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Club Fellowship Activity – Visit to Beleura House & Garden Mornington [National Trust House & Gardens]
September 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$35.00
BELEURA IS AN EXCEPTIONAL PLACE TO VISIT AND SEE THE RESIDENCE AND GARDENS.
Beleura at Mornington, erected in 1863 for James Butchart, was bequeathed to the people of Victoria by Jack Morton Tallis as a place of historic and educational interest. Beleura and its land, acquired by Sir George Tallis (1869-1948) and Lady Tallis in 1916 and from 1950 the home of Jack Morton Tallis (1911-1996) is deemed of national significance. The gardens retain elements of an earlier pre 1900 garden. Commencing in 1952 Jack Morton Tallis overlaid his parents garden with a romantic, idiosyncratic version of an Italian garden. The contents provenanced to members of the Tallis Family, are of major significance for the depth of their completeness and include furniture, fine and decorative art, soft furnishings, books, photographs, domestic goods, theatrical memorabilia, items of gentlemen’s apparel and general household paraphernalia. It is the intention of the Trustees appointed by Jack Morton Tallis to maintain this condition of things and to make Beleura and its gardens and contents available to the people of Victoria as a place of historic and educational interest.
(An excerpt from BELEURA Mornington a Theatre of the Past by Anthony Knight)
More information on Beleura can be viewed on the following link http://www.beleura.org.au/
Those attending are to meet at Mornington Golf Club Car Park, where they will catch a courtesy bus. Circa 10.00am
Please confirm attendance with Club member organisers – Chris Helleren 0438 288 808 or Madyln Parlet 0412 316 406