Heronswood is a historic property that was built in 1864 and is located in Dromana, Victoria. A Gothic Revival house built in 1874, and highly picturesque, it incorporates the original shingled roofed cottage that was the first structure built on 46 acres.
Heronswood is classified by the National Trust of Australia and is open to the public. The house, which is also on the Australian Heritage Places Register, and the Victorian Heritage Register is located at 105 Latrobe Parade in the suburb of Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula.
The first three owners of Heronswood were remarkable and eminent men. William Edward Hearn (1826-1888) was one of the first professors at the University of Melbourne. Alexander Sutherland (1852-1902) was a poet and philosopher who was perhaps best known as a journalist and schoolmaster. In 1904 it passed to his close friend H.B. Higgins. Henry Bournes Higgins (1851-1929) was a lawyer, a radical politician and one of the most controversial jurists in Australian history.
The property is directly above the beach where Captain Matthew Flinders landed, on 27 April 1802.
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⊜ 105 Latrobe Parade Dromana | Map
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