Friday, September 12, 2008

If walls could speak

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These days weddings are held there, but before that it was a seminary, and before that the home of wealthy pastoralists. Werribee Mansion - halfway between Geelong and Melbourne. First built by 1877, then it became the Catholic Church property in 1922, and the Victorian Government by 1973. Nearby is an African Safari kind of area- low key and great for a visit. The plan to put up a Disneyland/Wallyworld/razz-ama-tazz kind of entertainment fizzed thank goodness. We also remember that the early pastoralists who lived at Werribee Mansion also brought the rabbits which devastated much of the land as they multiplied.



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