He had 20 kids from 2 wives. That’s all I could remember. The homestead came with a lot of land which the government later acquired.

I ran into a fellow guide from Melbourne! She gave us a private tour.

I’m surprised it’s still standing! As it was built on rubbles

It’s now owned by the National Trust. They’ve renovated most of it. The windows are original. The furniture was donated by people.

The piano is the only original piece. The strings are vertical!
Garden views
The ladies room. More feminine than the dining room. The ceiling roses are made out of papermache from Paris.
The rubbles
The state of the homestead before the renovation
The coach house and grounds
Just beautiful
An old coach
The barn

The secret wall garden

About the homestead.