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Negative - 'Ercildoune' Homestead, Ballarat, Victoria, 1879 Image Reg. No: MM 000010

Description Of Content:
'Ercildoune' homestead. This illustration was published in 'Salmon at the Antipode.'. A small lake is located in front of the homestead, which is surrounded by large trees and bushes. There is a garden with small plants directly in front of the homestead, and there are plants growing on the building. The homestead has two chimneys and several large windows.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Julie Bradby, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: fishing, gardens, horsedrawn vehicles, lakes, trees, windows, bushes, chimneys, roofs, homesteads, births at ercildoune
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: backyards
Inscriptions: Inscription: ERCILDOUNE
Organisations Depicted: Ercildoune Homestead; Salmon At The Antipode
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1879


Kathryn Jones-Lucas Posted on 22 Jun 2010 11:04 AM
I have an original photo of the Ercildoune shearing shed taken about late 1800's
Philippa Russell Posted on 11 Nov 2013 5:50 PM
My Great grandfather was born at Ercildoune about 1864 any records of history would love to know
Discovery Centre Posted on 20 Nov 2013 12:55 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Philipa, check out the website www.ercildoune.com.au, you will find the history of the homestead which was originally established by Thomas Livingstone Learmonth in 1838. He had four sons, of whom three, John, Somerville and Thomas also had sons. Perhaps your great-grandfather was one of them but there were also 64 men who lived in homes on the Ercildoune property with their families around the same time, so he could well have been the son of one of those families. I would also suggest that you check the website for Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria which may have your great-grandfather’s name registered.

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