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Vaucluse House

These are pictures taken in and around a historic Sydney house on a cold wet winter afternoon.

This building was the home of William Charles Wentworth and his famly in the 1820s and 1830s. Wentworth was the "bastard son of of a highway robber by a convict whore" and his wife Sarah was a "currency lass". Wentworth became wealthy and influentual, but his background, and his wife's, meant he was not accepted into Sydney society at the time, although his fame and family have lasted better than such attitudes. There is a theory that this house somehow reflects the frustration that the Wentworths experienced. There is a heap of information about him, his family and this house to be found via Google.
View from the verandah
View from the verandah
Fountain and garden
Fountain and garden
Stables
Stables
Stables
Stables
Courtyard
Courtyard
Kitchen out the back
Kitchen "out the back"
Hallway going nowhere
Hallway going nowhere
Formal dining room
Formal dining room
Decorated mantlepiece
Decorated mantlepiece
In the large drawing room
In the "large drawing room"
In the small drawing room
In the "small drawing room"
A place for writing
A place for writing
19th century decorations
19th century decorations
Musical corner
Musical corner
A tall bed for short sleepers
A tall bed for short sleepers
Bedroom in a narrow space
Bedroom in a narrow space
A recreated children's room
A recreated children's room
Stairs
Stairs
Vaucluse House verandah
Vaucluse House verandah
A corner between the house and the shop
A corner between the house and the shop
The rear of Vaucluse House
The rear of Vaucluse House
Front lawn and fountain
Front lawn and fountain
Vaucluse House  front verandah
Vaucluse House front verandah
In the grounds of Vaucluse House
In the grounds of Vaucluse House