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Historic Photo of the Day - Collins Street, Melbourne ~ 1888, looking west from Spring Street.Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street was Australia's first custom built complex of artist's studios, still under construction in the photo below. Love the twin domed towers of the old Masonic Temple on the left as well, demolished to make way for Collins Place.

Historic Photo of the Day - Collins Street, Melbourne ~ 1888, looking west from Spring Street.Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street was Australia's first custom built complex of artist's studios, still under construction in the photo below. Love the twin domed towers of the old Masonic Temple on the left as well, demolished to make way for Collins Place.

Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury - Urie and Ferguson stained glass panel of a platypus; part of huge window.

Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury - Urie and Ferguson stained glass panel of a platypus; part of huge window.

RUPERTSWOOD - located in Sunbury, dated to 1874, architect George Browne

RUPERTSWOOD - located in Sunbury, dated to 1874, architect George Browne

The abandoned mansion, 'Mintaro', beautiful but derelict, is situated near Romsey in Victoria. The homestead is a rendered brick Italianate building with a two-storey loggia running across the front and part way along two sides. The entrance porch on the north side has free-standing Doric columns and is surmounted by an impressive three storey tower with a belvedere. The Mintaro homestead complex sits within an outstanding designed landscape created from 1881 to the 1920s.

The abandoned mansion, 'Mintaro', beautiful but derelict, is situated near Romsey in Victoria. The homestead is a rendered brick Italianate building with a two-storey loggia running across the front and part way along two sides. The entrance porch on the north side has free-standing Doric columns and is surmounted by an impressive three storey tower with a belvedere. The Mintaro homestead complex sits within an outstanding designed landscape created from 1881 to the 1920s.

"The Lodge" Gatekeeper's House, Rupertswood Estate - Sunbury by raaen99, via Flickr

"The Lodge" Gatekeeper's House, Rupertswood Estate - Sunbury by raaen99, via Flickr

Emly Park, Ballan is a renowned property with a heritage stretching back to the beginnings of white settlement in the district. Irish pioneer John L Von Steiglitz arrived in Ballan in 1838 and David Vere Stead took up the Emly Park run soon after. David Stead, born in 1797, was a Quaker from Falmouth, who had arrived in the Port Phillip district in 1835. He took up a run near Geelong, but in 1838 Stead, John Cowie and two of the von Steiglitz brothers headed north west with their stock…

Emly Park, Ballan is a renowned property with a heritage stretching back to the beginnings of white settlement in the district. Irish pioneer John L Von Steiglitz arrived in Ballan in 1838 and David Vere Stead took up the Emly Park run soon after. David Stead, born in 1797, was a Quaker from Falmouth, who had arrived in the Port Phillip district in 1835. He took up a run near Geelong, but in 1838 Stead, John Cowie and two of the von Steiglitz brothers headed north west with their stock…

RUPERTSWOOD, SUNBURY, THE NEW MANSION FOR W. J. CLARKE, ESQ. Date(s) of creation: October 7, 1874. print : wood engraving.

RUPERTSWOOD, SUNBURY, THE NEW MANSION FOR W. J. CLARKE, ESQ. Date(s) of creation: October 7, 1874. print : wood engraving.

Glenara, Bulla, is a pastoral property that was developed by prominent grazier Walter Clark, J.P. from the mid 1850s. The homestead, on an elevated site overlooking the gorge of Deep Creek, was built in 1857 to the design of architect Albert Purchas. It is a large single storey house of granite, bluestone and brick, encircled by a verandah with delicate timber joinery. In 1867 the celebrated artist Eugene von Guerard painted the house in its dramatic setting, its Italianate terraced garden…

Glenara, Bulla, is a pastoral property that was developed by prominent grazier Walter Clark, J.P. from the mid 1850s. The homestead, on an elevated site overlooking the gorge of Deep Creek, was built in 1857 to the design of architect Albert Purchas. It is a large single storey house of granite, bluestone and brick, encircled by a verandah with delicate timber joinery. In 1867 the celebrated artist Eugene von Guerard painted the house in its dramatic setting, its Italianate terraced garden…

Emu Bottom Homestead, Sunbury. The story of Emu Bottom began on August 30, 1835, when the schooner Enterprise sailed up Port Phillip Bay. On board was the first party of settlers who built the huts on the banks of the Yarra from which the City of Melbourne then grew. Among that group was George Evans, who after exploring the area, chose to settle 40kms from the where the city would eventually develop, in a picturesque valley. It was here, in 1836, that he built the handsome stone building…

Emu Bottom Homestead, Sunbury. The story of Emu Bottom began on August 30, 1835, when the schooner Enterprise sailed up Port Phillip Bay. On board was the first party of settlers who built the huts on the banks of the Yarra from which the City of Melbourne then grew. Among that group was George Evans, who after exploring the area, chose to settle 40kms from the where the city would eventually develop, in a picturesque valley. It was here, in 1836, that he built the handsome stone building…

Elderslie, New Gisborne, is an early surviving and substantial brick house, important both architecturally and for its intactness. The Colonial style building is exemplary for its era and distinguished by its unusual rows of gables and their detailing. The degree of intactness of this building is unusual. Elderslie is believed to have been built for Thomas Ferrier Hamilton in the early 1850s, with additions made in c1900. The dwelling is single-storeyed and characterised by its encircling…

Elderslie, New Gisborne, is an early surviving and substantial brick house, important both architecturally and for its intactness. The Colonial style building is exemplary for its era and distinguished by its unusual rows of gables and their detailing. The degree of intactness of this building is unusual. Elderslie is believed to have been built for Thomas Ferrier Hamilton in the early 1850s, with additions made in c1900. The dwelling is single-storeyed and characterised by its encircling…

Emu Bottom Homestead is a historic homestead near Sunbury, in Victoria. Built around 1836, Emu Bottom is the oldest existing farmhouse constructed by settlers in Victoria. It was so named because it was built on low-lying land that was the haunt of numerous emus.

Emu Bottom Homestead is a historic homestead near Sunbury, in Victoria. Built around 1836, Emu Bottom is the oldest existing farmhouse constructed by settlers in Victoria. It was so named because it was built on low-lying land that was the haunt of numerous emus.

Emu Bottom Homestead, Sunbury, was built by George Evans in c1836, making it Victoria's oldest surviving farmhouse. After Evan's death, his widow renamed the property 'Emu Vale'. It was for a time named ‘Invargargyll’ when it was owned by a Brigadier General Clark at the turn of the 19th Century, then 'Holly Green' under the ownership of Harry Webb. When Hedley and Janet Elliott bought Emu Bottom in 1968 they gave it back its original name and spent a year on restoration before opening it to…

Emu Bottom Homestead, Sunbury, was built by George Evans in c1836, making it Victoria's oldest surviving farmhouse. After Evan's death, his widow renamed the property 'Emu Vale'. It was for a time named ‘Invargargyll’ when it was owned by a Brigadier General Clark at the turn of the 19th Century, then 'Holly Green' under the ownership of Harry Webb. When Hedley and Janet Elliott bought Emu Bottom in 1968 they gave it back its original name and spent a year on restoration before opening it to…