Birthplace

Volunteers are needed at Bradmans Birthplace. The birthplace and memorabilia cottage attract approximately 5000 tourists each year. The Birthplace is open 7 days a week with volunteers assisting Monday through Friday.

The cottage is open 9am till 5pm with volunteers doing one 4 hour shift either fortnightly or monthly on a roster. There are 2 shifts per day from 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm.

A volunteers role it to greet visitors and show them around the birthplace and memorabilia cottage. To be a successful volunteer you will need to like talking to people and promoting Cootamundra, you do not need to know anything about cricket to become a volunteer as you will soon become a enthusiast.

If you want to become a volunteer or know more about becoming a volunteer contact the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regaional Council on 1300 456 689. If you would like to volunteer but not commit on a regular basis you can go on the emergency relief contact list.

Volunteer Registration Form (DOC 26KB)

Visit Bradman Brochure

Contact Details

Bradman’s Birthplace Phone: 1300 459 689

Cootamundra Heritage Centre

Now home to the Cootamundra Visitor Information Centre the old Railway Barricks giving you a glimps at the past of Cootamundra.

To recognise the unique history of Cootamundra and district through the collection, research, preservation and exhibition of objects, photographs, written and electronic material. Remembering Cootamundra’s unique History.

An ongoing project – The Cootamundra Heritage Centre was established in 2001 as the Centenary of federation Project undertaken by the Cootamundra Community.

Displays include –

  • Aboriginal
  • Railway
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Cootamundra Military

Call in for a “Glimpse of the Past” and gain an insight into the history of Cootamundra and district.

Former Railway Barrack, Railway Complex, Hovell Street, Cootamundra

Phone: 02 6940 2190 – entry by donation.

Hours of Operation

9.30pm – 4.30pm winter

9.00am – 5.00pm summer

Closed Christmas Day