Darwin

Darwin

Burnett House

Burnett HouseThe only remaining two storey house designed by Beni Burnett.

The property is managed by the volunteers of the Larrakeyah Branch of the Trust and opened daily for public inspection.

Visitors can experience the tropical atmosphere of the house and buy a souvenir.  Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm.

On Sundays from 3pm to 5pm, you can experience the delights of Afternoon Tea in the gardens.

This property will close for public viewing for the year on Friday December 13th 2013.  It will re-open to the public on Monday February 3rd 2014, and Devonshire Teas will resume on Sunday 9th February. Please feel free to call Burnett House if you would like to leave a message 8981 0165.

Audit House

Audit HouseThis property is now the office for the Northern Territory Trust. Office hours are from 9.00am until 2.00pm, Monday to Friday (except on public holidays and between Christmas and New year).

This most unusual tropical house is opened for public inspection from time to time as part of National Trust events.

Mines House

Mines House

Mines House is Type ‘E’ design of Beni Carr Glynn Burnett.  The Type ‘E’ is an elevated, timber framed, asbestos cement clad residence.  The original design included asbestos cement roof sheeting which was recently replaced with grey Colorbond sheeting.
There have been a number of changes made since construction, largely due to damage from the ageing process.  For example, a rather special original feature of the design, now gone, was the staged wooden stairway at the front of the house.

The National Trust welcomed the return of Mines House in 2011 after being privately leased for over a decade.  Mines House is now leased from the Trust by Sundari Natural Health.

Magistrates House

Magistrates House 2011Magistrates House is also a Type “E” house designed by Beni Burnett.  It is believed to have been the first of the houses located in the Myilly Point Heritage Precinct to have been constructed. George Kafcaloudes, a local builder, was awarded the contract in1939. It was completed later that year and occupied first by magistrate C K Ward.
Magistrates House became the headquarters of the National Trust in 2000, and was its home until recently, when the office relocated to Audit House.

Magistrate’s House is now leased by Coffey Environments.