Collections

A new addition to Enderslea Collections

Diane - June 6, 2015

I have a collectors gene surely inherited from my father Ken Clarke. For instance he was always interested in adding vintage farming equipment to that which was already left at Enderslea Farm when he bought it in 1975. We have lots of various pieces….unfortunately most rusting outside as it is just too demanding to keep them in good condition. We do have a big old …

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Western Australia Colonial Furniture

Diane - March 23, 2015
Enderslea Farm Chittering Valley Ken and Sydney Clarke

There is an interesting collection of early Western Australia Colonial furniture at Enderslea Farm. The farm itself was established in 1853 so pre Gold Rush furniture seemed the appropriate way to furnish. Henry and Sarah Morley arrived in Perth on the Wanstead on January 30th 1830.They were servants to Colonel Latour but his plans immediately collapsed so Henry and Sarah Morley with their two young …

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Glass Bottle and Post Card Collections

Diane - March 23, 2015
Enderslea Farm Glassware Chittering Valley History

There are various collections at Enderslea Farm. Old bottles is one of them.If anyone is interested in old bottles a bottle club can be reached at www.colonialbottleclubofwa.com Another collection at Enderslea Farm consists of Old postcards depicting medical and nursing scenes. The Post Card Collectors of WA website is ww.w-a-p-c.net. I was at Duke University in Durham North Carolina and did an MA in History …

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Archery at Enderslea Farm

Diane - March 22, 2015
Enderslea Farm Chittering Valley History Archery

I love this coloured print that hangs in the bedroom at Enderslea. I bought it in Melbourne many years ago. Its not really relevant in any way to Enderslea except to show the marked difference in the 19th Century lives of gentry women as compared to the working farmers wives in Chittering Valley. There is a flat area down by the Blue Plains Road stream …

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A Drawing of Enderslea Farm Around 1877

Diane - March 22, 2015
Enderslea Farm Chittering Valley artist unknown  ca 1870

This drawing was owned by Douglas Jecks a descendant of Henry and Sarah Morley. He was in the road looking at the farm when my father Ken Clarke went up and said hello. As a result we received a coloured photocopy of this drawing. After Douglas and my father had died I saw this original being auctioned in Perth, West Australia. It was labelled as …

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New Acquisitions

Diane - March 21, 2015
Henry and Sarah Morley at Enderslea Farm 005

I’m just back from a wonderful holiday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. I always like to visit Antique Markets when I’m away and I quite like American Antiques. One reason is that I lived in North Carolina, USA for 15 years. The main reason however is that Americans visited the Swan River Colony from its earliest years. At first they were Whaling and then …

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