Ellen Maclean, Bleak House Homestead.; Redfern, Richard; c1880; 2018.029.02
Ellen Maclean, Bleak House Homestead.About this object
Bleak House the home of Robert and Mary Maclean and Robert's brother. Also Ellen Maclean (later Bailey) Robert and Mary's daughter. A group of people are standing on the verandah including Mabel Mary Maclean Bailey (later Marshall) in white. The house stood on the corner of Bleakhouse and Macleans Roads. Built about 1848, it was occupied by Surgeon J T W Bacot the Army doctor for the area. In 1857 Dr Bacot moved to the house of His father-in0law Captain Macdonald whi had died in1856. Robert and Every maclean purchased the land and under their ownership the house played a large part in the social life of the district. Among other functions the Pakuranga Hunt held their breakfasts there. It was destroyed by fire in 1911 3 enlargementsMaker
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