Monday, December 6, 2010

Werribee Mansion

I visited Werribee Mansion today... spectacular old italianate house of around 100 rooms,  built around 1877 by Scottish immigrants Thomas and Andrew Chirnside (and here endeth the history lesson vbg)

House is now restored by the Victorian Government and open to the general public... the house and gardens surrounding it are quite spectacular... would take an army of staff to have kept it going while the the family lived in it.

Its still surrounded by ten acres of manicured lawns, a rose garden with 5000 roses, herb gardens, lake and grotto... originally they owned 400 acres and it was a working farm.

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