‘Not forgetting yous at all’
William Barak, 1898
In 1902, George de Pury visited an ailing Barak, who died in the following year.
In 1921, George pulled out the vines at Yeringberg. Coranderrk was closed in 1924, and many remaining residents were sent elsewhere.
Despite these events, descendants of Coranderrk residents live on and remain connected to the property today. The de Pury family continues to live at Yeringberg, farming and once again producing wines.
In 1898, Barak painted a scene that captured his memory of Samuel, the Baron’s brother, whom he had not seen for 30 years. The painting also evoked the changes he had seen on his country in his lifetime. The legacies of these changes, and the resonances of the incredible relationship between Barak and the de Purys, continue to the present day.