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Entally House is a historic homestead with various outbuildings, including Australia's oldest conservatory, chapel, stables & carriage house. The property encompasses grand, park-like surroundings with magnificent gardens and a vineyard.

Entally House was the family home of Thomas Reibey who was the Premier of Tasmania from 1876 to 1877. The Entally Estate was established in 1819 by Thomas Haydock Reibey II in Hadspen, Tasmania.

Thomas Haydock Reibey II was the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Reibey. Mary, the matriarch of the family, was transported to Australia in 1790 for the crime of horse stealing, then aged 14. She would later marry a junior officer of the East India Company, Thomas Reibey (senior), who established the Entally name as a successful trading company that owned a number of vessels running coal up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales. Following her husbands death in 1811, Mary became one of the richest and most successful businesswomen in Australia. She then obtained the grant of 300 acres of land upon which Thomas II was to settle and build the homestead and outbuildings. Today, Mary is most recognisable as the face of the Australian 20 dollar note.

The Estate provided the training grounds for the 1884 Melbourne Cup winner Malua, and includes a cricket oval that???s believed to be one of the first in the country; hosting games before Melbourne was settled.

The Estate encompasses grand, parklike surroundings with magnificent gardens and a vineyard, Regency furnishings, fine silverware, horse-drawn coaches and agricultural implements.

Tea rooms open Wednesday to Saturday from 10.30 to 2.30 during summer months.

Contact details

Phone: 03 6393 3200

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Map & Directions

28 Rutherglen Road, Hadspen Tas 7290, Australia