Barak is one of our good friends. I often went hunting with him for two or three days in a row.
George de Pury, c. 1881-86
Coranderrk residents used hunting to supplement the rations they received, but it was also a shared activity among the men on both properties.
Barak often took the Baron’s oldest son, George, a very keen hunter, on hunting trips. The two properties also exchanged food and gifts, and sometimes took part in sporting competitions against each other. Coranderrk residents worked at Yeringberg and other wine properties.
George returned to Switzerland as a teenager to attend boarding school. After the Baron’s death in 1890, twenty-year-old George returned to take over the running of Yeringberg. During the ensuing decade, contact between the de Pury family and Barak and the residents of Coranderrk continued.