Carpenter's shop

The Carpenter's shop was possibly built in the 1890s. The decorative barge boards (the timber boards on the outside at the top, on the front and back of the building) are similar to those on the granary, suggesting the building was constructed by James English and sons, who were builders and carpenters on Camden Park at that time.

The narrow doors and poorly lit interior indicate the building may have been used for something else before becoming the carpenter's shop. Herb English, a carpenter at Camden Park for many years, kept his tools and equipment in the carpenter's shop. One of his many jobs was to repair furniture and other wooden items brought to him by the Macarthurs.

Annette Macarthur-Onslow recalls that broken chairs and other items lined the walls and there was always a pot of aromatic glue bubbling on a spirit flame.