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Yalla-Y-Poora homestead near Ararat.

Yalla-Y-Poora homestead near Ararat.

Kilmany Park, Sale, settled in 1841 by William Pearson. Originally, the successful pastoralist built a wooden structure, then this substantial brick mansion was built during the 1860s.

Kilmany Park, Sale, settled in 1841 by William Pearson. Originally, the successful pastoralist built a wooden structure, then this substantial brick mansion was built during the

Scot's Uniting Church in Lake Bolac, Victoria, Australia. by Paul Emmings

My childhood church - simply beautiful! Scot's Uniting Church in Lake Bolac, Victoria, Australia. by Paul Emmings

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Nambrok Homestead, home of the great race horse, Patrobas who won the 1915 Melbourne Cup. Owned by Mrs. Edith Widdis, Patrobas has a statue erected in his honour at Rosedale.

Nambrok Homestead, home of the great race horse, Patrobas who won the 1915 Melbourne Cup. Owned by Mrs. Edith Widdis, Patrobas has a statue erected in his honour at Rosedale.

Merchiston Hall, Geelong, was built in 1856 for James Cowie, pioneer merchant, businessman and politician. Architects Backhouse and Reynolds planned the rendered Italianate mansion with its colonnaded verandah and upper balcony designed to command views over Corio Bay and the Botanical Gardens. Geelong mayor, G.F. Belcher, acquired the property in 1872. Classified 'A' by the National Trust, it is a private residence and maintained in excellent, near original condition.

Merchiston Hall, Geelong, was built in 1856 for James Cowie, pioneer merchant, businessman and politician. Architects Backhouse and Reynolds planned the rendered Italianate mansion with its colonnaded verandah and upper balcony designed to command views over Corio Bay and the Botanical Gardens. Geelong mayor, G.F. Belcher, acquired the property in 1872. Classified 'A' by the National Trust, it is a private residence and maintained in excellent, near original condition.

Bellholme, Yalla-Y-Poora

Bellholme, Yalla-Y-Poora

Gowrie, Glenroy, was built on land acquired in 1848 by Scottish immigrant pastoralists and cousins, James Robertson and Alexander Gibb.  Robertson, Gibb and their wives arrived in 1841 after a traumatic voyage. Their ship, the India, had caught fire near Rio De Janiero and they had to complete the voyage aboard the Grindley. Gibb and Robertson selected 640 acres at Campbellfield and set up business as coachbuilders and blacksmiths, living in a tent. In c1850 they divided the land into two…

Gowrie, Glenroy, was built on land acquired in 1848 by Scottish immigrant pastoralists and cousins, James Robertson and Alexander Gibb. Robertson, Gibb and their wives arrived in 1841 after a traumatic voyage. Their ship, the India, had caught fire near Rio De Janiero and they had to complete the voyage aboard the Grindley. Gibb and Robertson selected 640 acres at Campbellfield and set up business as coachbuilders and blacksmiths, living in a tent. In c1850 they divided the land into two…

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