Daughter of Mine. A novel by Fiona Lowe
Daughter of Mine is a novel about family, secrets and lies and is set in the stunning Western District of Victoria
Corio Villa, Geelong, Victoria. Prefabricated in 1855 and constructed in 1856, Corio Villa is the first prefabricated cast iron house in Australia. This landmark ornate white mansion is considered by locals to be the jewel in Geelong's waterfront crown and sold in 2013 for over $5 million. It is one of the state's most significant historic homes. The house was commissioned by William Gray, a colonial crown land commissioner, but he died before the house arrived in Australia. Once the house d...
Chocolyn Homestead, Camperdown. In 1842 William Adeney took over 5,948 acres, part of the Purrumbete run, from the Manifold brothers and named it Chocolyn, probably after the local Aboriginal word 'chukkaelang' meaning feast. On a low rise overlooking the lake a slab hut was constructed and, in the early 1850s, some stone buildings were added to form a farm complex. William Adeney was a prominent man in local affairs; he was appointed a J.P. in 1856, sat on the Bench for many years at Camper...
Elcho Homestead, Bacchus Marsh Rd, Lovely Banks (nr Lara) - a picturesque basalt Gothic-revival mansion situated on a ridge with views to Corio Bay. It was built in c1867 (architect unknown) and enlarged in c1872, for John and Elizabeth Galletly. John was the Geelong branch manager of the London Chartered Bank, Elizabeth was the daughter of Western District pioneer, George Armytage.