Places

Ravensthorpe

Location: Tongarra Road, Albion Park

Ravensthorpe was built in 1893 for Doctor Arthur Wigley Bateman and his family. Dr Bateman was the first physician based in Albion Park and his surgery was on the eastern side of the home.

The Bateman’s had eleven children. Their eldest daughter Mary, married John Raftery whose family operated the Commercial Hotel at the Albion Park crossroads. They lived at the hotel for a while before buying Ravensthorpe from the Bateman family in the 1920s. 

The Bateman and Raftery families have 7th generation descendants living in Albion Park today.

Opening hours

Monday  9.30am–8pm
Tuesday 9:30am–8pm
Wednesday 9:30am–8pm
Thursday 9:30am–8pm

Friday 9.30am–5pm
Saturday 9am–3pm
Sunday 12pm–3pm

Shellharbour City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of Dharawal Country and recognises their continued connection to the land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and the contribution they make to the life of this city.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed.