Rack and Ruin

We were out for a walk recently and stopped to check out these ruins. They reminded us of the Palatine Hill in Rome, but are actually the ruins of a farm house and associated buildings next to Manning Park in Cockburn, south of Fremantle.

The site is known as the Davilak House Estate Ruins, since the buildings were constructed for the Davilak family farm in 1860. It’s an important archaeological site, since the estate had a limestone house, dairy, vineyard that were among the earliest in the colony.


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