Reception cottage

The office building was formerly a duplex of two houses joined together in the middle, each self-contained. These two residences were part of over 50 cottages provided on the Camden Park estate for workers and their families.

For much of the estate's history, most of those who worked on the estate also lived on it. They were part of a self-sufficient community who lived, worked and socialised here. Some met future partners in the estate's Community Hall during social functions.

Before the duplex was converted to an office the residences were occupied by former employees or their spouses who had been given life tenancy by the Macarthurs. The office therefore reminds us of the rich social history of Camden Park and the generosity of the Macarthur family towards those who worked for them.