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Ison Family Home,
Bulban Road,
Werribee.

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“Ison Family Home,
Bulban Road,
Werribee.,” Wyndham History, accessed August 7, 2020, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/1295.
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Description

The house was built of wattle and daub construction for the Ison family. The bricks were quarried on the property.

It is classified by the National Trust and is currently owned by the Rowe family.

From: Wyndham | Our story / Geoff Hocking, Castlemaine, Vic. : New Chum Press, 2013, p.177.
WILLIAM ISON'S HOUSE, BULBAN
Born in Cambridge, England, William Ison arrived in the colony at the height of the gold rush.  He went up to the diggings first, but after nearly losing his life in a mining accident came down to Werribee to take up farming.
A community-minded fellow, Ison also worked for many years for Thomas Chirnside, building miles of fencing.  Chirnside had told Mr. Hamilton, his manager, to always have work for William Ison.
On thirty acres of land near the Black Forest Swamp on Bulban Road, William Ison constructed  a wattle and daub house using mud taken from the swamp.  The mud contained fossils which were of archeological interest.  However, this significant and unusual early settler's home, which was classified by the National Trust, was demolished without a permit in 2002.

Source

Photograph: Werribee and District Historical Society.
Information: Wyndham | Our story / Geoff Hocking, Castlemaine, Vic. : New Chum Press, 2013, p.177.

Description

The house was built of wattle and daub construction for the Ison family. The bricks were quarried on the property.

It is classified by the National Trust and is currently owned by the Rowe family.

From: Wyndham | Our story / Geoff Hocking, Castlemaine, Vic. : New Chum Press, 2013, p.177.
WILLIAM ISON'S HOUSE, BULBAN
Born in Cambridge, England, William Ison arrived in the colony at the height of the gold rush.  He went up to the diggings first, but after nearly losing his life in a mining accident came down to Werribee to take up farming.
A community-minded fellow, Ison also worked for many years for Thomas Chirnside, building miles of fencing.  Chirnside had told Mr. Hamilton, his manager, to always have work for William Ison.
On thirty acres of land near the Black Forest Swamp on Bulban Road, William Ison constructed  a wattle and daub house using mud taken from the swamp.  The mud contained fossils which were of archeological interest.  However, this significant and unusual early settler's home, which was classified by the National Trust, was demolished without a permit in 2002.

Title

Ison Family Home,
Bulban Road,
Werribee.

Subject

Ison House, Werribee (Vic.), Mud-brick houses - Werribee (Vic.),

Source

Photograph: Werribee and District Historical Society.
Information: Wyndham | Our story / Geoff Hocking, Castlemaine, Vic. : New Chum Press, 2013, p.177.

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

1858

Rights

Not for Loan.

Publication quality prints can be obtained from the Werribee Historical Society.

Not to be reproduced without permission from the Werribee Historical Society.

Format

image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Identifier

9727 - Picture Victoria
11

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