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Vaucluse House

AU / New South Wales
Listed By: Create NSW
Location ID: #073-10941
Vaucluse House survives as one of Sydney's only 19th century harbourside estates. It is comprised of the main house, circular driveway, tree-lined carriage paths, horse stables, kitchen wing, large vegetable garden, a pen for farm animals (including chickens, ducks, and one white goat), among other outbuildings and is still surrounded by 12 hectares of formal gardens and grounds. Built in 1803, Vaucluse House was once owned by William Charles Wentworth, father of the Australian constitution, his wife Sarah and their immediate family of 10 children who lived in the house from 1827-53 and again in 1861-62. This gothic style mansion includes both lavish entertaining rooms and functional 'downstairs' areas. Vaucluse House paints a picture of the social aspirations and lifestyles of the Wentworths and of the servants, both convict and free, who lived and worked there. The interiors include original Wentworth pieces together with furniture, furnishings and collections of the early to mid 19th century. The grounds run down to the harbour shoreline and the extensive parkland includes even a tropical jungle area with a stand of very large bamboo. Click here for additional info.

Location Category:

  • AGRICULTURE - [general]
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  • AGRICULTURE - Farms
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  • AGRICULTURE - Horse Farms / Stables
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  • AGRICULTURE - Orchards / Groves
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  • BEACHES / COASTAL - [general]
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  • BEACHES / COASTAL - Beaches / Shorelines
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  • GARDENS - [general]
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  • HOUSES - Cottages / Cabins
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  • HOUSES - Mansions / Estates
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  • HOUSES - Period Homes / Historic
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  • HOUSING - [general]
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  • LANDSCAPES - [general]
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  • LANDSCAPES - Jungles / Rainforests
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  • PARKS - [general]
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  • PUBLIC ART - [general]
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  • PUBLIC ART - Fountains

Location Address

Wentworth Road
Vaucluse, NSW 2030
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Sydney, NSW
Phone: +61 2 8289 6443
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