In the autumn of 2011, the Committee of The Friends is proposing a weekend Friends tour to the Western District, including visits to important homesteads and a dinner at the Hamilton Art Gallery.
including visits to homesteads of significant interest, a function at Hamilton Art Gallery with a private tour by Daniel McOwan, Director of the Gallery. Dinner will be at the renowned Darriwell Farm in Hamilton.
Victoria’s Western District is probably unique to Australia in that so many mostly bluestone homesteads were built in the 19th century and a quantity is still well maintained. They are a fascinating insight into an era where individuals attained considerable wealth, mainly attributable to wool.