Model, Glenham Station Homestead; Unknown maker; Unknown; WY.0000.756


Model, Glenham Station Homestead

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This small scale model is a replica of the first house built at Glenham.

Frederick Mieville chose a nice position with a good aspect for his two-roomed fern tree cottage. The bush sheltered the back and side, while the front had a commanding view of country in front. Frederick described it as an oblong box with a good tight fireplace that you could walk into. There was no sawn timber in the house except the windows which were made in Dunedin and brought down on the Endeavour. The walls were three feet thick, and the floor was dirt. When finished, about the middle of March 1854, the house looked very snug and comfortable and measured 12ft by 24ft. Frederick wrote, 'Well, now I had nothing to do but to go to town (Dunedin) and get married ...'.


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h 480 mm x w 1115 mm x d 500 mm

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The Project Ark Team 30 Mar 2020 01:04 AM,UTC

Thanks for pointing this out George. We have edited the title.

George Taylor 29 Mar 2020 07:57 AM,UTC

regarding name/title, Mieville took up Glenham Station, not Dunalister.

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