Federation architecture refers to the architectural style of Australian homes built around the decades before and after 1900 AD. This site is a backup to Federation-House.wikispaces.com, which closed down in 2018. The new Federation-House.com site links to these blogs, but many old links to the Wikispaces site are unfortunately still present.
The iconic Deltroit Homestead (circa. 1903)
The iconic Deltroit Homestead (circa. 1903) Wagga Wagga – Gundagai – South West Slopes NSW
XAVIER DUFF, The Weekly Times
July 28, 2016 11:34am
ONE of Australia’s biggest landholders has added to its extensive portfolio with the purchase of the leading beef cattle operation Deltroit Station at Gundagai.
MH Premium Farms now owns 10 large mixed grazing and cropping properties in NSW and Queensland.
The newly formed Australian Pastoral Group, set up by former Macquarie Pastoral Services managing director Alan Hayes, had bought Deltroit Station at Wagga Wagga, for $15.5 million million from the former Lumley Insurance chairman Anthony Crichton-Brown.
Set east of Wagga Wagga in Mundarlo, midway between Sydney (409 kilometres) and Melbourne (474 kilometres), it comes with a 1903 Federation brick homestead designed by Sydney architect William Nixon along with a stone-built, modernised four-bedroom Cobb and Co. coaching inn, The Junction Hotel.
Deltroit was established in the 1860s when settled by free English migrant William Richardson, originally part of the famous run of nearby Yabtree.
– Original Stables and Coach house – fully refurbished.
– Manager’s house – modern 5 bm home
– Overseer’s house – original 4 bm stone house.
Deltroit Station, near Wagga Wagga, is part of the portfolio up for sale from Australian Pastoral Group.