We visit the incredibly interesting Woolmers Estate

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Breakfast at the Grand Chancellor, Launceston

We wandered down to the dining room and found a divine buffet breakfast.  My mouth was sore with dental problems.  Before leaving home I’d had session number one of some root canal treatment done.  It felt fine when we began the tour but the area around the tooth was becoming progressively sorer. Plus, I seemed to develop a problem on the opposite side of my mouth which was making eating extremely uncomfortable.  My gums were really sore. Such a great pity when masses of lovely food is on offer for every meal.

 

Woolmers Estate

Our first stop was to Woolmers Estate.  Woolmers is a farm property where six generations of Thomas Archers have lived.

Woolmers house was full of extremely good condition artifacts The main Woolmers house
An airoplane was spraying crops nearby The view from the property

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spent a while watching an aeroplane spraying crops, circling around and coming back again. The scenery was outstanding.

The very last Thomas Archer didn’t have any children so he left this magnificent property to a trust.  All the Thomas Archers and their families were collectors which made this place so interesting to tour.  The inside of the house was unbelievable. Everything was furnished the way it was 200 years ago.  There were even clothes in the wardrobes. The condition of all the artifacts was outstanding. Sadly we were not permitted to take photographs inside the house.

One of Woolmers buildings One of the Woolmers buildings
Car and garage coontents at Woolmers Even the contents of the garage were retained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We looked through several of the out buildings and wandered through the rose garden.  The rose garden has 3000 rose bushes in it.  There is a little café there and also a shop selling the usual tourist mementos.  We bought some soap for our daughter, Hayley and some Huon Pine talc for our son, Jeremy.

 

Next page: The Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company

 

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Old pub in Evandale

Old hotel in Evandale, Tasmania