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One hundred years ago in April 1914, Mr & Mrs Waterhouse and their first son Gordon moved into their newly completed house at Eryldene, and from that point on began a lifetime of creativity and scholarship; which culminated in the work of art we know as Eryldene today.
It is an early 20th century historic house and garden and is recognised as one of the nation's most important heritage properties.
The garden is regarded as the spiritual home of the camellia in Australia. Professor Waterhouse planted, researched and propagated camellias earning him international recognition and bringing the camellia back to popularity in Australia.
Professor Waterhouse was also influential in the world of art, design, architecture and linguistics and during his life Eryldene become a lively centre for discussion and influence.