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Werribee Mansion

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Werribee Mansion

Built between 1874 and 1877 for Scottish-born brothers Thomas and Andrew Chirnside.

The architect was James Henry Fox.


Photos from my last trip to the Werribee Mansion.

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The Mansion.


The Grounds.


The rear of the mansion.


The Mansion Hotel.


The lake.


Farm implement shed.


Bellengers Cottage.


The Shadowfax Winery nearby.


The Victoria State Rose Garden next door.

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My brother and sister-in-law got married here on the huge balcony - the sofitel's facilities are exceptional as well.

A real western 'burbs gem.

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Inside the Werribee Mansion


The entrance.


The billiard room.


The grand staircase.


The upstairs saloon/ballroom/gallery/sitting room.


Inside the Grotto in the middle of the lake.

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The other Werribee Mansion:

The Manor

Built in 1895-6.

The architect was Alexander Hamilton.

Percy Chirnside, the son of Andrew Chirnside, built  "The Manor", a falling out with his elder brother George who inherited Werribee Mansion prevented him using the word "Werribee" when naming his new mansion.

The Manor was destroyed by fire in 1966.

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Development & Planning

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00
Brunswick's Anstey Precinct is in for a massive shot of development as Melbourne's Nightingale Housing plans seven separate buildings in a project that will be dubbed Nightingale Village. Already accustomed to urban renewal, the area surrounding Anstey Station is set to benefit from the unprecedented move by Nightingale Housing to develop what amounts to an entire street.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

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Transport & Design

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Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00
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