The Altona Homestead
The Altona Homestead was the first
Construction of the building commenced in 1842 on an area of land now known as the R.J. Logan Reserve.
Then owned by Alfred and Sarah Langhorne, the first settlers of Altona.
Alfred Langhorne arrived in
The Langhorne property first appeared on a Robert Hoddle map of 1832 just after the first timber
In 1851 this homestead was built using bluestone for the walls after bush fires went through the area.
In 1842 the
In 1919 the property was acquired by Cuming Smith [Commonwealth Fertilisers] and renamed the property Sicklehome, because the company brand was a reaper’s sickle and used the grounds for workers holiday housing.
In 1957 until 1968 the
Restoration works commenced in September 1988. It was through the careful planning and funding of the Altona City Council that the Hobsons Bay Council has been able to preserve the building for the people of Altona.
Opening times: 1st Sunday of the month 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Every Tuesday 11.00am to 2.00pm
Admission: $2.00 adults 50c Children
Group and School bookings: by appointment
Enquiries: Ann Cassar 0419 370 935