District of Majura

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Around The District Of Majura
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History of Majura
The Majura Valley was used by the Ngunnawal people (Australian Aboriginals) before settlement by Britons in the mid-1820s and 1830s. Settlements were scarce, and recent surveys show that this was likely a transitory camping area during nomadic journeys between Lake George and the upper Yass River catchments.

A Scotsman, Robert Campbell settled the area, having been granted land in 1825. His compensation grant was 4,000 acres (16 km2) of land and 710 sheep, after Campbell's ship the "Sydney" was lost off the coast of New Guinea while chartered to the New South Wales government. Campbell named his property Majura probably after "Majura in India", according to the ACT National Trust. In 1825 James Ainslie by assignment of Campbell started a sheep station in the area which today is Canberra. Campbell named the property Duntroon. The origin of this name was Duntrune Castle at Argyll and Bute in Scotland. The house was later acquired for the establishment of the Royal Military College and eventually became its mess.

Campbell was assigned convict labourers, but also sought to bring free settlers as farm workers. These people were settled on small holdings of around 2 acres. Such a holding appears to be "Majura House" which is reputed to have been built for Alfred Mayo and his family between 1846 and 1860, the house remaining in family ownership until 1981. By the mid-1850s there were approximately 50 people residing in the Majura Valley (see links).

Following land reforms in 1861, other families sought free selection of Crown Land in the Majura Valley in the 1860s and by the late 1800s had established what was a proto-village with school, community hall and Post Office, near the "Avonley" property. By 1891 there were 83 dwellings, housing 393 people within the Majura Valley. A major land holder was the Harman family.

Creation of the Federal Capital Territory in 1912 ended freehold title, with the land becoming Commonwealth lands that were then leased to former occupiers.

The Majura District was designated by the Districts Act of 1966 as one of the 18 districts of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

History info thanks to Wikipedia.

Things To See and Do In Majura

Despite the fact that there are only few people who reside in Majura, you will find within its boundaries a black truffle farm, a winery, glamping accommodation, a solar farm, a shopping centre, Mount Majura, IKEA, a golf course, an international airport and according to Google maps - the most popular lookout in Canberra - Mount Ainslie


Mount Majura Vineyard can be found near the top of Majura, perched on the side of a hill which happens to be perfect for growing vines. The valley below gets frosty, however the hill drains the cold, faces east and sits on a bed of 430 million year old volcanic rock and limestone underneath, making it the perfect conditions for a vineyard. Shiraz, Riesling and Tempranillo thrive there, however they experiment with new varieties to take advantage of this unique position. The Cellar Door is open between 10am - 5pm 7 days a week for tastings, which costs $5 - $10 per person. When you've finished, take a self-guided Gumboot Tour through the vines and take in the views.


The Naked Cubby is a new glamping experience that has recently opened in April 2018, on the property of Mount Majura Vineyard. Above the vineyard, with the best views in the district, is a glamorous bell tent with a small deck to take in the views and enjoy the peace and quiet. Its name Naked Cubby refers to the experience of being free from technology, with books, board games, star gazing and wine to enjoy in the natural environment.


The Truffle Farm Canberra is located further up the road from Mount Majura Vineyard and is a popular venue to visit during the Canberra Region Truffle Festival, between June and August each year. Canberra has the same climate conditions as the truffle-growing regions in France, where they grow the prized Périgord Truffle - a black fungus that is eaten as a delicacy and is the most expensive fungus in the world.


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