Rupertswood Mansion

Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury: Tickets, Tours, Address, Rupertswood Mansion Reviews: 3.5/5

Rupertswood Mansion
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,877 contributions
Destined for big things
Aug 2021
Rupertswood is the creation of Sir William Clarke, Bart., known as "Big Clarke." He was a pastoralist. Clarke is one of the few Australians elevated to the hereditary peerage, Rupertswood was a "family home" with 50 rooms, Apart from other things, Rupertswood was the site in 1882 of the first Ashes Test between England and Australia. More recently, is has became a Salesian College.
Written October 1, 2021
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Bryan C
Greater Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Old Rupertswood Memories (Circa early 1950s).
Oct 2020
I attended Rupertswood as a Salesian student between the years 1951-53. Around that time William Clarke's son, Rupert, visited his old family mansion and was shown over the premises by the Salesian priests. When shown the ballroom, then transformed into a chapel, Rupert is rumoured to have muttered: "If my father had known it would be turned into a Catholic chapel, he would never have built the place!"
West of the mansion was another tin-and-timber building we knew as The Drill Hall. It was, in fact, the old-time residence of a private army allegedly fostered by William Clarke in the old days. The rumour at the time was that Clarke's private army wiped out the local Aboriginal population because they were considered a "nuisance."
Written November 16, 2020
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PVR
Sunbury, Australia23 contributions
PART OF HISTORY
Dec 2019
Known for being the residence of SIR RUPERT CLARKE and now home to Salesian Catholic College, the building and surrounds have been changed over the years but somethings never change and the mansion is a glorious piece of history
Written May 14, 2020
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dsmbp
Melbourne, Australia62 contributions
School visit
Nov 2018 • Family
We attended a day out at rupertswood and did a tour if the mansion. It’s truly stunning. Fantastic for a wedding or special e event. It’s old world charm is amazing. Not cheap but well worth it. Make sure you try to attend the annual fair for the collage it’s excellent. They have lots of things for younger children, baby animals and heaps of stalls. We had a great day and will be back for the next fair.
Written March 30, 2019
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Alexander298
Melbourne, Australia250 contributions
Beautiful building
Sep 2017 • Family
Public holiday visit so it wasn’t open, but normally it is a school so we were lucky to be able to have a look around.
I love how the building has been restored. Wish we could have gone inside.
Worth the five minute detour off the main road.
Written September 29, 2017
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Nic B
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions
Worth a drive to have a look - especially for Cricket lovers
Jun 2017 • Family
The old mansion is an imposing building on large well manicured grounds. The ground where the original ashes game was played has been preserved (when standing looking at the building, its to the right of the car park) and there is a plaque to commemorate the game. I was fortunate to be able to go into the building and its been beautifully restored, Its a pity the building isn't open to the public more often, but it is owned by the Salesians so it is a private property in reality.
Written July 6, 2017
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Kenneth M
Sunbury, Australia210 contributions
LOCAL
Nov 2016 • Family
OK If you are in Sunbury and not been before .Large grounds with a Stately home .Worth a look around and volunteer staff know the history . In the grounds of the first cricket match between AUST and Poms. Also the home of a private school
Written December 20, 2016
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ChrisandHeath
Lancefield, Australia33 contributions
Rupertswood is a delight to visit
Mar 2014 • Friends
I love the fact that this period mansion has been preserved for future generations,the gardens are beautiful its a lovely place to take visiting friends and family.
Written January 31, 2015
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nbrown1
Melbourne, Australia204 contributions
Awful
Jan 2015 • Friends
Scary place with an undertone of sadness. Don't go here, it seems to have a history of bad times even though the Ashes Cricket urn originated here.
Written January 31, 2015
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John M
Lakes Entrance, Australia421 contributions
Shut down and contents sold off - a piece of history lost
Jul 2014 • Business
For some reason this venue steeped in history has been closed down and the contents sold off by the building owners. This is a piece of Victoria's history lost after so much work, effort, time and money had been spent by many people to preserve this unique building only to be seemingly ignored by the owners and the building closed to the public. I am disgusted by this attitude.
Written August 2, 2014
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