Restoration Australia | Keith Hall

Written by Sibella Court


Dating back to 1885, this piece of goldrush architecture lies in ruins at the foot of Australia's Snowy Mountain range - until a couple decides to turn it back into a family home

Whilst shooting Keith Hall I had the chance to drive between locations, from Daylesford to Beechworth on many occasions. I would travel with my new daughter, Silver, my partner Ben Harper or my father in tow and make pit stops & breaks along the way.
This part of the world is incredibly beautiful and the towns of Newstead, Castlemaine & Beechworth have a contagious vibrance, full of life & activity. Keith Hall is a fair drive from Beechworth town, tucked away at the end of a dirt road, surrounded by paddocks & cattle with views of the most spectacular sunsets. It was built in 1885 by Scottish master stonemason, John Morrison after his success in the gold fields. When owners Clay & Narelle fell in love with Keith Hall it was not much more than a few walls & a big pile of stones! The story of this crumbling structure became the story of its owners, one of discovery, renewal & restoration.
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