Born in Cootamundra, NSW, Don Bradman is widely acknowledged as cricket’s greatest batsman. His Test Match batting average of 99.94 has been viewed as one of the greatest achievements in all sports.
Don Bradman lived at this house between the ages of three to fifteen, and it was here that he developed his phenomenal batting skills by throwing a golf ball against the base of a tank stand.
Winner of both The National Trust and Wingecarribee Shire Awards for Conservation and Heritage. Visit or stay at award-winning 52 Shepherd Street and immerse yourself in Australian cultural and social history.
"If home is where the heart is, then 52 Shepherd Street, Bowral, is certainly the heart of the Bradman story. So much social, local and Bradman family history is contained and explained within its walls."
Author and Historian
"It blew me away … you really get a sense of how people lived back then. Took me back to my grandparents home and days"
Former Australian Opening Test batsman and Captain of NSW Cricket team
"52 Shepherd Street interprets cricket’s most celebrated individual in terms of locality and domesticity. Visitors may be drawn in by Bradman, but should depart with a sense of the Bradmans"
Author and Journalist
"A visit to 52 Shepherd Street is all about Australian social history and the early days of a sporting phenomenon named Bradman."
Jim Maxwell AM
Broadcaster and Journalist
"What a privilege to visit this very special place with my nephew Mark Greig. It could only have been bettered if our fathers had been with us - great admirers of ’The Great Man’"
Former England and Sussex cricketer and brother of Tony Greig
“Best day ever!”
Age 7, Kellyville
“I loved being at the Bradman House. It was so fun.”
Age 7, Bowral
52 Shepherd Street
Bowral NSW 2576