Great Properties of Country Victoria

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker
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Great Properties of Country Victoria
Great Properties of Country Victoria

Published

1 November 2015

ISBN

9780522866322

Weight

1464g

Size

291mm x 239mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Great Properties of Country Victoria

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker

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The Western District of Victoria. Even the name conjures up establishment families, history and grandeur. This area, extending from the Grampians region in the south-west of the state to Geelong in the east, and stretching as far north as Ararat, has some of the most productive land in Australia and some of its most renowned homesteads and gardens. In this fascinating and beautiful book, Richard Allen and Kimbal Baker take us into the private world of twenty of these most notable properties. Through their early histories we follow their fortunes and see the splendour of these great homes. It is a tribute to the past, when fortunes built elaborate mansions and grand gardens, and to the present owners who have so lovingly preserved their properties' architectural heritage.
The Western District of Victoria. Even the name conjures up establishment families, history and grandeur. This area, extending from the Grampians region in the south-west of the state to Geelong in the east, and stretching as far north as Ararat, has some of the most productive land in Australia and some of its most renowned homesteads and gardens. In this fascinating and beautiful book, Richard Allen and Kimbal Baker take us into the private world of twenty of these most notable properties. Through their early histories we follow their fortunes and see the splendour of these great homes. It is a tribute to the past, when fortunes built elaborate mansions and grand gardens, and to the present owners who have so lovingly preserved their properties' architectural heritage.

One virtue of this handsome book is that this celebrated region of Australia is viewed and inspected through so many different eyes.”
Geoffrey Blainey

Richard Allen

Richard Allen

Richard Allen has been a writer for more than 30 years and has written on a wide variety of subjects for The Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, Sunday Telegraph (UK) and BRW. His previous books include Shimmering Spokes: One Australian's 16,000 Kilometre Odyssey, Recollections of a Remarkable Age, Australia’s Remarkable Trees, The Spirit of Golf and How It Applies to Life

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Kimbal Baker

Kimbal Baker

Kimbal Baker is a Melbourne-based freelance photographer with more than thirty years experience. His images have been published in many Australian and overseas publications, and he has worked for Agence France-Presse and ACP publications. His previous books include Grammar, The Capital Golf Club, The National Golf Club, Australia’s Remarkable Trees and Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age.

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