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This pre-fabricated timber mansion was imported from Germany and erected in 1855 for Charles Ibbotson, a partner of Frederick Dalgety. While the interior of the house was re-furbished by its owners in the 1930s, the grounds and gardens remain much as they were in the nineteenth century, complete with stone water tower, stables and dovecote. A decorative arts collection is displayed within the mansion. A small collection of fine Georgian furniture is also on display, collected by the last owners, Marnie and Louis Whyte - Charles Ibbotson's grandson.2000 objects
The Portland CEMA Arts Centre is a multipurpose venue utilised by community organisations and hirers for meetings, workshops, rehearsals performance and exhibitions. Its collection includes a selection of prints, drawings, watercolours and oil collected during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Highlights are a selection of Botanical drawings by the late Colin Woolcock and commissioned works in copper by the late Ronald Skate (c1980).
These gardens, situated on the New South Wales side of the Murray River near Mildura, are one of the few community run botanic gardens. Established in 1989, the first planting was in 1991. The gardens showcase a range of Australian natives from both arid and higher rainfall areas as well as exotic plantings grouped in country of origin. Also featured is an area developed with salt-tolerant native plants which have thrived and lowered the water table considerably; a network of walking tracks and a rose garden displaying more than 1,600 plants. The historic homestead is open on the weekend and...
The Geelong Botanic Gardens is one of the very few gardens in Victoria that has been continually highly cultivated and well
maintained. Within 1km of the city centre and overlooking
Corio Bay the gardens lie along a gently sloping gully protected from northerly winds by a tree lined ridge. The temperate climate and an average yearly rainfall of 540 millimetres allows a wide range of plants to be grown.A feature of the gardens is the majestic trees, many of which are listed on the National Trust Register. Of particular interest is the Ginkgo biloba planted in 1859 and the Jubacea...
Botanic garden of 2 hectares in forested situation in the Dandenong ranges provides specialised collections onf plants requiring varying amounts of shade and sun. Only Australian natives are grown and the garden displays flowers all year. A Horticultural Hall allows us to cater for tours and workshops. Exhibitions are regularly held. A beautiful setting for weddings, with photos in fern gully, by pools or at the lookout.Karwarra holds approx 1200 species and 2000 taxa of Australian plants.
This eleven room wattle and daub cottage built circa 1832 consists of an entry, box room, parlour, nursery, bedroom, dining room, family room, sewing room, kitchen, laundry and side verandah. Appropriate artefacts covering several eras are in the various rooms, with display cases in every room. Set in a neat garden surroundsAccessioned photographs number 8,000. Accessioned artworks number 500. There are some 7,000 artifacts of all types.
Two storey building of stone, constructed in 1870 by the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company as a Cooperative Society Store for their goods, employees and families. From circa 1885 the building had a variety of uses - as a printery, soft drink factory, lodging house, apartments, and railway employees barracks (1973-1991). Extra rooms and a verandah were added circa 1935. It is currently leased to Albany Historical Society and used as a storage museum for the artefacts, visual art and photography not on display. Accessioning, conservation of artefacts, administration and...
Chiverton House is a community museum; its collection reflects changing lifestyles influenced by mining (1848-1950). The building, histories and collections relating to Capt Samuel Mitchell and his family provide a link to the convicts and Lynton Hiring Station (1853-56), the railway (1879-1957), pastoral and farming development (1850 onwards) and the local effects of events such as depressions and wars.4,000 objects include house (as operating home) objects, farm machinery (some restored) 1,000 photos include local families, identities, property homes and events.
The Park introduces visitors to the subtle richness of Australia's arid zone. Designed to move well beyond the boundaries of traditional zoos, botanic gardens and museums, the park has adopted a holistic habitat-based and story driven approach. Visitors can discover the desert in its entirety; the landscapes, animals and plants, and their traditional use and management by Aboriginal people.The Desert Park site covers 1300 hectares and is adjacent to the West MacDonnell National Park. The site is of significant cultural importance to the local Arrente people and includes parts of the Akngwelye...

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