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Tour of Martindale Hall: Marvel of the Mid-North

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With art and architecture historian, Dr Georgina Downey

Martindale Hall, a grand Georgian-style mansion near Mintaro, is regarded as one of the most outstanding historic homesteads in Australia.

Built for wealthy bachelor pastoralist Edmund Bowman Jr between 1879 and 1880, Martindale Hall is set on 19 hectares of grounds and boasts 32 rooms and a large seven-room cellar. At the time, it was surrounded by a polo ground, a racecourse, a boating lake and a cricket pitch.

You can uncover the fascinating history of the marvellous Martindale Hall by joining an interactive tour led by art and architecture historian Dr Georgina Downey.

Held on Sunday 24th November, the tour will meet in the Hall at 10am for a 10.15am start. Over two hours, you can explore the excellent workmanship and innovative 'modern' comforts on Martindale Hall first-hand. You may even recognise some rooms used in Peter Weir's 1975 classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Following the tour there will be an option of lunch at Magpie and Stump, located 5 mintues away from Martindale Hall. You may also choose to spend the rest of the day exploring the Clare Valley region, taking in the wineries, pubs and tourist attractions of Mintaro, Auburn, Clare, Burra and Sevenhill.

Bookings for the tour are essential and priced $60.00 per person. Secure your place now at Eventbrite.



  • Tour fee includes door charge of $12.00.

  • Please note no bags other than for medical reasons are allowed inside Martindale Hall. A small purse and mobile phones are allowed.

  • Martindale is closed on extreme weather warning days. (Contact Dr Georgina Downey for information on date reschedule).
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    When: Sunday 24th November 2019 at 10.00
    Where: Martindale Hall, Mintaro SA
    Cost: $60.00 pp
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