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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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  • Plenty of history in this old house. Self guided tour for $5 is great value. Story narrated inside. The Devonshire tea was lovely, scones great. We sat on the verandah in the sun. The gardens are simp...  more »
  • His place is great. Went to try their prize scones not knowing there is a brewery there also. Great tastings and ended up buying some of the cider they make. Oh yes did have the scones and they are to...  more »
  • Interesting homestead, where you can actually immerse yourself in the history, get up close and personal with everything. Interesting story about the local history. You MUST indulge in the Devonshire ...  more »
  • Well worth a visit to this very interesting homestead. Add to that the great beer and friendly staff makes this a must see when in the Yarrawonga area.
  • Damn good beer brewed here. Generally there is a very tasty dark ale or stout as well as the usual suspects like IPA done with skill and passion.
  • 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.
  • Brewery and historic buildings with good information
  • great place with lots of history

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