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  1. page Mount Macedon VIC edited ... "During this period, Meyer travelled with Churcill to the USA, France, Jamaica and Easter…
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    "During this period, Meyer travelled with Churcill to the USA, France, Jamaica and Eastern Europe. Whilst in Churchill's service he met Stalin, Tito, Eisenhower and De Gaulle."
    "Following this period (after 1955), Meyer and his wife Hilda migrated to Australia where they found employment as butler and cook, firstly for Sir Norman Myer (of Myer Stores), then for George Nicholas (Aspro) and finally for (stockbroker) Staniforth Ricketson before they purchased their own guesthouse at Mt Macedon, which they ran successfully until the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983."
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    by esteemed draughtsmandesigner Stephen Akehurst.
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    Ard Rudah,
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    Lane, Mount Macedon.Macedon, Vic 3441
    Ard Rudah occupies a 2.4-hectare hillside parcel with numerous established garden zones, meadows of turf, stables, a lawn tennis court, ferny creek pools and ponds.
    Abercromby’s Jock Langley is expecting the heritage-listed Ard Rudah, at 49 Devonshire Lane, to sell in the vicinity of $5 million.
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    Read more about Ard Rudah
    The house Ard Rudah is NOT heritage listed, nor is the garden estate individually heritage listed.
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    listing (reproduced above)above, see 'Statement of Significance')
    Property report and photographs
    Serene estate in Mount Macedon...
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    Bolobek is considered by many to be one of the finest gardens in Australia.
    {http://bolobek.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/historyimg1.jpg} Bolobek house before World War 1
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    Bolobek is the site of the only known axe-grinding rock used by members of the Wurundjeri people in their former tribal territory.
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    A 546-hectare property less than an hour from Melbourne has been sold for more than $10 million. Historical Bolobek, at the base of Mount Macedon, was on the market for two weeks before it was sold.
    In 2006 Bolobek was sold to (retired broker) Hugh and Brigid Robertson. The Robertsons have since invested extraordinary passion and energy into the continuing renovation and rejuvenation of the magnificent property that is Bolobek.
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    {http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/35e3841a3b078f770ea572e7a4a59939?width=1024} Full bloom: Brigid Robertson and husband Hugh run the 550ha property Bolobek at Mt Macedon, renowned for cattle, sheep and an historic garden. Picture: Andy Rogers
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    SARAH HUDSON, The Weekly Times, March 16, 2016 12:00am
    BRIGID Robertson walks past a sprawling rose garden, down an ­avenue of poplars to an orchard overlooking the 550ha Macedon Ranges farm she runs with husband Hugh.
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    A 546-hectare property less than an hour from Melbourne has been sold for more than $10 million. Historical Bolobek, at the base of Mount Macedon, was on the market for two weeks before it was sold.
    In 2006 Bolobek was sold to (retired broker) Hugh and Brigid Robertson. The Robertsons have since invested extraordinary passion and energy into the continuing renovation and rejuvenation of the magnificent property that is Bolobek.
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    SARAH HUDSON, The Weekly Times, March 16, 2016 12:00am
    BRIGID Robertson walks past a sprawling rose garden, down an ­avenue of poplars to an orchard overlooking the 550ha Macedon Ranges farm she runs with husband Hugh.
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  3. page Mount Macedon VIC edited ... Classic 19th century hill station and one of eleven Mt Macedon gardens recognized by the Natio…
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    Classic 19th century hill station and one of eleven Mt Macedon gardens recognized by the National Trust for its historical significance.
    The National Trust considers the Macedon Ranges to be one of the most important collections of 19th Century gardens in Australia.
    Both the estateThe garden of Ard Rudah and itsis one of the Mt Macedon garden arearea heritage listed
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    National Trust
    Statement of Significance Last updated on - August 10, 2007
    The Mount Macedon gardens area is of National significance as the Hill Station gardens
    "as an area containing several gardens and properties of outstanding significance (including Alton, Ard Choille, Braemar House, Duneira, Durrol and Hascombe);
    "many gardens of high significance (including Ard Rudah, Brookdale, Cameron Lodge, Cheniston, Curramundi, Drusilla, Dreamthorpe, Forest Glade, Glen Rannoch, Huntly Burn, Karori, Matlock, Marnanie, Penola, Penrith, Sefton, Tanah Merah and Timsbury)"

    {https://candeloblooms.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/blog-phgpt1-50reszdgrampians-4-178.jpg?w=656} Ard Rudah and front garden
    History of Ard Rudah
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    Serene estate in Mount Macedon...
    Sep 26, 2015 Marc Pallisco Domain Contributor
    {https://static.domain.com.au/domainblog/uploads/2015/09/25141500/2_gjs2j0.jpg}{https://candeloblooms.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/blog-phgpt1-50reszdgrampians-4-106.jpg?w=656} Ard Rudah, 49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon. Photo: DPITheRudah was bought by Walter Meyer, once a personal valet to Winston Churchill, who ran it as a guesthouse until the late 1990s.The country manor
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    listed for sale.sale (Sep 26, 2015).
    Ard Rudah,
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    Christopher Cowper to accommodatewhich enabled Swiss born ex-valet Walter Meyer’sMeyerto accomodate his six daughters
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    luxury style.
    " Swiss born WALTER MEYER [1925-2002] was in the employ of the Churchills, (over) a period coinciding with Churchill's 2nd Prime Ministership, 1951-55."
    "During this period, Meyer travelled with Churcill to the USA, France, Jamaica and Eastern Europe. Whilst in Churchill's service he met Stalin, Tito, Eisenhower and De Gaulle."
    "Following this period (after 1955), Meyer and his wife Hilda migrated to Australia where they found employment as butler and cook, firstly for Sir Norman Myer (of Myer Stores), then for George Nicholas (Aspro) and finally for (stockbroker) Staniforth Ricketson before they purchased their own guesthouse at Mt Macedon, which they ran successfully until the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983."

    The main home includes seven bedrooms and six bathrooms and was recently refurbished by esteemed draughtsman Stephen Akehurst.
    {https://static.domain.com.au/domainblog/uploads/2015/09/25141500/2_gjulkc.jpg} Ard Rudah, 49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon.
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    Abercromby’s Jock Langley is expecting the heritage-listed Ard Rudah, at 49 Devonshire Lane, to sell in the vicinity of $5 million.
    Read more about Ard Rudah
    The house Ard Rudah is NOT heritage listed, nor is the garden estate individually heritage listed.
    See VHD: Mt Macedon Garden listing (reproduced above)

    Property report and photographs
    Serene estate in Mount Macedon...
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    Bolobek is considered by many to be one of the finest gardens in Australia.
    {http://bolobek.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/historyimg1.jpg} Bolobek house before World War 1
    Bolobek is situated at the foot of the Macedon Ranges less than one hours drive from Melbourne and approximately 35 minutes by car from Tullamarine Airport. It is five minutes by car from the townships of New Gisborne, Macedon and Mount Macedon and it is only a little further to Gisborne, Woodend and Kyneton.
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    by “Mr Symes lake’’Symes' lake’’, were the
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    It is understood that the Symes moved into the newly completed house at Bolobek on 13th January, 1911. Oswald’s wife Mildred whom he married in 1908 was by all accounts a very keen gardener and it is believed she was responsible for the layout of the original garden.
    The Syme family owned Bolobek for almost sixty years. The Symes had two daughters: Nancy born in 1909 and Margaret in 1914. Nancy’s three elder children Jean, Ranald and Moira Macdonald, spent a lot of their holidays at Bolobek which was much cooler than their home in the Riverina. By all accounts the Symes were very generous hosts holding many tennis and garden parties and many charity events.
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    A 546-hectare property less than an hour from Melbourne has been sold for more than $10 million. Historical Bolobek, at the base of Mount Macedon, was on the market for two weeks before it was sold.
    In 2006 Bolobek was sold to (retired broker) Hugh and Brigid Robertson. The Robertsons have since invested extraordinary passion and energy into the continuing renovation and rejuvenation of the magnificent property that is Bolobek.
    {http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/35e3841a3b078f770ea572e7a4a59939?width=1024}=== {http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/35e3841a3b078f770ea572e7a4a59939?width=1024} Full bloom:
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    SARAH HUDSON, The Weekly Times, March 16, 2016 12:00am
    BRIGID Robertson walks past a sprawling rose garden, down an ­avenue of poplars to an orchard overlooking the 550ha Macedon Ranges farm she runs with husband Hugh.
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    http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/68806/download-report
    https://candeloblooms.com/tag/ard-rudah/
    http://www.mossgreen.com.au/view-auctions/catalog/id/139/lot/63405/A-CHURCHILL-COLLECTION-with-an-Australian-CONNECTION
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    {http://bolobek.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/historyimg1.jpg} Bolobek house before World War 1
    Bolobek is situated at the foot of the Macedon Ranges less than one hours drive from Melbourne and approximately 35 minutes by car from Tullamarine Airport. It is five minutes by car from the townships of New Gisborne, Macedon and Mount Macedon and it is only a little further to Gisborne, Woodend and Kyneton.
    Bolobek is an aboriginal word meaning undulating. On a map of the area that hangs in the information centre at the nearby Hanging Rock, there is an area clearly marked as the Bolobek swamp. The swamp which was a significant source of food for the local aboriginal tribes was drained during the nineteenth century. Bolobek is the site of the only known axe-grinding rock used by members of the Wurundjeri people in their former tribal territory.
    The property now known as Bolobek was created when Oswald Syme, the youngest son of David Syme, founder of the Melbourne Age purchased adjoining parcels of land (parts of two former pastoral runs, Turitable and Wooling which were originally settled from 1839), between 1910 and 1914. Wooling was settled by William Robertson (no connection to the current owners) around 1840. The name Wooling apparently comes from Woolong another aboriginal word meaning “the nestling of many waters”. In its heyday Wooling had an orchard of nine acres and a kitchen garden of four acres. Wooling is purported to be the site of the first sawmill in Victoria. The fish ponds which are now obscured by “Mr Symes lake’’ were the first breeding ponds for brown trout and English Salmon trout on the mainland, the ova having been imported from Tasmania in around 1862.
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    It is understood that the Symes moved into the newly completed house at Bolobek on 13th January, 1911. Oswald’s wife Mildred whom he married in 1908 was by all accounts a very keen gardener and it is believed she was responsible for the layout of the original garden.
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    Joan Law-Smith was a botanical artist, a writer, an illustrator and a dedicated gardener and horticulturist with a good working knowledge of botany. Her books included: A Gardener's Diary, Gardens of the Mind, The Uncommon Garden, The Garden Within and a Desk Diary for 1999 - Bird and Flowers - which was published in conjunction with the National Trust (Victoria) Women's Committee.
    In 1990 the Law-Smiths decided to sell Bolobek and it passed through a number of hands until it was bought by Brighton developer Greville and Jill Edgerton around 2002. The Edgertons began a rescue operation of the garden and of the property both of which had been neglected prior to their ownership.
    InFARM SELLS FOR $10M PLUS
    MATILDA ABEY, Stock and Land, 6 Apr 2006, 11 p.m.
    A 546-hectare property less than an hour from Melbourne has been sold for more than $10 million. Historical Bolobek, at the base of Mount Macedon, was on the market for two weeks before it was sold.
    In
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    {http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/35e3841a3b078f770ea572e7a4a59939?width=1024} Full bloom: Brigid Robertson and husband Hugh run the 550ha property Bolobek at Mt Macedon, renowned for cattle, sheep and an historic garden. Picture: Andy RogersOn Farm===Quest to get the best of Bobolek===
    SARAH HUDSON, The Weekly Times, March 16, 2016 12:00am
    BRIGID Robertson walks past a sprawling rose garden, down an ­avenue of poplars to an orchard overlooking the 550ha Macedon Ranges farm she runs with husband Hugh.
    “This is regarded as one of the best gardens in Australia and is on the Victorian heritage register of gardens as a garden of national significance,” Brigid said. “We are very proud of what we have here.”
    As impressive as the garden is (the Robertsons hold regular tours for the public and have accommodation in their renovated workers cottage), the heritage farm — called Bolobek — is equally so.

    Bolobek
    Braemar House, 1499 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia. it is "Heritage Listed". location[11] Braemar House, Woodend, is a substantial two storey timber mansion on brick and stone foundations with high pitched roofs, intricate gables and asymmetric features, which was constructed in 1889-90 to a design by Italian-born architect Louis Boldini. Braemar House, is also historically important for its association with Clyde Girls Grammar School, a private girls' boarding school, which operated at the site from 1918 to 1976. Clyde School became well known for its depiction in the Joan Lindsay novel Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967). This novel was concerned with an ill-fated excursion to Hanging Rock by girls from the local boarding school.
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    It is understood that the Symes moved into the newly completed house at Bolobek on 13th January, 1911. Oswald’s wife Mildred whom he married in 1908 was by all accounts a very keen gardener and it is believed she was responsible for the layout of the original garden.
    The Syme family owned Bolobek for almost sixty years. The Symes had two daughters: Nancy born in 1909 and Margaret in 1914. Nancy’s three elder children Jean, Ranald and Moira Macdonald, spent a lot of their holidays at Bolobek which was much cooler than their home in the Riverina. By all accounts the Symes were very generous hosts holding many tennis and garden parties and many charity events.
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    purchased by banker Robert (Robert Law-Smith, Director of Qantas and BHP) and (Lady) Joan Law-Smith. TheLaw-Smith, (1919-1998).
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    Joan Law-Smith was patron of the Australian Garden History Society (AGHS) from 1989 to 1998. Margaret Darling in her 'Tribute to Joan Law-Smith' in the society journal advises that Law-Smith designed the emblem for the AGHS.
    Joan Law-Smith was a botanical artist, a writer, an illustrator and a dedicated gardener and horticulturist with a good working knowledge of botany. Her books included: A Gardener's Diary, Gardens of the Mind, The Uncommon Garden, The Garden Within and a Desk Diary for 1999 - Bird and Flowers - which was published in conjunction with the National Trust (Victoria) Women's Committee.

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    Bolobek
    Braemar House, 1499 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia. it is "Heritage Listed". location[11] Braemar House, Woodend, is a substantial two storey timber mansion on brick and stone foundations with high pitched roofs, intricate gables and asymmetric features, which was constructed in 1889-90 to a design by Italian-born architect Louis Boldini. Braemar House, is also historically important for its association with Clyde Girls Grammar School, a private girls' boarding school, which operated at the site from 1918 to 1976. Clyde School became well known for its depiction in the Joan Lindsay novel Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967). This novel was concerned with an ill-fated excursion to Hanging Rock by girls from the local boarding school.
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    George Patterson was the first permanent gardener. They also built an early irrigation system from Ferny Creek, which runs through the property.
    In 1900, a lawn tennis court was built and was played on by prime ministers and distinguished guests- such a lovely location to play tennis!
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    Sep 26, 2015 Marc Pallisco Domain Contributor
    {https://static.domain.com.au/domainblog/uploads/2015/09/25141500/2_gjs2j0.jpg} Ard Rudah, 49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon. Photo: DPIThe country manor Ard Rudah, where a thriller movie was shot has historic and silver screen credentials.
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    Bolobek3. Bolobek House and Garden
    Bolobek, 370 Mount Macedon Road, Macedon
    Bolobek is considered by many to be one of the finest gardens in Australia.
    {http://bolobek.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/historyimg1.jpg} Bolobek house before World War 1
    Bolobek is situated at the foot of the Macedon Ranges less than one hours drive from Melbourne and approximately 35 minutes by car from Tullamarine Airport. It is five minutes by car from the townships of New Gisborne, Macedon and Mount Macedon and it is only a little further to Gisborne, Woodend and Kyneton.
    Bolobek is an aboriginal word meaning undulating. On a map of the area that hangs in the information centre at the nearby Hanging Rock, there is an area clearly marked as the Bolobek swamp. The swamp which was a significant source of food for the local aboriginal tribes was drained during the nineteenth century. Bolobek is the site of the only known axe-grinding rock used by members of the Wurundjeri people in their former tribal territory.
    The property now known as Bolobek was created when Oswald Syme, the youngest son of David Syme, founder of the Melbourne Age purchased adjoining parcels of land (parts of two former pastoral runs, Turitable and Wooling which were originally settled from 1839), between 1910 and 1914. Wooling was settled by William Robertson (no connection to the current owners) around 1840. The name Wooling apparently comes from Woolong another aboriginal word meaning “the nestling of many waters”. In its heyday Wooling had an orchard of nine acres and a kitchen garden of four acres. Wooling is purported to be the site of the first sawmill in Victoria. The fish ponds which are now obscured by “Mr Symes lake’’ were the first breeding ponds for brown trout and English Salmon trout on the mainland, the ova having been imported from Tasmania in around 1862.
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    It is understood that the Symes moved into the newly completed house at Bolobek on 13th January, 1911. Oswald’s wife Mildred whom he married in 1908 was by all accounts a very keen gardener and it is believed she was responsible for the layout of the original garden.
    The Syme family owned Bolobek for almost sixty years. The Symes had two daughters: Nancy born in 1909 and Margaret in 1914. Nancy’s three elder children Jean, Ranald and Moira Macdonald, spent a lot of their holidays at Bolobek which was much cooler than their home in the Riverina. By all accounts the Symes were very generous hosts holding many tennis and garden parties and many charity events.
    In 1969 a new era in the history of Bolobek began when the property was purchased by Robert and Joan Law-Smith. The Law-Smiths demolished the old house and many of the outbuildings, siting the new house (although much smaller than the original) in almost exactly the same position as the 'old' Edwardian house. Joan Law-Smith was a talented gardener, artist and writer. She had exceptional taste, admirable restraint, and a preference for pastel colour schemes and over time she altered the garden to reflect these characteristics. During the Law-Smith era Bolobek continued as an agricultural enterprise.
    In 1990 the Law-Smiths decided to sell Bolobek and it passed through a number of hands until it was bought by Greville and Jill Edgerton around 2002. The Edgertons began a rescue operation of the garden and of the property both of which had been neglected prior to their ownership.
    In 2006 Bolobek was sold to Hugh and Brigid Robertson. The Robertsons have since invested extraordinary passion and energy into the continuing renovation and rejuvenation of the magnificent property that is Bolobek.

    Bolobek
    Braemar House, 1499 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia. it is "Heritage Listed". location[11] Braemar House, Woodend, is a substantial two storey timber mansion on brick and stone foundations with high pitched roofs, intricate gables and asymmetric features, which was constructed in 1889-90 to a design by Italian-born architect Louis Boldini. Braemar House, is also historically important for its association with Clyde Girls Grammar School, a private girls' boarding school, which operated at the site from 1918 to 1976. Clyde School became well known for its depiction in the Joan Lindsay novel Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967). This novel was concerned with an ill-fated excursion to Hanging Rock by girls from the local boarding school.
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  2. page Mount Macedon VIC edited ... Both the estate of Ard Rudah and its garden are heritage listed by the National Trust {https:…
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    Both the estate of Ard Rudah and its garden are heritage listed by the National Trust
    {https://candeloblooms.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/blog-phgpt1-50reszdgrampians-4-178.jpg?w=656} Ard Rudah and front garden
    History of Ard Rudah
    Originally part of an apple orchard, Ard Rudah was owned by prominent industrialist, William MacGregor, in the early 1870s. He named the property ‘Ard Rudah’, using the Gaelic words for ‘High Promontory’.
    The garden was developed by Professor Herbert Strong and Ferdinand Von Mueller, who lived nearby and was the 1st Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens (1857).
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    In 1900, a lawn tennis court was built and was played on by prime ministers and distinguished guests- such a lovely location to play tennis!
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    An 1870s Mount Macedon landmark, once owned by a personal aide to the late British prime minister Winston Churchill, has been listed for sale.
    Ard Rudah, which featured in the Fred Schepisi-directed film The Devil’s Playground, was extended in 1934 by architect Christopher Cowper to accommodate Walter Meyer’s six daughters in luxury style.
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    Ard Rudah occupies a 2.4-hectare hillside parcel with numerous established garden zones, meadows of turf, stables, a lawn tennis court, ferny creek pools and ponds.
    Abercromby’s Jock Langley is expecting the heritage-listed Ard Rudah, at 49 Devonshire Lane, to sell in the vicinity of $5 million.
    Read more about Ard Rudah
    Property report and photographs
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    Bolobek
    Braemar House, 1499 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia. it is "Heritage Listed". location[11] Braemar House, Woodend, is a substantial two storey timber mansion on brick and stone foundations with high pitched roofs, intricate gables and asymmetric features, which was constructed in 1889-90 to a design by Italian-born architect Louis Boldini. Braemar House, is also historically important for its association with Clyde Girls Grammar School, a private girls' boarding school, which operated at the site from 1918 to 1976. Clyde School became well known for its depiction in the Joan Lindsay novel Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967). This novel was concerned with an ill-fated excursion to Hanging Rock by girls from the local boarding school.
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    The towns around Mount Macedon were established during the Victorian gold rush, 1851- late-1860s, and are "ten-mile" stops on the routes between Melbourne and the Victorian goldfields.
    Now the wonder of Mount Macedon for many visitors is the scenic road that winds its way past the Mt Macedon garden estates, the largest being Hill stations established in the 1870s.
    Some of these gardens are open to the public on occasion, while others are open year round, taking you back to a time when Mount Macedon was the playground for the rich and famous.

    Hill Stations
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    1. Climb Hanging Rock, stay a while, absorb the beauty of it. Relive the Peter Weir film - Picnic at Hanging Rock, listen to the pipes. Imagine Miranda is about to materialise around the next corner. Take it slowly.
    2. Visit the Memorial Cross. Take time to read the plaques, the history. Be there on Anzac Day especially – at the dawn service. It can bring you to tears!
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    Macedon are wonderful. Especiallywonderful: especially those attached
    4. Markets – farmers markets, craft markets – there's one on nearly every Saturday. Get to know the vendors – full of colour, information and enthusiasm.
    5. Have a meal with Annie Smithers. Our legend. At her restaurant, Du Fumier in Trentham, you can only eat what she wants you to. It's seasonal, home grown produce. Unbelievably good
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    Ard_Rudah2. Ard Rudah and Garden
    Ard Rudah, 49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon, Vic 3441
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    Classic 19th century hill station and one of eleven Mt Macedon gardens recognized by the National Trust for its historical significance.
    The National Trust considers the Macedon Ranges to be one of the most important collections of 19th Century gardens in Australia.
    {https://candeloblooms.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/blog-phgpt1-50reszdgrampians-4-178.jpg?w=656}Both the estate of Ard Rudah and its garden are heritage listed by the National Trust
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    History

    Originally part of an apple orchard, Ard Rudah was owned by prominent industrialist, William MacGregor, in the early 1870s. He named the property ‘Ard Rudah’, using the Gaelic words for ‘High Promontory’.
    The garden was developed by Professor Herbert Strong and Ferdinand Von Mueller, who lived nearby and was the 1st Director of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens (1857).
    George Patterson was the first permanent gardener. They also built an early irrigation system from Ferny Creek, which runs through the property.
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    {https://static.domain.com.au/domainblog/uploads/2015/09/25141500/2_gjs2j0.jpg} Ard Rudah, 49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon. Photo: DPI
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    {https://static.domain.com.au/domainblog/uploads/2015/09/25141500/2_gjulkc.jpg} Ard Rudah, 49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon.
    Ard Rudah occupies a 2.4-hectare hillside parcel with numerous established garden zones, meadows of turf, stables, a lawn tennis court, ferny creek pools and ponds.
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    Bolobek
    Braemar House, 1499 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia. it is "Heritage Listed". location[11] Braemar House, Woodend, is a substantial two storey timber mansion on brick and stone foundations with high pitched roofs, intricate gables and asymmetric features, which was constructed in 1889-90 to a design by Italian-born architect Louis Boldini. Braemar House, is also historically important for its association with Clyde Girls Grammar School, a private girls' boarding school, which operated at the site from 1918 to 1976. Clyde School became well known for its depiction in the Joan Lindsay novel Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967). This novel was concerned with an ill-fated excursion to Hanging Rock by girls from the local boarding school.
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    Alton House and Garden, Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H0874
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    Ard Rudah, 49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon, Vic 3441
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    Is this really Ard Rudah and Garden?
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    {https://candeloblooms.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/blog-phgpt1-50reszdgrampians-4-178.jpg?w=656} Ard Rudah and front garden History====
    Originally part of an apple orchard, Ard Rudah was owned by prominent industrialist, William MacGregor, in the early 1870s. He named the property ‘Ard Rudah’, using the Gaelic words for ‘High Promontory’.
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