Great Properties of Country Victoria

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker
Hardback
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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 thirty years, covering a wide variety of subjects for Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, The Sunday Telegraph (UK) and BRW. His previous books include Australia’s Remarkable Trees, Great Properties of Country Victoria, More Great Properties of Country Victoria and The Spirit of Golf and How It Applies to Life.

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Kimbal Baker

Kimbal Baker

Kimbal Baker is a freelance photographer with more than forty years’ experience. His images have been published in numerous journals and magazines, and he has worked as a staff photographer for ACP Publications and Agence France-Presse. His images have also been acquired by the National Library of Australia and a number have been issued by Australia Post as First Day Covers and a postage stamp series. His books include Australia’s Remarkable Trees, Great Properties

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