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Mansion St Johns Wood (1) Wanganella

By architect , 1870



St Johns Wood (1) Wanganella
McDonald, John [1870-77] Peppin, Mrs Maria [1878-88] Sceele, C S [solicitor] [1888-1889] Willis, Brand, & descendants [1889-1956] Nicholson, Gordon [1956-]

Street details

Aird St, 8 [formerly Riversdale Rd, then Peppin St]

Building details

60 A1

Construction details


Source, Ilustrations and Features

Argus, 24 June 1876, p 8 - St Johns Wood, Upper Hawthorn, for sale or to let with 40 acres,dwg & dng rms each 30 by 17 ft by 12 ft, six bedrs, all large. NT file 1140. HOA , 3/15. G Butler, Camberwell ConservationStudy, iv, pp 2-4: first owner JMcD 1870, placed on the market 1877 as family res in 4 acres, dwg & dng rms each 30 x 17 ft on grd floor, 6 good bedrs above. From about 1878 MP, widow of George Peppin jnr, of the family which formerly owned 'Wanganella ' in the Riverina, lived here with her children. Land was now 20 acres. May 1888 (probably after her death) 48 allotments surveyed and offered for sale as Wanganella Estate. C S Sceele briefly owned the house and 3 lots in 1888-9. Then BW and his executors and presumed children, the last of whom was Annie Willis. GN bought and further subdivided after 1956. TS Note: Not the same as St Johns Wood, High st, Burwood. Room dimensions given are not the same as those in the High Street St John's advert.
SLV Picture Collection, LtAF 372, Colin Caldwell Album, p 43. Photos, March 1959. HBV, p 151. SLV John Collins 1962-70 photos. A J Petrie collection, nine colour slides 1968,