Granny Scholz, the mid-wife who delivered "The greatest batsman the world has ever known" Sir Donald Bradman on 27th August 1908, operated a small private hospital in the front room of the building at 89 Adams Street.
The building was refurbished in 1991, and now his birthplace has been lovingly restored with the official opening on 23rd October 1992.
The birthplace cottage contains memorabilia of Sir Don, of cricket and of the Cootamundra district.
Admission to the Birthplace is $3.00 for adults and children under 16 are free.
The Bradmans Birthplace is situated at 89 Adams Street, Cootamundra and is complimented by the Memorabilia Cottage at 87 Adams Street. It was the initiative of Cootamundra Shire Council to purchase and develop these sites for future generations.
Bradmans Birthplace is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a decuctible gift recipient. All donations of $2.00 or more, made to Bradmans Birthplace is tax deductible.
The property next door to Bradman's Birthplace, called Memorabilia Cottage, contains a nostalgic display of curios, bric-a-brac and Australian memorabilia, much of which dates back to the era when Sir Donald Bradman was born.
This adjoining property houses a collection of memorabillia that is on loan to Council from Peter and Jenny Cash. They created the collection over a number of years and have painstakingly taken every opportunity to increase their collection. It is a great sight to see and will bring back many memories for most people
Volunteers are needed at Bradmans Birthplace. The birthplace and memorabilia cottage attract approximately 5000 tourists each year. The Birthplace is open 7 days a week with volunteers assisting Monday through Friday.
The cottage is open 9am till 5pm with volunteers doing one 4 hour shift either fortnightly or monthly on a roster. There are 2 shifts per day from 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm.
A volunteers role it to greet visitors and show them around the birthplace and memorabilia cottage. To be a successful volunteer you will need to like talking to people and promoting Cootamundra, you do not need to know anything about cricket to become a volunteer as you will soon become a enthusiast.
If you want to become a volunteer or know more about becoming a volunteer contact the Cootamundra Shire Council on 02 69402100. If you would like to volunteer but not commit on a regular basis you can go on the emergency relief contact list.
Volunteer Registration Form (DOC 26KB)
Phone: 02 6940 2100