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Negative - Wando Dale Homestead, Wando Heights, Victoria, circa 1930 Image Reg. No: MM 002983

Description Of Content:
The Wando Dale homestead. It is a two storey house with iron lacework on the verandah and balcony. A man stands out front under the lacework. The site of the homestead is situated on the Wando River.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Irene Pearce, 1986
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: balconies, domestic environment, farms, houses, iron lacework, verandahs
Themes this item is part of: 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: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: Black, Nurse
Organisations Depicted: Wando Dale Homestead
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Wando Vale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930


James Beaton Posted on 11 May 2011 11:20 PM
This picture has been noted as taken at Wando Vale but the area is actually known Wando Dale. The area Wando Vale is over 30 km away.
Angus Koch Posted on 20 May 2012 8:17 PM
The area around the Wando Dale Homstead is actually called Wando Heights. The site of the homestead is situated on the Wando River. I am a direct descendant (great grandson) of Mr. L.T. Koch esq. who owned the homestead and lands title at the time this image was captured (although I don't believe it is he depicted in the image). The hill rising shot left behind Wando Dale was in my early years known as the "bull paddock" (circa.1970-1990) and at that time had a defuct rifle range that had been used during WW II for local armed forces infantry training. The hill top further behind and out of shot focus lead to a local airstrip that was still in use when Malcom Fraser (PM Australia 1975-1983) lived nearby at Nareen Station during Office.
Ian Smith Posted on 28 May 2012 10:59 PM
We have a beautiful 208kb image of a painting by Haughton FORREST (1825-1926) which depicts the 'Mondo Dale' homestead and immediate surrounding area. It would have been painted c1880.
Ian Smith Posted on 28 May 2012 11:02 PM
Sorry, typing error, should have read "Wando Dale".
Steve Moodie Posted on 06 Jun 2012 8:42 PM
This homestead was originally built and owned by my great, grandfather in the 1800s the property was named "Wando Dale".
Rhonda Stevens (Moodie) Posted on 06 Jun 2012 9:50 PM
The 100 square two stoery homestead was built by my great great grandfather in 1891, William Moodie. The original Corinthian cast iron lace works came from a Sydney foundry, C Monteith & Son in 1891 however was stamped on the back of each panel 1890.
Christian Turner Posted on 20 Jul 2013 11:28 AM
I live in St Kilda, in a terrace built by Mrs Moodie in Wellington Street after the death of John Moodie in 1869. I am curious why the Moodie residence in St Kilda was called "Nicholson House"
Chris Cody Posted on 09 Jul 2014 4:54 PM
Christine, I believe Nicholson House was named after the original owner of the house a Mr Germain Nicholson who long owned a strip of land that ran between Wellington and Octavia Streets. John Moodie named the house 'Nicholson House' after he had acquired it. (see J B Cooper History of St Kilda Vol. 1 p.278) I've been trying to track down any image or photograph of Nicholson House but with no success to date.

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