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The Tomago house ghost Port Stephens: NSW
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:25:58 AM »
Does the Widow Maria Windeyer still watches over Estate she worked tirelessly to keep from bankruptcy ?

Built by barrister Richard and Maria Windeyer, Tomago House formed the nucleus of what was, in the mid 19th century, a vast agricultural estate and the country residence of one of the nationís leading politico-legal figures.

Work on the house started in the early 1840s. The vineyard was established, with plantings from James King of Irrawang, who was known to be producing good wines by 1840.

Windeyer died in 1847, leaving his wife Maria to complete the property, refinance it and maintain viability. This she did, adding to it with a Chapel built in 1860-1861. Mariaís interest in the property is thought to have continued after her death, with inexplicable sightings of an elderly woman rocking in her chair on the verandah, and keeping a watchful eye in the cellars.

Does her ghost still keep a watchful eye over the old homestead?



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