This was taken in January 2007 to show the only lasting damage to the only known cyclone that hit the area in 1918. If you look carefully, you'll see that one chimney is bent, this happened in the 1918 cyclone, when repairs were done the owners didn't repair the leaning chimney.
This is taken on the side door, which, as I understand it, was the door that all and sundry used; with the front door only used for horse and carriage. The mansion was apparently self sufficient, with extensive gardens where their food was grown. The whole estate is still in one piece and I believe will never be subdivided, the council bought the mansion for a nominal sum after the daughter died, which I believe was $1.00. I pushbike ride past this sometimes, great to walk in and sit in the shade and marvel at how some lived.
The back door, which is to the left of this picture, lets one go straight to the kitchen, or a suite of buildings, laundry, ironing room, staff quarters, etc,.
Front door is to the right of the picture and is mostly where all pictures are taken of this building.
This is an account of the brief but devastating cyclone that happened 100 years ago, including a picture of the house.http://www.brightonhistorical.org.au/in ... on-cyclone
Calumet CC400 Monorail, 215mm f/6.3 Caltar, Ilford FP4+, Orange filter, f/22 at 1/10.