Iandra Station or Mt. Oriel Homestead, Greenethorpe NSW
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|Iandra Station or Mt. Oriel Homestead|
Iandra Station and Mount Oriel Homestead, known as Iandra Castle, was established by George Henry Greene from 1878-1911 and is a rare example of a complete ‘English Manor’ style estate.
|In 1908 Greene commenced the conversion of this single storey brick house to a two-storey reinforced concrete building|
|Iandra Castle, near Grenfell NSW|
The Iandra Homestead Pastoral Estate, originally established by George Henry Greene from 1878-1911, is of outstanding significance as arguably the largest and most progressive wheat property and wheat farming enterprise of its time in Australia.
|Built between 1908 and 1910 in the Federation Romanesque style by the pioneering engineer Edward Giles Stone, Iandra is a significant Australian example of early reinforced concrete construction.|
It was at Iandra that its owner, George Henry Greene, pioneered share-farming in 1892, which revolutionised the approach to wheat growing in Australia.
|Iandra Station or Mt.Oriel Homestead|
The estate is closely associated with the life, empire and enterprises of George Henry Greene, a prominent and leading figure in rural affairs in Australia and NSW during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Greene acquired pastoral experience in southern New South Wales on Billabong station, in which he held a share, and later was part-owner of Tooma and Marogle stations.
On his return to New South Wales Greene bought Iandra, a 32,600 acre (13,193 ha) estate near Grenfell, in 1878 and began grazing and wheat-growing.
|Length of Position|
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||04 Feb 1889 to 08 Jul 1898|
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||11 Apr 1899 to 22 Dec 1911|
|Member for Grenfell||04 Feb 1889 to 06 Jun 1891|
|Member for Grenfell||17 Jul 1894 to|
|Member for Grenfell||24 Jul 1895 to 08 Jul 1898|
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Date of Birth: 20/07/1838 - Place of Birth: Collon, County Louth, Ireland
Date of Death: 22/12/1911 - Place of Death: Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia
Iandra also remains one of few tangible places that embody the iconic, optimistic image of Australia as "the lucky country",