Oh wow…I just had to share this. Muntham Station, between Coleraine and Casterton, first settled by the Henty family, is for sale and so significant is the property, the agents have set up a stand alone website, www.munthamstation.com to display this beautiful property. There is a history, photos, plans and a virtual tour of the homestead. But hurry. Expressions of interest for the property close on November 1 and the website will probably disappear.
A YouTube clip has also been made and it gives you an opportunity to see the beautiful countryside that Major Thomas Mitchell named Australia Felix in 1836. The same countryside Mitchell recommended to the Hentys that saw them travel inland from Portland to see for themselves. They agreed with the Major’s description and settled at Muntham and neighbouring Merino Downs.
Coincidentally, the Hamilton Art Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of the works of colonial artist Thomas Clark. The accompanying website, Exposing Thomas Clark , displays his main works, including Clark’s landscape of Muntham Station. The Art Gallery will also be displaying works from other colonial artists they hold in their permanent collection, including Eugene Von Guerard and Nicholas Chevalier. I’m off to Hamilton soon and a trip to the Hamilton Art Gallery is on the agenda.
Now I’m off to buy a lotto ticket…