Yantaringa – Slideshow

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Allotments
Four contiguous allotments on the Chelsworth Estate are purchased by Olney.

Allotments
Four contiguous allotments on the Chelsworth Estate are purchased by Olney.
 

Allotments
 
Four contiguous allotments on the Chelsworth Estate are purchased by Olney.
 

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Site Plan
Grand plan in place, extensive garden with pergola interconnecting rink viewing platform to house driveway, three bowling rinks, electric lighting for greens and garden.

Site Plan
Grand plan in place, extensive garden with pergola interconnecting rink viewing platform to house driveway, three bowling rinks, electric lighting for greens and garden.
 

Site Plan
 
Grand plan in place, extensive garden with pergola interconnecting rink viewing platform to house driveway, three bowling rinks, electric lighting for greens and garden.
 

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Apartment Site Plan
Bowling greens abandoned in 1934 after 10 years of operation and apartments established.

Apartment Site Plan
Bowling greens abandoned in 1934 after 10 years of operation and apartments established; two structures from that era remain today (blue outline, utility hut near top of image, rink viewing platform adjacent apartments).
 

Apartment Site Plan
 
Bowling greens abandoned in 1934 after 10 years of operation and apartments established; two structures from that era remain today (blue outline, utility hut near top of image, rink viewing platform adjacent apartments).
 

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Aerial View
1946 aerial shows curving driveway, apartments left of driveway.

Aerial View
1946 aerial shows curving driveway, apartments left of driveway.
 

Aerial View
 
1946 aerial shows curving driveway, apartments left of driveway.
 

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Subdivision Site Plan
Subdivision of the overall holding into roughly equal parts, the odd boundary line retains the original curving driveway to the house; Olney sold the property in 1950.

Subdivision Site Plan
Subdivision of the overall holding into roughly equal parts, the odd boundary line retains the original curving driveway to the house; Olney sold the property in 1950.
 

Subdivision Site Plan
 
Subdivision of the overall holding into roughly equal parts, the odd boundary line retains the original curving driveway to the house; Olney sold the property in 1950.
 

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Recent Development
Intensive development over the original house plot (post-2000), central palm is not in original position.

Recent Development
Intensive development over the original house plot (post-2000), central palm is not in original position.
 

Recent Development
 
Intensive development over the original house plot (post-2000), central palm is not in original position.
 

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House from Arch
View towards house from under entrance arch.

House from Arch
View towards house from under entrance arch, pergola connecting house to bowling rinks is visible beneath the dome structure.
 

House from Arch
 
View towards house from under entrance arch, pergola connecting house to bowling rinks is visible beneath the dome structure.
 

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House from Road
View into property from Locksley Road.

House from Road
View into property from Locksley Road, showing entrance structure detail.
 

House from Road
 
View into property from Locksley Road, showing entrance structure detail.
 

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House Southwest
House view, southwest façade.

House Southwest
House view, southwest façade.
 

House Southwest
 
House view, southwest façade.
 

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House North
House view, northerly side.

House North
House view, northerly side.
 

House North
 
House view, northerly side.
 

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House Northeast
House view, north easterly side.

House Northeast
House view, north easterly side.
 

House Northeast
 
House view, north easterly side.
 

OY-06

Gardener
Gardener William Tolley at work.

Gardener
Gardener William Tolley at work. Tolley produced a sunflower specimen 17” in diameter in 1922, self-seeded at Yantaringa.
 

Gardener
 
Gardener William Tolley at work. Tolley produced a sunflower specimen 17” in diameter in 1922, self-seeded at Yantaringa.
 

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Fountain
Established garden view with extensive use of lighting.

Fountain
Established garden view with example of extensive use of lighting; open garden visits were arranged both for daytime and evening sessions in the late 1920s.
 

Fountain
 
Established garden view with example of extensive use of lighting; open garden visits were arranged both for daytime and evening sessions in the late 1920s.
 

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Gardener Tolley
William Tolley in the garden which won the 1928 Herald open garden competition.

Gardener Tolley
William Tolley in the garden described at time (1928) as an ‘Ivanhoe Elysium’; the garden won the 1928 Herald open garden competition, narrowly missing first prize the year before.
 

Gardener Tolley
 
William Tolley in the garden described at time (1928) as an ‘Ivanhoe Elysium’; the garden won the 1928 Herald open garden competition, narrowly missing first prize the year before.
 

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Mr and Mrs Olney
Mr and Mrs Olney in the Yantaringa garden.

Mr and Mrs Olney
Mr and Mrs Olney in the Yantaringa garden; Mrs Olney raised large sums for children’s and other charities, with a chief interest in the Austin Hospital.
 

Mr and Mrs Olney
 
Mr and Mrs Olney in the Yantaringa garden; Mrs Olney raised large sums for children’s and other charities, with a chief interest in the Austin Hospital.
 

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Bowling Rinks
View from bowling rinks towards the viewing platform.

Bowling Rinks
View from the bowling rinks towards the viewing platform, with overhead structures to support and power the lighting for night-time events.
 

Bowling Rinks
 
View from the bowling rinks towards the viewing platform, with overhead structures to support and power the lighting for night-time events.
 

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Croquet
Mrs Olney using the bowling rinks for croquet.

Croquet
Mrs Olney using the bowling rinks for croquet, showing type of lighting employed; some of these concrete mounts for poles are visible today amongst the current apartment gardens.
 

Croquet
 
Mrs Olney using the bowling rinks for croquet, showing type of lighting employed; some of these concrete mounts for poles are visible today amongst the current apartment gardens.
 

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Eastern Boundary
Looking north.

Eastern Boundary
The eastern boundary of the property, looking north.
 

Eastern Boundary
 
The eastern boundary of the property, looking north.
 

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Northern Boundary
The northern boundary of the rinks.

Northern Boundary
The northern boundary of the rinks, with rink numbers visible below the fernery and shade loving plants under the structure.
 

Northern Boundary
 
The northern boundary of the rinks, with rink numbers visible below the fernery and shade loving plants under the structure.
 

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Sunken Garden
The ‘Italian sunken garden’ adjacent to the bowling rinks.

Sunken Garden
 
The ‘Italian sunken garden’ adjacent to the bowling rinks. Note extensive garden lighting both within the beds as well atop the main structure near the viewing platform (left).
 

Sunken Garden
 
The ‘Italian sunken garden’ adjacent to the bowling rinks. Note extensive garden lighting both within the beds as well atop the main structure near the viewing platform (left).
 

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Garden and Beyond
General view towards the bowling rink complex.

Garden and Beyond
General view towards the bowling rink complex, dome structure over driveway and lattice of fernery beyond that.
 

Garden and Beyond
 
General view towards the bowling rink complex, dome structure over driveway and lattice of fernery beyond that.
 

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Bird Bath
Water feature wall detail.

Bird Bath
Water feature wall detail.
 

Bird Bath
 
Water feature wall detail.
 

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Apartment Block
View of small apartment block, built 1936.

Apartment Block
View of small apartment block, built 1936, architect Gordon Gibbon for ‘Yantaringa Court’ (two apartments and remnant garden).
 

Apartment Block
 
View of small apartment block, built 1936, architect Gordon Gibbon for ‘Yantaringa Court’ (two apartments and remnant garden).
 

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Remnant Garden
View across remnant garden following bowling rink overbuild.

Remnant Garden
View across remnant garden following bowling rink overbuild, probably early 1940s, original lighting intact.
 

Remnant Garden
 
View across remnant garden following bowling rink overbuild, probably early 1940s, original lighting intact.
 

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Apartment Gardens
View from remnant garden towards large apartment block.

Apartment Gardens
View from south western corner of remnant garden towards large apartment block.
 

Apartment Gardens
 
View from south western corner of remnant garden towards large apartment block.
 

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House Garden
View from original Yantaringa house towards Yantaringa Court.

House Garden
View from original Yantaringa house towards Yantaringa Court, Locksley Road to the left.
 

House Garden
 
View from original Yantaringa house towards Yantaringa Court, Locksley Road to the left.
 

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From First Floor
View from first floor of small apartment across the remnant garden.

From First Floor
View from first floor of small apartment across the remnant garden, with original viewing platform to right and water feature below. One legacy concrete mount for lighting poles can be seen centre right, used for a pot.
 

From First Floor
 
View from first floor of small apartment across the remnant garden, with original viewing platform to right and water feature below. One legacy concrete mount for lighting poles can be seen centre right, used for a pot.
 

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House
Image of house at 1985 heritage survey, from driveway.

House
Image of house at 1985 heritage survey, from driveway.
Courtesy Heidelberg Conservation Study 1985 part 1.

 

House
 
Image of house at 1985 heritage survey, from driveway.
Courtesy Heidelberg Conservation Study 1985 part 1.

 

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View to Locksley Road
View above small apartment block towards Locksley Road.

View to Locksley Road
View above small apartment block towards Locksley Road, mature plantings on frontage as well as deeper inside garden, large apartment block to right, 2000s development to left.
 

View to Locksley Road
 
View above small apartment block towards Locksley Road, mature plantings on frontage as well as deeper inside garden, large apartment block to right, 2000s development to left.
 

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Water Feature
Water feature and viewing platform.

Water Feature
Water feature and viewing platform.
 

Water Feature
 
Water feature and viewing platform.
 

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Viewing Platform
Viewing platform with water feature stairway in foreground.

Viewing Platform
Viewing platform with water feature stairway in foreground.
 

Viewing Platform
 
Viewing platform with water feature stairway in foreground.
 

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Behind Water Feature
View across level above water feature.

Behind Water Feature
View across level above water feature, in front of small apartment towards large apartment.
 

Behind Water Feature
 
View across level above water feature, in front of small apartment towards large apartment.
 

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Viewing Platform
Viewing platform detail.

Viewing Platform
Viewing platform detail.
 

Viewing Platform
 
Viewing platform detail.
 

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Back of Water Feature
Detail rear of water feature, shows original crazy paving.

Back of Water Feature
Detail rear of water feature, shows original crazy paving, 2000s development over fence.
 

Back of Water Feature
 
Detail rear of water feature, shows original crazy paving, 2000s development over fence.
 

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Utility Building
Original utility building from bowling rink days.

Utility Building
Original utility building from bowling rink days, lighting pole in foreground adjacent stairs.
 

Utility Building
 
Original utility building from bowling rink days, lighting pole in foreground adjacent stairs.
 

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Driveway Entrance
Original driveway entrance masonry was relocated to eastern edge of property.

Driveway Entrance
Original driveway entrance masonry was relocated to eastern edge of property when new driveway for apartments was created (refer Olney years image of entrance).
 

Driveway Entrance
 
Original driveway entrance masonry was relocated to eastern edge of property when new driveway for apartments was created (refer Olney years image of entrance).
 

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Court Garden
View inside the court garden, original signage for ‘Yantaringa Court’ intact.

Court Garden
View inside the court garden, original signage for ‘Yantaringa Court’ intact over entrance to large apartment block.
 

Court Garden
 
View inside the court garden, original signage for ‘Yantaringa Court’ intact over entrance to large apartment block.
 

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Bird Bath
Water feature detail.

Bird Bath
Water feature detail.
 

Bird Bath
 
Water feature detail.
 

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Remnant Garden Conifer
Mature conifer now dominates the rear of the remnant garden.

Remnant Garden Conifer
Mature conifer now dominates the rear of the remnant garden, ponds in foreground.
 

Remnant Garden Conifer
 
Mature conifer now dominates the rear of the remnant garden, ponds in foreground.
 

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Small Apartment
Small apartment would have enjoyed a full view of the original garden.

Small Apartment
Small apartment would have enjoyed a full view of the original garden from the open balcony when first established.
 

Small Apartment
 
Small apartment would have enjoyed a full view of the original garden from the open balcony when first established.
 

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Ponds
Westerly view across ponds and bridge feature.

Ponds
Westerly view across ponds and bridge feature.
 

Ponds
 
Westerly view across ponds and bridge feature.
 

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Pond Garden
View to south west towards pond and bridge feature.

Pond Garden
View to south west towards pond and bridge feature.
 

Pond Garden
 
View to south west towards pond and bridge feature.
 

 
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