AASV ViewBank Dig
This recent excavation at Viewbank Homestead (February 2013) was run by Alpha Archaeology, and involved AASV members and university students.
The trenches dug were on the tip site associated with the original 1840’s mansion of Viewbank, abandoned in the 1870s.
View Bank takes its name from a 77 ha property established by James Williamson in 1839-40. It then passed to a Scot, pastoralist Dr Robert Martin, who also acquired the adjacent Banyule property. He expanded the house and established extensive terraced gardens. After his death in 1874 the homestead was abandoned, and was demolished in the 1920s.
In the late 1990s the house site was excavated.
For more information about the history of Viewbank, try here.