Final touches put to 'Patterdale'


After nearly three years a project to restore the farm homestead of one of Australia's most celebrated colonial artists John Glover to its original state is almost complete. 'Patterdale' was built by the English landscape painter when he moved to Tasmania in the 1830s. The restoration, near the north-east town of Deddington, has been a labour of love for fine wool producers Carol and Rodney Westmore. They've employed master craftsmen like Dave Conway to do the work. He's been using traditional stone masonry techniques and lime plastering to repair the home. You can listen to the audio interview here: