Entally House

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Built in 1819 by Thomas Haydock Reibey, Entally House is one of Australia’s most intact Georgian colonial homes.

Mary Reibey, Thomas’ mother and matriarch of the family, was transported to Australia in 1790 for the crime of horse stealing, then aged 13. She would later marry a junior officer of the East India Company who established the Entally name as a successful trading company that owned a number of vessels running coal up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales.

Following her husband’s death in 1811, Mary became one of the richest and most successful businesswomen in Australia. Today, Mary is most recognisable as the face of the Australian 20 dollar note.

The estate provided the training grounds for the 1884 Melbourne Cup winner Malua, and includes a cricket oval that’s believed to be one of the first in the country; hosting games before Melbourne was settled.

Visitors to Entally may wander through the expansive grounds complete with stables, coach house, chapel and gardens.

Open for tours. Thursday to Monday, 10:00 to 4:00.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Closed Good Friday, Easter Monday, December 25, 26, 27 and 1st Jan. Closed for annual maintenance, July 1st to September 1st.

Download the podcast for more history on this enchanting homestead: Entally Estate podcast

Meander Valley Highway, Hadspen TAS, 7290
6393 3200
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OPEN 10am to 4pm. Closed Tues & Wed.