More than 700 historical items went under the hammer at Warbreccan Station's auction on Saturday.TYLA HARRINGTON July 2, 2014 3:30am
Historical items which once furnished Warbreccan Station were sold at auction on Saturday.
While not willing to reveal how much was made from the sale of the antiques, household items and machinery, twins Robert and Fionn Lindsay-Field said all items were sold on the day.
The Warbreccan homestead had been in the Lindsay-Field family for 96 years, until the 40-hectare homestead property with river frontage was sold to Deniliquin’s David and Caitrin Watson for $1.2 million in May.
About 600 people attended Saturday’s follow-up auction, where at least 700 items went under the hammer.
They included Warbreccan homestead’s dining room table and chairs, wardrobes, gramophones, a projector, horse harnesses, rabbit traps, paintings, etchings, machinery motors, Demijohn clay bottles and more.
Bidders travelled from across Australia including Queensland, Tasmania and Sydney, while phone bidders also took part.
The auction was conducted by Elders Residential Real Estate, Elders Rural Real Estate and Landmark.
Elders principal Lester Wheatley said is was one of the biggest clearing sales Deniliquin has seen.
Robert said it was all ‘‘still mind blowing’’.
‘‘It was a big turn-out, and thankfully it didn’t rain during the morning,’’ Robert said.
‘‘People were given the opportunity to purchase their own piece of Warbreccan history with most of the items dating back to around the 1920s, which was when the homestead was re-built.
‘‘There were so many items up for auction but after Saturday there was nothing left.’’
The Lindsay-Fields would like to thank the auctioneers who had ‘‘enthusiasm at a high’’ and locals who helped set up the auction in the weeks prior to the event, including Ben Howard.
The family resided at Warbreccan since 1918, when Tasmanian Harry Lindsay-Field and LKS McKinnon purchased the property.
The homestead was built between 1918-22. It has 27 rooms in total and flaunts some of the most envied architectural designs throughout the Riverina.
The property was handed down to John and Pam Lindsay-Field in 1960. Fionn and Robert returned to the farm in 1978 and eventually took over management.
The Watsons plan to complete restoration work on the homestead before they move in later this year.
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