The house in Genevieve Osborne’s poem, ‘Slow Falling’ is located approximately twelve kilometres south of Bermagui on the far south coast of New South Wales. It stands in a paddock, on a rise one kilometre south west of the Murrah River Bridge. It can be seen from the bridge, and for several hundred metres south of the bridge, from the Bermagui – Tathra road.
The house has been owned by the same farming family for several generations. It was abandoned and then used as a corn store for cattle. It is now in a state of partial collapse – the verandah and southern gable have fallen to the ground.