A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Stories from our heritage
Marble Hill was the summer retreat of the governors of South Australia for 75 years until gutted by bushfire on Black Sunday, 2nd January 1955. It remained a ruin for 60 years. Learn more about this historic landmark at the June Talks with Patricia Michell, on June 5, 2019.
A huge restoration project has been undertaken to restore this historic property to its former glory. Currently, the Stables/Barn precinct on the western side of the property has park-like grounds and magnificent views over the city, creating a unique venue for Events, Open Days, Banquets and Weddings.
Restoration of the Ruin commenced in 2015, with lock-up due mid-2019. The Women of Walkerville Foundation will present an eclectic line up of speakers for their upcoming June talks on the restoration project. They will share their passions and stories and by the end, you'll be inspired to see the world from a different point of view.
Amaryllis belladonna lilies pop up all around Marble Hill
Patricia Michell will share the challenges and opportunities of bringing the ruins of Marble Hill back to their former glory. Patricia will ask if you think you have what it takes to take on the ruins of a Vice-Regal Summer Residence built in the style of a Scottish Baronial Castle? Click here to find out more about Marble Hill.