I love this typical old Australian homestead surrounded by a rambling country garden … you see a lot of farmhouses/gardens like this in rural Australia. photos by michael wee for country style au ‘Clair Matin’ shrub rose xx debra via homelife
Lexington Homestead, Moyston (220km W of Melbourne). The run was taken up by Horatio Wills in 1839-40; in c1851 he built the large brick homestead with its encircling verandas and grand views to the Grampians. When gold was found in 1852, the station hands left to seek their fortunes and Horatio had to sell after only two years in the new house. He was later killed by Aborigines; his son Tom, who survived the attack, was a famous cricketer and went on to 'invent' Australian Rules Football.