Home of Patrobas, Nambrok listed by McGauran family at Gippsland

Home of Patrobas, Nambrok listed by McGauran family at Gippsland
Home of Patrobas, Nambrok listed by McGauran family at Gippsland

The McGauran family has listed their Gippsland rural estate, Nambrok with a $20 million asking price.

The estate dates back to the 1860s.

The grand Victorian homestead sits on an elevated site on the 989-hectare estate, some 200 kilometres south east of Melbourne.

It was the home of the late John McGauran who was a prominent Victorian hotelier.

Two sons Peter and Julian were federal politicians. Peter was more recently appointed by Julie Bishop as Australia's Consul-General in Houston, Texas, having been the member for Gippsland for 25 years.

Home of Patrobas, Nambrok listed by McGauran family at Gippsland

Nambrok was the home of Patrobas, which won the Melbourne Cup in 1915.

Patrobas was the first winner to have a female owner, Edith Widdis whose husband John had acquired Nambrok in 1908.

The original brick stables where Patrobas was housed remain in working order.

Home of Patrobas, Nambrok listed by McGauran family at Gippsland

(Source: National Library of Australia)

The McGaurans, who first arrived in Gippsland in 1873, acquired Nambrok in 1985. 

Elders advise it currently runs 540 beef breeders plus progeny and bulls.

John McGauran was the grandson of the family's pioneers Michael and Bridget McGauran. He died in 2009.

"Farming has been integral to the family for 150 years which has had a lasting influence on all family members," a family statement to Nine Entertainment said.

"However, the time has come to see Nambrok flourish in the hands of new owners.

"Everyone who has lived or worked at Nambrok knows its special appeal and the rare beauty of Nambrok House," the family said.

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Gippsland Rural Property

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