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Warrock Sheep Station 1843. Near Coleraine Victoria. 57 heritage buildings on one station. Dining room clutter.
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Warrock Station.Warrock sheep station is fairly typical of most Australia Felix properties (well watered, near a river, taken up by settlers from Launceston, who were also Scots etc.) Warrock near the Glenelg River is ideal for sheep and its origins go back to 1843 when the NSW government was allowing pastoral runs in this region. The original owners from Van Diemen’s Land soon sold to a Scot named George Robertson who took over the run of 11,700 acres in 1844. He had landed at Portland from Launceston. As a former cabinetmaker he spent the next thirty years designing wooden and sometimes brick Gothic style structures for his property. He built 57 wooden and brick structures plus the homestead which he kept enlarging from the original 1844 wooden structure. Thirty-three of the buildings are now heritage listed. Robertson’s cousin took out nearby Wando Vale run which adjoined Edward Henty’s run of Muntham (57,000 acres). (But the Hentys of Portland had other major runs too -Merino Downs, 23,500 acres and Sandford 15,700 acres.) Robertson married a cousin from Wando Vale but they had no children. When George Robertson died in 1890 he left Warrock to a nephew George Patterson. The leasehold of Warrock was converted to freehold in 1872. The Patterson family kept the property until 1992. Not only is this the most amazing sheep station in Australia but it is also the home of the Kelpie breed of sheep dog. The first Kelpie pup recognised as this breed was born on Warrock in the 1870s. Do not miss the brick dog kennels. Nearby Casterton has an annual Kelpie festival and a statue of a Kelpie adorns the entrance to Casterton. The dog is named after the mythological kelpie (horse like or even human like inhabitant of lochs etc) in Scottish folklore. Legend has it that kelpies emerged from the Scotch Collies which were crossbred with dingoes on the station. Kelpies are now famed sheep dogs used around the world.
Ford Mansion: Living Room
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The current state of real estate translates into some pretty amazing deals. This home – built as the "honeymoon cottage" for Eleanor & Edsel Ford – recently sold for 0,000.
Some stats: 6 bedrooms; just over 5.000 s.f. The lot is about 3/4 acre.
More details and backstory here: curbed.com/archives/2010/10/01/the-great-american-auto-ma…