Australian Country Homesteads 2 Bookazine
Homestead. The very word conjures up images of kings in grass castles lording it over their vast pastoral holdings. There's implied grandeur in the word that suggests a massive pile of a house surrounded by gardens that rival parklands. In reality, the Australian homestead is a farmhouse, the place from which agricultural businesses large and small are run and home to people who live on the land, grow their crops and raise their livestock. They are the HQs for the high-tech, high-risk, high-demand businesses that keep food on our tables and fibre on our backs. And they're not all grand, but they do share the common thread of being occupied by people who share great commitment to caring for their land and keeping their businesses sustainable.