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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2010, 09:46:55 PM »
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2010, 08:49:45 PM »
Yay! Thanks Christine (and Mary)! It was lovely to meet you and hear about some of the characters who are still 'living' in the house. I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about going along.

Quo Vadis felt quite unwell in the pool room. He was just about to leave the room when we all moved out anyway. That room didn't worry me much though. I felt a bit uneasy in some spots upstairs. Like I was being watched.

Coincidentally (?) there were two people who sit just near me at work on the same tour. We had such a great time that we have decided to go on a ghost tour rampage of Victoria! Any recommendations are most welcome.
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2010, 11:43:19 PM »
Drop in to the Convent at Daylesford. Tell Quo Vadis we will protect him. I think they have a couple of spare spots for friday 13th August.
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2010, 12:49:57 PM »
Don't forget if you need a bed in Melb to break up the trip home, you can stay at my house Christine.

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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2010, 08:06:05 PM »
Thanks Julie. I need to work the next day though :(
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2010, 08:06:34 PM »
That link doesn't work Julie.
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2010, 10:05:23 PM »
Bugger. It was a link to a 1986 copy of the Como house booklet

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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2010, 10:06:09 PM »
and yeah, I know you have to work. Thought it might cut a bit of traveling time for you. Get more sleep time.

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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2010, 10:07:33 PM »
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COMO: Historic Melbourne House
National Trust of Australia 1984 Stapled soft cover, 21.5 x 14cms 20 pages This National Trust property is a substantially intact house of the 1840s to 1875, with Regency / Italianate details of the 1850s, situated adjacent to the Yarra River. This booklet has 6 colour plates, 8 b/w photos and floor plans, as well as the history and detailled description of Como. Booklet in VERY GOOD condition       $8.00 AUD
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2010, 07:45:58 PM »
Thank you Christine and Mary for an enthralling tour!

Como House has such a dense atmosphere, there is that smoky otherland presence right from the start in the firelit ballroom. It just gets more fascinating as the tour winds through the hallways and grand rooms glimmering with shadow-filled mirrors.

There's a banquet of dramatic and touching history at the house. It was captivating hearing it told two different ways. Spookspotters investigated Como House 'blind' before designing the tour; I loved the back-and-forth of Christine relating the Spookspotters' mediums' personal encounters with the spirits in the house, then Mary replying with her detailed research.

The best thing about the tour was that the spirits showed up! Being in the tragic Frederick's room was literally nearly heartstopping. Caroline, the matriarchal presence chilled us as she circled her bedroom, pausing to talk with Christine and one of the National Trust staff. I was even prodded in the leg when I grew critical of one of the spirits.

Christine and Mary, your warmth, authenticity and humour were so enjoyable. You are so modest and practical about your work, it only made it more wonderfully spooky when Christine warned us to keep up if she started running!

Thanks again :D :D :D

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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2010, 10:19:15 PM »
Wow, what a fantastic review Violet. Would it be ok if I sent that to National Trust please?

It was so good to see you too!! xx
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2010, 01:08:13 PM »
Of course, please do :D

I really enjoyed seeing you too xo I'm looking forward to doing the convent tour!

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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2010, 07:20:06 PM »
Thanks Violet.
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Re: COMO HOUSE Melbourne Twilight Tours
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2011, 09:31:19 PM »
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