Scott Wilson Wesleydale

Dunorlan Harrogate Henry Reed

Chudleigh is a tiny 'village of roses' in a picturesque valley in Tasmania's Central North. It is possibly the last place you'd go looking for an old stone fortress but, in the early 1830s, this area was the very frontier of the known world. And a former Irish army officer who, at the age of sixty-three, decided to go farming on the edge would have needed some protection from the powerful Aboriginal tribe that called this area home and controlled access to nearby ochre mines. The stone compound...

Valley field Epping Forest

Country Merino Shot

The sandstone homestead at Valleyfield was a bit of an accident. The elongated 1838 building was designed to be coach-house, granary and servants' quarters, but the Taylor family ended up moving in, and it has been the main residence at this famous Saxon Merino sheep stud ever since. Valleyfield is therefore quite distinct from other homes of its era. The low, two-storey structure more closely resembles a military barracks than your typical Georgian mansion, and the dimensions of the original...

Country Houses of Tasmania

Mona Vale Tasmania

Behind the closed doors of our finest private colonial estates Photographs by Alice Bennett Text by Georgia Warner Copyright Alice Bennett and Georgia Warner 2009 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The Australian Copyright Act 1968 the Act allows a maximum of...