A couple of good offer home images I found:
Werribee Park mansion built 1874 to 1877. Black marble fireplace in collection.
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Werribee Park mansion former home of Thomas and Andrew Chirnside and soon after it became a Catholic Seminary from 1922 until 1973.
The Chirnside brothers had been early pastoralists in NSW and SA . The majority of their particular pastoral properties were inside Western areas of what became hawaii of Victoria. They’d Mt William run in the Grampians from 1842. Other people works had been shortly acquired and also the canny Scots made a king’s ransom with works across the Wannon River and near Camperdown and Skipton.
Thomas decided to settle at Werribee although he’d 90,000 acres of works near Camperdown and Skipton. He acquired land at Werribee during the early 1850s and eventually built a grand bluestone mansion on property from 1874 to 1877. It had a lot more than 60 rooms.
Brother Andrew made his
mind base at Skipton. When Werribee Park mansion ended up being built Thomas moved in to the mansion also. It had been Thomas who donated land and cash the building associated with Presbyterian chapel in Werribee. Thomas never married and suffered from despair. He committed suicide in 1887 and left their share regarding the freehold properties to his bro Andrew and Andrew’s sons. Andrews sons lived in the mansion until 1922 when it ended up being offered. It absolutely was the biggest exclusive mansion in Victoria.