Cook’s Cottage

Here’s an old house that’s been in two different hemispheres and still standing. Courtesy of ‘Roaming Pursuits’ blog.

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Cook’s Cottage, which dates back to 1755, has the distinction as the oldest building in Australia. It was built by the parents of Captain James Cook, the discoverer of Australia, in Yorkshire, England. Sir Russell Grimwade purchased the cottage in 1933, and bestowed it as a centenary gift to the state of Victoria. It was transported brick by brick from Great Ayton to Melbourne. The ivy cutting on the original building was survived the voyage intact. The ivy-covered is furnished with period pieces, and a herb garden flourishes outside.

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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4 Responses to Cook’s Cottage

  1. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful photos, I love the light in them.

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  2. I know, Dan. I had to reblog them, and I was fascinated by the fact that the house was moved from England to Australia, brick by brick.


  3. Sartenada says:

    Extremely interesting post. Thank You.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is what I love about blogs, you come across so many interesting people and places.


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