Located just 3km north of Burra on the Barrier Highway, you'll find an abandoned farmhouse that has gained fame and notoriety. Known as the "Midnight Oil House," this cottage rose to prominence when it was featured on the album cover of Midnight Oil's "Diesel and Dust" record, captured by renowned Australian photographer Ken Duncan.
Midnight Oil selected the image for their album cover, as it symbolized the Australian bush setting they sought to evoke. The album became a huge success, solidifying the Burra Homestead's image as an iconic representation of the band's music. Despite the aging lean-to structure, with a deteriorating roof and a fallen wall, the house still stands today.