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- A tough, malleable form of iron suitable for forging or rolling rather than casting, obtained by puddling pig iron while molten. It is nearly pure but contains some slag in the form of filaments
- iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
- Used for wrought iron, as opposed to cast iron; usually a building or structural material.
- Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon content, in comparison to steel, and has fibrous inclusions, known as slag. This is what gives it a "grain" resembling wood, which is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure.
"Yooralbyn" a Boom-Style Mansion - Richmond Hill
"Yooralbyn" is a magnificent boom period mansion on the brow of Richmond Hill in Erin Street , in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond.
"Yooralbyn" was built in 1889 for William Harper, a partner in a leading Melbourne merchant and manufacturing firm. The house was one of the many great mansions and elegant terraces built on Richmond Hill by local merchants and manufacturers during the 1880s boom period. The mansion, substantially in-tact, still stands in its original grounds and retains some of its original Nineteenth Century garden layout and plantings. There are several magnificent mature trees in the grounds, including a Moreton Bay fig with a wide canopy and a palm tree which is now taller than the three storey tower of "Yooralbyn" itself! The exterior of the building is particularly impressive, with its central urn capped tower, Ionic portico and flanking verandahs adorned with wrought iron lacework.
When the boom of the 1880s and early 1890s turned to bust, many of the nouveau riche families living in the mansions of Richmond Hill found themselves hit by hard times and either had to parcel off portions of their large estates or sell altogether. When they left, much of Richmond Hill became working-class. "Yooralbyn" is a rare remaining example of a Nineteenth Century boom-style mansion in largely working class Richmond, and reminds us of the opulent lifestyle of Richmond's (and Melbourne's) elite during the late Victorian era.
In 1903, Bethesda Hospital started operating out of "Yooralbyn" (which they renamed "Elim" after one of the places where the Israelites camped following their Exodus from Egypt). It was a pioneering hospital and when it first opened it had private rooms and special treatment for private patients. Intermediate patients were asked to pay what they could afford, whereas poor patients received treatment free of charge. This arrangement worked well until the Great Depression in the 1930s.
In 1998 the Epworth acquired the Bethesda Hospital, and "Elim" is used as the centre for physiotherapy. The original stables have been converted into an indoor heated swimming pool, yet they, and "Yooralbyn" itself, retain much of its original look of 1889.
"Buckley Manor" a Second Empire Style Mansion - Essendon
"Buckley Manor" is grand Victorian Italianate mansion located in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Essendon.
"Buckley Manor" is a splendid exmple of the fine domestic architecture available to those who were either wealthy by birth, or had made their money during the boom period of Victoria's Gold Rush, when Melbourne was the weathiest city in the world.
Constructed of stuccoed brick, "Buckley Manor" is built in the popular French inspired Second Empire style that was in vogue in the 1890s. The four chimney mansion has ornate moulded decoration, a large bay window and a return verandah decorated with ornate iron lacework. The roof, featuring metal capping, is made of slate tiles with a striped pattern laid out as part of the design. However its greatest feature is the wonderful northern mansard roofed tower which features moulded decoration, porthole windows and is topped with ornate wrought-iron metalwork.
Essendon was etablished in the 1860s and became an area of affluence and therefore only had middle-class, upper middle-class and some very wealthy citizens. A mansion like "Buckley Manor", built in one of the finer pockets of the suburb was obviously for a wealthy Victorian family who wished to display their wealth. This mansion would have required a large retinue of servants to maintain and a number of gardeners to keep the grounds in check.
After the Melbourne property boom of the 1890s turned to bust, some of "Buckley Manor's" grounds were sold off and developed into more modest housing. A futher sub-divison of the grounds took place in the early Twentieth Century. In the 1950s, "Buckley Manor" became a private hospital, and in the 1980s a nursing home for the elderly. Today it has been restored to a private residence, and it has not been sub-divided inside at all.
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