THU 4TH JUN 2020


Bringing the family business community together

Summerville Farm

Business Address: Summerville Farm, Near Brighton, Tasmania

Country: Australia,

About Summerville Farm

A farm established near Hobart more than 200 years ago has been recognised as Australia's oldest continuous family business.

Summerville has been farmed continuously since 1808.  The property was settled just after Hobart was was established in 1804, and was recently handed to its seventh generation.

The most recent owner Jim Thompson says he is proud of his family's record on the land.  He believes his descendants on Summerville had to cope with bushrangers and droughts.

A remarkable family running a farm for over seven generations.