Sunday, December 23, 2007

Mulberry Hill

Sir Daryl and Lady Joan Lindsay left their delightful property, Mulberry Hill, to the National Trust of Australia so others could enjoy their vast collection.

Daryl Lindsay was from the famous Lindsay family, brother Norman being the most widely known. His wife Joan penned the very-Australian mystery novel 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' whilst they lived at Mulberry Hill.

Joan also wrote a biographical account of her early married life, including their purchase and love for Mulberry Hill in her book 'Time Without Clocks'.
The book and the house almost go hand-in-hand together; with accounts of the renovations and their many friends and family visiting it is almost a guide book to accompany you as you walk through the rooms filled with the treasures the couple collected during their lifetimes.

Situated in Langwarrin South, the house has sweeping views of the surrounding country-side and Westernport Bay, under the slate roof the Lindsays purchased from Whelan the Wrecker and the Mulberry tree which originally attracted them.

Read more about this wonderful house filled with the Lindsay's collections as well as their own vibrant personalities who have lingered here.
National Trust of Australia

Frankston City Heritage Study

Heritage Council of Victoria

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