7. Site of "Oakleigh" c. 1886

Keeping to the same side of the road we will come to Fence City - the site of the late Victorian home of George Stokelili. We know the house at times accommodated families of 14 children so it was quite large. It was described as weatherboard with high ceilings, many ornate fireplaces, with colourful vitreous tile surrounds, having four bedrooms (2 with dormer windows in the attic), dining room, drawing room with violin, piano, harp and organ, and well as a large family kitchen. There was a scullery, pantry and dairy, extensive outbuildings, servants quarters and a two hole "dunny".

This beautiful house was also totally destroyed by the 1967 fires.

"Oakleigh"