MULBERRY HILL, the home of artist Sir Daryl Lindsay, and his wife, Lady Joan Lindsay, the author of “Picnic at Hanging Rock” is a magnificent American Colonial style home, designed by the esteemed influential Australian architect, Harold Desbrowe Annear. It was built in 1926 as an extension to a pre-existing 1880s weatherboard house.
Sir Daryl Lindsay was Director of the National Gallery of Victoria from 1941 to 1956 and he was knighted in 1957 for his services to Australian Art. As a member of the famous Lindsay family of artists, he was an accomplished painter and print maker, plus he was one of the founders of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and its founding president.
Lady Joan Lindsay was an artist and a writer with her autobiographical novel “Time without Clocks” describing their life together at Mulberry Hill and including commentary about the arts and social history of the time.
The house and its contents, a collection of Australian art, Georgian furniture, glassware and Staffordshire ceramics, was bequeathed to the National Trust by Sir Daryl and Lady Lindsay.
This is another self-drive excursion and The Friends will meet for lunch, then journey on for an afternoon guided tour of the house and gardens of MULBERY HILL.
[image] Mulberry Hill | courtesy of The National Trust (Victoria)
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PO Box 79, East Melbourne VIC 8002
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