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South Australian Garden Bristles With Life
With her artistic eye, Jenni has created lovely textures in her garden, although she insists it’s “mostly an accident”. Here, the homestead is framed by branches of a golden ash with plantings of echium, succulents and agapanthus producing a symphony of greens. Popping out of the echium are steel rods topped with blue bottles.
Dhurringile Homestead, near Murchison, was built by James Irving (of the Winter-Irving family) in 1876-77. After the great Goulburn flood of 1870 had washed away his original wooden homestead, Irving selected a site away from the river for the construction of a huge, 68-room, towered brick mansion which he named Dhurringile. The mansion was designed by Lloyd Tayler and Wyatt, one of Melbourne's most prominent architectural firms. It is now part of a minimum security prison.
Kolor Homestead, Penshurst (279km W of Melbourne), sits beneath the twin volcanic cones of Mt Rouse and is one of the most picturesque homesteads in the Western District. A large bluestone villa with bluestone outbuildings, it is set in a well-established garden with extended parkland. In 1838, John Cox took up the Mount Rouse run which was to become Kolor. The government soon evicted him to set up the Mount Rouse Aboriginal Protectorate comprising 100 sq miles centred on the mountain. But t...
Don't you just love the early Australian architecture. I had to take a photo of this charming quality constructed cottage in Goulburn on Saturday. Notice the detail in the decorative brickwork, the sandstone trim, fretwork features as well as the decorative bullnose metal awning above the front double hung windows. Now, this home has character and presence and will stand the test of time. A little attention should be given to the fence however! #architecture #www.buildingworksaust.com.au
SA Historical Archaeology Database
Summary : Eynesbury House, was built by George Wilcox in 1880, with a victorian/italianate influence. The original area of the land exceeded 14 acres, but is today reduced to less then two. The house has survived with little change to its original architectural change, making it a wonderful example of ninteenth century design.