What a shame, nobody restored this homestead in all those years. Great shot with this lonely cow.
Looks like it was one a pretty impressive place.
Were there lives lost that might necessitate it remaining a memorial? Otherwise, there are a lot of bricks that could be reused ...
Julie, I asked Jan about this. She said:“Killingworth Homestead was not rebuilt by the owners, the McLeish Family, due to the cost of rebuilding such a large old home. No-one in the immediate area was killed, but Yea township was threatened and came very close to being burnt.Quite a number of local farmers in the following few years died of stress related illnesses such as cancer and heart attacks-many stock were burnt which was very distressing for farmers.”
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