Bundanon is a unique national arts organisation situated near Nowra, City of Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia. It was the home of the painter Arthur Boyd. Established as a national Trust in 1993, The organisation creates learning programs for students of all ages and operates Australia's largest artist in residence program.
In preserving the natural and cultural heritage of its site Bundanon promotes the value of landscape in all our lives. From late 2021 Bundanon's facilities will dramatically expand with the opening of a new Art Museum and Bridge for creative learning. The Bundanon properties are located on the land of the Wodi Wodi, of the Yuin nation who speak the Dharawal language, of the South Coast and the Illawarra.
From the mid 19th century, the Shoalhaven River supported many farm properties and provided a mechanism for European occupants to bring their produce to the coast for sale.
European occupation was established at Bundanon in 1831 through a grant of 600 acres made to Richard Henry Browne. The land grant was conditional on the clearing of 55 acres, which were to be fenced and cultivated within five years.
This work was not completed and the property was sold to Dr Kenneth Mackenzie on 19 March 1838. From the available evidence Bundanon Homestead, completed in 1866, was constructed using well detailed machine sawn timber in the roof, floors and ceilings.