The Dining Room
This short film by year 5 & 6 students Emily, Alannah, Jacob and Riley from Winchelsea Primary School describes the use of dining room at the Austin household: Barwon Park.
NARRATOR 1: This is the Barwon Park Mansion in Winchelsea. It was the home of Thomas Austin and Elizabeth Austin. Elizabeth gave money to found the Austin Hospital, and Thomas introduced rabbits to Australia.
NARRATOR 2: This is their dining room table. There's lots of chinaware. It is very delicate and expensive.
NARRATOR 3: The Austins had a butler. The butler was a type of servant. One of his jobs was to serve food at the dining table.
NARRATOR 1: This is the butler's pantry. This is the room where they store all the cutlery and plates.
NARRATOR 2: This is the ladies' pantry, where the ladies made sweets. They also sometimes used this room for flower arranging.
NARRATOR 3: Elizabeth liked tapestry. She had it hanging all around the mansion. You can still see all of the original rods that the tapestry hung off in the dining room.
NARRATOR 1: Barwon Park is an important historical landmark of Victoria. We recommend that you come and visit sometime.