The stunning landscape surrounding Mangowine is a powerful reminder of people's relationship with the environment. The place represents a story of resilience and tenacity. In the 1870s, Charles and Jane Adams built the homestead from locally sourced mud, rushes, rocks and timber. Charles then spent his days tending to the 16,000-acre property, while Jane maintained the house, vegetable garden and homestead livestock, and looked after 12 children. The Adams eventually expanded the homestead to include an inn and lodgings, which served well during the 1880s gold rush. Jane was widowed at the age of 46, but being a strong and remarkable woman, she managed the property, cropping wheat and growing wool, while raising her children. For almost 50 years Jane recorded the daily rainfall at Mangowine for the Meteorological Office and had a fortnightly mail run which brought additional income to help support her family. If you would like to take in the full beauty of the homestead and surrounds, there is camping available onsite. The Mangowine Homestead is located 16.4kms north of Nungarin and is well worth the drive.