Culture Victoria

Lake View House, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

18-22 Victoria Street Chiltern Phone: 03 9656 9800 Visit Website

Built in 1870 and now restored, the red brick house is furnished in period style recreating a lakeside country villa residence in a prosperous mining town. In 1876 Lake View House was home to Ethel Florence Richardson (known by her pen name Henry Handel Richardson), famous Australian writer and author of The Getting of Wisdom. Richardson immortalised the house and her early life in Chiltern, under the fictional name of ‘Barambogie’, in The Fortunes of Richard Mahony and fittingly Lake View also contains Richardson memorabilia.