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Woorookoobanya Homestead

120 Buicks Road,, MAJORCA VIC 3465 - Property No B2171

Woorookoobanya (Big Water Hole). The main building was started about 1876 and finished about 1884. The plans for the main building included a servants' wing but this was not completed. The property was originally part of Rodborough Vale run taken up by Thos. Chirnside in 1839, followed by Don. McKinnon and finally E G Bucknall & Sons in 1844. The homestead was built by Albert, the youngest son of E G Bucknall, when he married in 1875. It was sold to a Mr Thompson in ... more




Simmons House

Cnr Scallan & Ligar Streets,, STAWELL VIC 3380 - Property No B7035

Oban, built for mine owner Edward Simmons in 1897-98 to the design of Kempson and Conolly, is of local architectural and historical significance. Architecturally, Oban is a fine example of a large "transition style" house, featuring elements of both late Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture. Its large size, generous setting and central hill-top location make it a landmark in the town of Stawell, a significance it retains despite the loss of the verandah. ... more