Luxury Riverina estate Tarramia sells

Luxury Riverina estate Tarramia sells
Luxury Riverina estate Tarramia sells

Tarramia, the NSW Riverina estate that was farmed by one of Melbourne's leading businessmen, Sir Clive McPherson, has been sold.

The Mulwala holding has been in the family for over six decades. The buyers are whispered to be Andrew Bouchier and his wife, Ann Marie.

As neighbouring properties were subdivided, McPherson, the prominent agriculturalist, began buying up during the interwar year the local farms, with Tarramia forming a significant part of his land holdings.

Macpherson sat on the board of the pastoral house, Younghusband Ltd, the National Bank, the Commonwealth Bank, Australian Wheat Board and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The McPhersons regularly entertained at the home. Guests included Prime Minister Robert Menzies and his wife, Dame Patty Menzies and the Governor General Sir William and Lady Slim and the Governor of Victoria Sir Dallas Brooks and Lady Brooks.

The local picnic races each year were the occasion for Sir Clive and Marion to entertain a large house party.

The near 2,000 hectare property was expected to sell for $10 million plus. 

Luxury Riverina estate Tarramia sells

Tarramia South comprises 601 hectares with the original lakeside three bedroom homestead.

Tarramia North spans 1,393 hectares. He died in 1958 having his daughter, the late Marion Orme Page retain the property. Her South Yarra estate sold for $33 million in 2016.

Matt Childs at Pat Rice & Hawkins was marketing the property in conjunction with Elders Real Estate. Offers closed April 4.

Much of the infrastructure on the property, including the homestead and adjoining cottage, has been renewed in recent years, after being in the direct path of a tornado in 2013.




Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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