The caravan park in Chiltern is very close to Lake View House. This house was built in the 1870s and was at some stage home for author Ethel Richardson who published under the pen name of Henry Handel Richardson. On Easter Sunday a market was held in the grounds of Lake View House and the house itself was open for inspection.
This is the kind of museum we enjoy, showing a place as it was many years ago. So we appreciated the chance to look through the house and admire the period furnishings as well as some of the memorabilia relating to the author.
The dining room
Plaque commemorating the author Ethel Richardson attached to the outside wall of the building. “The Fortunes of Richard Mahony” is now in the public domain in Australia and can be downloaded for free from Amazon.com.au.
http://www.amazon.com.au/Fortunes-Richard-Mahony-Handel-Richardson-ebook/dp/B00G5P8GBE/ I am not so certain that the inscription is correct. In other references she lived in this house in her childhood and she based the novel on her childhood memories. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Handel_Richardson
I really enjoyed Lake View House and thoroughly recommend travellers to the area include a visit to Lake View House in their stay. For opening hours check out the National Trusts website. http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/vic/lake-view-house