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Chocolyn Homestead, Camperdown. In 1842 William Adeney took over 5,948 acres, part of the Purrumbete run, from the Manifold brothers and named it Chocolyn, probably after the local Aboriginal word 'chukkaelang' meaning feast. On a low rise overlooking the lake a slab hut was constructed and, in the early 1850s, some stone buildings were added to form a farm complex. William Adeney was a prominent man in local affairs; he was appointed a J.P. in 1856, sat on the Bench for many years at…

In 1842 William Adeney took over acres, part of the Purrumbete run, from the Manifold brothers and named it Chocolyn, probably after the local Aboriginal word 'chukkaelang' meaning feast. On a low rise overlooking the

Lower Aird Homestead, Byaduk (310km W of Melbourne), has had a long association with the Fraser family, pioneers in the Southern Grampians district. The Fraser brothers selected the land in 1861; in 1867 James Fraser and his wife Mary built the bluestone section of the house. It is asymmetrical with three rooms across the front, a plan shared with other homesteads in the region suggesting a common builder. Several timber additions were made to the house in the 20th century.

Lower Aird Homestead, Byaduk (310km W of Melbourne), has had a long association with the Fraser family, pioneers in the Southern Grampians district. The Fraser brothers selected the land in 1861; in 1867 James Fraser and his wife Mary built the bluestone section of the house. It is asymmetrical with three rooms across the front, a plan shared with other homesteads in the region suggesting a common builder. Several timber additions were made to the house in the 20th century.

Mortat Homestead, Goroke (368km NW of Melbourne), is a large two-storey house built before 1864 in sandstone ashlar. It was constructed for David Affleck who had emigrated from Scotland in 1838 at the age of six with his parents and siblings. His brothers held the leases on adjoining runs: Rosebank of 15,000 acres and Pleasant Banks of 42,000 acres. The Mortat homestead complex retains an early small stable building of slab construction.

Mortat Homestead, Goroke (368km NW of Melbourne), is a large two-storey house built before 1864 in sandstone ashlar. It was constructed for David Affleck who had emigrated from Scotland in 1838 at the age of six with his parents and siblings. His brothers held the leases on adjoining runs: Rosebank of 15,000 acres and Pleasant Banks of 42,000 acres. The Mortat homestead complex retains an early small stable building of slab construction.

Gringegalgona Homestead, Gringegalgona, was built in 1873 for Duncan Robertson, a successful Western District pastoralist who had acquired the 40,000 acre pastoral run in c1861. The run was originally established by Simon Cadden, whose gravesite lies in the grounds, as do the archaeological remains of the original house. The present two-storey symmetrical mansion was constructed of sandstone quarried locally from the Dundas Range and is the only large house known to have been built using…

Gringegalgona Homestead, Gringegalgona, was built in 1873 for Duncan Robertson, a successful Western District pastoralist who had acquired the 40,000 acre pastoral run in c1861. The run was originally established by Simon Cadden, whose gravesite lies in the grounds, as do the archaeological remains of the original house. The present two-storey symmetrical mansion was constructed of sandstone quarried locally from the Dundas Range and is the only large house known to have been built using…

Junction Lodge, Carisbrook (Central Victoria, 163km NW of Melbourne), is a complex of homestead buildings constructed in locally quarried bluestone in 1873 for goldmining entrepreneur and pastoralist Henry Chalk. Parts of the homestead and outbuildings date back to 1853 as well as the nearby remnants of Chalk’s No. 1 gold mine that helped make him rich. Unfortunately, Chalk didn’t have long to enjoy his new home as he died the year after its construction, in 1874. The symmetrical…

Junction Lodge, Carisbrook (Central Victoria, 163km NW of Melbourne), is a complex of homestead buildings constructed in locally quarried bluestone in 1873 for goldmining entrepreneur and pastoralist Henry Chalk. Parts of the homestead and outbuildings date back to 1853 as well as the nearby remnants of Chalk’s No. 1 gold mine that helped make him rich. Unfortunately, Chalk didn’t have long to enjoy his new home as he died the year after its construction, in 1874. The symmetrical…

The Gums, Penshurst, is one of the oldest properties in Western Victoria, the pastoral run having been taken up by the Burchett Brothers (Frederick, Henry and Charles) in 1839. Two homesteads survive on the property, the first, dating from 1852 is known as the Gottereaux homestead and was built to replace an 1839 slab hut. It is a small weatherboard house with a timber verandah across its facade, and bay windows to either side of the front door. Its mature 19th century garden survives, and…

The Gums, Penshurst, is one of the oldest properties in Western Victoria, the…

Mont de Lancey Homestead, Wandin (55km E of Melbourne). Stonemason Henry Sebire from Guernsey selected 80 acres of bushland in 1867 and, with his wife and four children, cleared the land and built a wooden house. In the 1880s he constructed a more substantial home (from bricks made onsite) which remained in the Sebire family until 1993, when they donated it to the community. The restored homestead and garden, and an 1880s slab kitchen from elsewhere, are open to the public.

Mont de Lancey Homestead, Wandin (55km E of Melbourne). Stonemason Henry Sebire from Guernsey selected 80 acres of bushland in 1867 and, with his wife and four children, cleared the land and built a wooden house. In the 1880s he constructed a more substantial home (from bricks made onsite) which remained in the Sebire family until 1993, when they donated it to the community. The restored homestead and garden, and an 1880s slab kitchen from elsewhere, are open to the public.

Bushy Park Homestead, a 19th century homestead originally located on the Avon River, Briagolong. It was constructed of pit­sawn red gums for Angus McMillan, Gippsland's most important explorer. By the 1856 census McMillan was recorded as the owner of 150,000 acres, upon which he ran the region's second-largest holding of sheep and third-largest of cattle. In the same year, "Bushy Park" itself was recorded as an eight-room home attached to a four-room cottage, adjacent to a stable, wool…

Bushy Park Homestead, a 19th century homestead originally located on the Avon River, Briagolong. It was constructed of pit­sawn red gums for Angus McMillan, Gippsland's most important explorer. By the 1856 census McMillan was recorded as the owner of 150,000 acres, upon which he ran the region's second-largest holding of sheep and third-largest of cattle. In the same year, "Bushy Park" itself was recorded as an eight-room home attached to a four-room cottage, adjacent to a stable, wool…

Chateau Yering, Coldstream, was known originally as Yering Station. It was established in the late 1830s by prominent settlers William Ryrie and his brothers Donald and James. Paul de Castella purchased the property in 1850 and developed it as a successful vineyard. The 1860s homestead complex remains today beneath an overlay of alterations and additions. Now a prestigious hotel and restaurant, the Yering homestead is an unusually planned domestic dwelling which demonstrates a changing…

Chateau Yering, Coldstream, was known originally as Yering Station. It was established in the late 1830s by prominent settlers William Ryrie and his brothers Donald and James. Paul de Castella purchased the property in 1850 and developed it as a successful vineyard. The 1860s homestead complex remains today beneath an overlay of alterations and additions. Now a prestigious hotel and restaurant, the Yering homestead is an unusually planned domestic dwelling which demonstrates a changing…

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