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More great properties of country Victoria : the Western District's golden age / Richard Allen and Kimbal Baker
Bib ID 7421226
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Allen, Richard, 1963- author
 
Description Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing Limited, 2017 
©2017 
xi, 211 pages : colour illustrations, colour photographs ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9780522872392 (hardback)
Summary

English novelist Anthony Trollope described the Western District squatters in the 1870s as ‘plentiful, proud, prejudiced, given to hospitality, impatient of contradiction thoughtful on the future, and above all, conscious perhaps a little too conscious of their own importance forty thousand sheep cannot be shorn without a piano; twenty thousand is the lowest number that renders napkins at dinner imperative’. But these squatters were also speculators and investors, whose entrepreneurship built great wealth and elaborate mansions. Around their Georgian and Victorian homes they created an antipodean England, employing the best-known landscape architects of the day. The Western District today retains most of the renowned homesteads and gardens that date from these times. This fascinating and beautiful book sequel to the bestselling Great Properties of Country Victoria takes us into the private world of thirteen more notable properties. Through their histories we follow their fortunes extraordinary tales of risk and reward and through the photographs see the splendour of great homes that have been lovingly maintained and carefully restored. It is a tribute to the past and present owners who have so painstakingly preserved their properties’ heritage.

Notes

Includes index.

Illustrations on endpapers.

Subjects Western District (Vic.) -- Pictorial works.  |  Country homes -- Victoria -- Western District -- Pictorial works.  |  Country homes -- Conservation and restoration -- Victoria -- Western District.  |  Historic buildings -- Victoria -- Western District -- Pictorial works.  |  Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Victoria -- Western District.  |  Western District (Vic.) -- History.  |  Western District (Vic.) -- Pictorial works.  |  Western District (Vic.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Baker, Kimbal, author

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