Saving Currajong, Jillian Dwyer

Vol 44 no 2, May 2022
Article from Vol 44 no 2, May 2022

Saving Currajong, Jillian Dwyer


Many buildings in Australia have been recognised for their architectural or historical significance, or their association with important individuals. Some have been preserved, and some have not. Jillian Dwyer relates the story of Currajong in Melbourne’s east, the Italianate villa built by the prominent colonial Melbourne jeweller William Lamborn in 1886-7 for his comfortable retirement, and the issues raised on different levels in the battle to save the house.

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