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Carngham Estate

Join this Vicfix campaign to note the passing of a local homestead

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Carngham Estate

When the historic home built by pioneer grazier Philip Russell (1822–92) went up in flames in 1918, the Ballarat region farming community was shocked by the destruction, which saw the Carngham Station homestead reduced to ruins. Cruelly, at the time of the fire, the building's new owner, Russell's grandson, was wounded in France while serving in WWI.

Contemporary newspapers report that the fire was caused by a log rolling out of the fireplace in a maid's room. The reports also provide the building's insurance details and note the rescue of the homestead's nine pianos. Carngham homestead was rebuilt in the 1920s but in 2013 it too was destroyed, this time in a bushfire.

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Carngham, new house 1920s. John T Collins, 1972.

Carngham Estate

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