Great Properties of Victoria Revised Edition

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker
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Great Properties of Victoria Revised Edition

Published

1 March 2022

ISBN

9780522878066

Pages

256

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Great Properties of Victoria Revised Edition

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker
A new, updated edition of this bestselling title featuring stunning photography of the great mansions of the Western District
The Western District of Victoria. Even the name conjures up establishment families, history and grandeur. Extending from the Grampians region in the south-west of the state to Geelong in the east, and stretching as far north as Ararat, The Western District some of the most productive land in Australia and some of its most renowned homesteads and gardens. In this revised edition of Richard Allen and Kimbal Baker's fascinating and beautiful book, we are taken 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 elaborate mansions and grand gardens were established, and to the present, with owners who have so lovingly preserved their properties' architectural heritage. The new edition of this bestselling title brings the history of the estates up to date, including five fully revised chapters, with new photography scattered throughout.
The Western District of Victoria. Even the name conjures up establishment families, history and grandeur. Extending from the Grampians region in the south-west of the state to Geelong in the east, and stretching as far north as Ararat, The Western District some of the most productive land in Australia and some of its most renowned homesteads and gardens. In this revised edition of Richard Allen and Kimbal Baker's fascinating and beautiful book, we are taken 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 elaborate mansions and grand gardens were established, and to the present, with owners who have so lovingly preserved their properties' architectural heritage. The new edition of this bestselling title brings the history of the estates up to date, including five fully revised chapters, with new photography scattered throughout.

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.

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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.

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