Local historian Samuel Doering has been very busy doing research for Anlaby Station owners Andrew Morphett and Peter Hayward on the history of the property and the owners and workers of times gone by.
The fantastic thing about his work is that they have shared that research through a series of blog posts that Samuel has created.
From Samuel’s next post:-
“In all, Henry expanded the private gardens at Anlaby to ten acres – the size of the gardens today – and even planted two arboretums for exotic species of trees imported from nearly every corner of the globe. Many of the trees he planted – oaks, maples, pines, cedars, and more – now form part of a nationally important collection of listed trees.
“A garden of this scope and variety could not be maintained and managed alone; it required expertise and many willing hands. To this end, in March 1900, Henry hired a man called Thomas Leslie to work as the Head Gardener.
You have a great opportunity to delve into the facinating story of Anlaby Station’s Gardener’s Cottage at the post in the link below
Anlaby Station is just on the Western boundary of our Regional Council of Goyder with land in the Council area. Although claimed mostly by Kapunda these days it has a long history with our area, and us Eudunda Mob like to think it is a shared experiance and it certainly is a ‘Must Do’ destination for a visit to their historic and beautiful station.