White House Farm - St Albans

This is the farm property we own at St. Albans, north of Sydney, 20km beyond the Hawkesbury on the way to the Hunter Valley. It is the oldest land grant in the area, dating back to 1823.

Our property is 50 acres, about half of it good pasture and the rest wild bushland. The Yengo National Park borders it on two sides, and in front is a lake with black swans, pelicans, ducks and herons.

An aerial view. Our paddocks go up the valley to the house at the top, beyond is National Park for miles.

The farmouse in happier times. Now (March 2020) the forest is mostly burnt but our house, buildings and paddocks excaped unscathed.


Left. The farmhouse in February 2008, after it had been raised following the big flood of June 2007. Right. Looking back down the valley from the house.
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Following the creek up into the wilder parts of the property. A few big gums escaped the 19-century loggers
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Looking down on the lake from the crags above. It is a spectacularly narrow ridge with only one way down.

The youngest farmer - grandson Sebastian in January 2020.