This four roomed stone cottage, built by William Wilson when he returned from the gold fields, provides and insight into life in the 1860’s. Wilson used Mount Gambier stone for the front wall and local soft stone that was dug out like clay and left to dry in the sun for the other walls. It still has its pressed steel roof.
William Wilson was famous for his magnificent garden, being a most successful exhibitor with his fruit, vegetables and flowers at Shows held in Penola. He is also known for showing John Riddoch how well grapes grow in terra rossa soil.
You can find out more about Wilson’s Cottage here.