Monday, October 17, 2016

Altona Homestead

The homestead of Alfred and Sarah Langhorne was one of the first homesteads on the foreshore of Port Phillip. Built from timber in 1842, the 1851 bushfires came too close for comfort and the home was rebuilt with Tasmanian bluestone.
Altona HomesteadThe interior is filled with objects from a bygone era; furniture, decorations and appliances.
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A display of photographs allows you to flick through images from across the years.
Altona HomesteadIn the courtyard, a collection of old household appliances and gardening equipment used back in the day. A wooden canoe sat high and dry...Altona Homestead
...and a rusty old bike took the high road.
Altona HomesteadOutside, the gardens were filled with beautiful blooms and the front porch looked out onto Altona Beach.  The Museum was a great place to catch up on the history of the area.
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A walk along Altona Beach was next on the agenda, with a visit to the Pier, originally built around 1888.

The promenade is also good for a walk, or ride, alongside the row of Norfolk Pines and with some seaside sculptures along the way.
The Altona Beach Market is on every Tuesday between 9am and 3 pm, along Pier St and in Logan Reserve, right outside the Homestead. A variety of stalls, with lots of homemade goods and produce, all lined up along the footpath.
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What: Altona Homestead
Where: Logans Reserve
When: Every Tuesday 11.00am to 2.00pm
          1st Sunday of the month 2.00pm to 4.00pm          
           Every Saturday 10.00am to 12.00pm                                                               
Why: history
How much: $2

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