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Byramine Homestead, Yarrawonga

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Historic Byramine Homestead, was built in 1842 by famous explorer Hamilton Hume for his sister-in-law Elizabeth and her nine children after her husband John was killed by bushrangers.

The homestead was designed by an English architect for use in India and built on a beautiful site by a lagoon on low sand hills, forested in Pine.

The most unique aspect of the home is the octagonally shaped central room called the fortress, which is was designed to provide a clear view of all angles in case of attach from bushrangers or aboriginals.

Pine from the river forest was used for woodwork including the the ceilings, beams, floors, shutters and shingles.

Elizabeth named her home 'Bryamine', meaning 'rustic retreat'.
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  • Great place to visit. Fascinating building and history. Stayed for food, absolutely fabulous, especially the Cream Tea. Lovely people.  more »
  • We knew that the Byramine Homestead was closed on Fridays but on going past signs indicated that the Brewery was open. So headed in. No everything was closed. Signage needs to be clearer for visitors.  more »
  • We read about this homestead in a local Yarrawonga tourist brochure and took the trip out there. Only 14km from Yarrawonga and absolutely worth the visit. Beautifully kept homestead with an amazing hi...  more »
  • Such a charming place, filled with imagination and history.. The gardens are so spacious it's a lovely grassed area where you can sit and relax to enjoy a cool drink in the heat, with a nice breeze.. The brewery is excellent with a nice selection of beverages and our experience with the food was awesome, large serving and a fresh wide variety on show .. Lovely owners and thumbs up from us.
  • visited December 2013 excellent food a wonderful outlook on life in the early years in the area, educational and very insightful experience.
  • Had a fantastic Christmas party with the Southern Riverina Vehicle and Machinery Club here on the 9th December 2013!
  • We visited with relatives from the UK. We Highly recommend others visit. We must compliment the friendly owners who gave an excellent presentation of the history of the homestead. Peter & Jackie from Melton, Victoria.