History of Myrtle House

history of myrtle house

The history of the property, now known as Myrtle House: 

1841    Lots 6, 7, 8 – Crown to McDougal. 

1846    McDougal to Elliott – (1867 news item “Elliotts full of flood victims”) 

1869    “For Sale,  lots 6,7,8 – G. Elliott’s store & dwelling, est. 26 years.” For sale till 1874. 

1874    Hannah Elliott to Peter Logan – Soap & candle maker, plus other lots 

1883    Logan to Henry Hind

1885    Henry Hind to Patrick Hickey 

1896    Patrick Hickey to George Chapman – Value fell from 112 pounds to 90 pounds 

1932    Chapman to Margaret Langan – Lots 6, 7, 8 for 250 pounds 

1980    Langan to Ireland – $10,000 

1984    Ireland to Paul & Gil James – $60,000 

1986    James to Robyn Butler – $65,000 

Research by Stuart Gibson Carl Hoipo, June 2017

Myrtle House as it currently stands (with renovations complete) was built by Daniel Michael Langan in 1932. An historical photo of Daniel can be found in the Myrtle House Bookshop. Daniel Langan is buried in the local Wollombi Cemetery. 

Les and Christine Robertson have been in the Wollombi district since 2000. They purchased the property in April 2017, renaming it Myrtle House in ode to the many beautiful crepe myrtle trees surrounding the building. In this time, they have sympathetically undertaken extensive restoration of the property, ensuring that it will remain a part of Wollombi’s modern history for generations to come. 

Their Cafe, Bookshop and Accommodation are operated by dedicated, friendly staff from the local and surrounding areas.

History of Wollombi in short
Wollombi History framed document hangs in the Bookshop to enlighten visitors of Wollombi’s significant and important history.
Wollombi town virtually unchanged for over a century
Old Wollombi image reflects the view from Myrtle House, a vista which has remained virtually unchanged for over a century.
Mt Yengo
Mt Yengo is pictured in reference to the importance it held for Australia’s Indigenous peoples who would travel from near and far to the Wollombi Valley.

The magnificent restoration and improvements that Les & Christine have done to the property, now known as Myrtle House.