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Australian home sold for first time in 165 years
« on: April 17, 2021, 12:04:55 pm »
https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-04-17/historic-hunter-valley-property-bickham-sold/100066338



"For the first time in 165 years, the historic Hunter Valley homestead property Bickham has been sold.
The property at Blandford, near Scone, was offered for sale by the Malone family, with the drawcard for the property a grand homestead that was progressively built during the mid-1800s and completed in 1875.
Elements of yesteryear also include a slaughterhouse, a blacksmith, old cattle stalls, dairy and stone cemetery.
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It has been in the ownership of the Wright family since 1856 when it was purchased by Phillip Wright."

There are various historical rural homesteads in Australia, but rarely have I seen one that is 1) wooden 2) well preserved 3) owned by one family for so long.

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Re: Australian home sold for first time in 165 years
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 10:25:47 pm »


What a fantastic piece of history. Such a classic building of the era. It's obviously been well loved and preserved.

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Re: Australian home sold for first time in 165 years
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 07:51:23 pm »
I am intensely jealous of whoever gets to own such a lovely building.

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Re: Australian home sold for first time in 165 years
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 03:49:52 am »
I am intensely jealous of whoever gets to own such a lovely building.

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Re: Australian home sold for first time in 165 years
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 07:20:02 am »
If you like that area of the world, the neighbourhood has some cheaper offerings, like the former post office:

https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-murrurundi-135384366



and a triangle:

https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-murrurundi-134598258



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Re: Australian home sold for first time in 165 years
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 08:49:23 pm »
If you like that area of the world, the neighbourhood has some cheaper offerings, like the former post office:

https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-murrurundi-135384366



and a triangle:

https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-murrurundi-134598258




 I bags that solid  Art & Craft government building. Can someone in Canberra seal it in an envelope and send to me over the ditch please.

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Re: Australian home sold for first time in 165 years
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2021, 03:39:29 am »
That old post office is a beauty!