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Negative - Amery Family, 'Homewood' Farm, Boweya, Victoria, circa 1890 Image Reg. No: MM 6146

Photograph of the Amery family in front of the homestead of Homewood Farm, Boweya, near Wangaratta, northern Victoria, around 1890.

Homewood Farm was the home of the Amery family. The home was later the site of tragedy: Eliza and Joseph Amery lost a son in World War I, Alexander Stevensen Amery; Joseph died around the same time; and Eliza was admitted to a psychiatric facility, Royal Park Receiving House, in a delisional state, during the time her son was serving overseas. She died at Homewood Farm on 8 July 1918, very soon after being released from Yarra Bend. Her death notice describes Eliza as the 'dearly loved mother of Lilian, Frederick, George, John, Annie, Percy, late Pte. Alexander, Christopher and Margaret.'
Description Of Content:
The Amery family in front of 'Homewood' farm. The farmhouse is constructed from logs.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Unknown Biggest Family Album Contributor, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural workers, children, domestic environment, families, farms, furnishings, gardens, huts
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: exteriors
People Depicted: Amery, Richard; Amery, Mary; Amery Family
Organisations Depicted: Homewood Farm
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Boweya, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890


Malcolm Amery Posted on 19 Jul 2010 11:45 PM
Property name here is "Bartington", not "Homewood".
Edwin Boyd Posted on 10 Jul 2013 6:25 AM
I agree this is 'Bartington", I was born and raised in this house.
Doug James Posted on 11 Aug 2013 8:33 PM
This log cabin is still standing and in reasonably sound condition.We currently lease the property from Richard(Barhmah)Amery,s decendents.
Lionel Boyd Posted on 29 Dec 2014 7:21 PM
house on Bartington was destroyed by fire dec 2014
Edwin Boyd Posted on 07 May 2015 2:56 AM
The summary is wrong. This is Balmer Amery and his family. Older girl is Laura, front is Eva, boy is possibly Richard (Dick). Can't remember Balmer's wife's name and not sure of girl sitting on her lap.

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