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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 most gorgeous historic homestead over 175 years old and fully accessible. Scones jam and cream available on the wrap around veranda. Also attached is a brewery with fantastic beers and cid...  more »
  • What interesting local history this was! The homestead is a must to see while visiting this part of Victoria and only $5 per adult to go through which we thought was great value in this day and age!! ...  more »
  • Visited the homestead and had a devonshire tea which was lovely. Did a beer tasting at the brewery and bought some beer to bring home. Unfortunately on arriving back in Melbourne we discovered that th...  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