Woodbridge House, Woodbridge, Western Australia

Woodbridge

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Woodbridge, Western Australia

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Ford Street,
Woodbridge,
Western Australia
6056.

Woodbridge, with its iron lace work, parquetry, polished jarrah, tessellated tile floors and many pieces of original furniture, is a rare surviving example of a grand 19th century home. The attractive site was originally taken up by the colony’s first Governor, Captain James Stirling. By 1831, he had built a cottage there, a retreat from Government House. The property was purchased in 1883 by Charles Harper, farmer, politician, explorer, Anglican chaplain and part owner of The West Australian newspaper. He proceeded to display his position and wealth by building the current house. In 1896, Harper established Guildford Grammar School in his billiard room and fourteen years later, the Anglican Church purchased the entire property - land, building and furniture - for the school. Today the house reflects its role as home to Charles and Fanny Harper, their ten children, the cook, parlourmaid and housemaid – from the kitchen and working areas to the extensive entertaining rooms. Located just 30 minutes east of Perth. Guildford is well worth a day trip to soak up the historic beauty, traditional landscapes and friendly village atmosphere....

Entry Cost

$0 to $25


National Trust Members - Free Adults - AUD10 Adult / Student Concession - AUD7 Children (over five years) - AUD5 Children (under five years) - Free Family group of four - AUD25 Group bookings (10 or more people) - from AUD7 per person (Schools by appointment)

Product Types

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Accreditation

  • National Trust

Facilities found here

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Lookouts

Special Needs and Access

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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