Ex-PM’s farm gate now open

Herald Sun - Property - - PROPERTY CONFIDENTIAL -

THE keys to Chil­gala Farm, first owned by for­mer prime min­is­ter are up for grabs for of­fers of more than $750,000.

“Black Jack” McEwen (pic­tured) was the leader of the Coun­try Party and deputy prime min­is­ter, tak­ing up the prime min­is­ter­ship briefly when Harold Holt went miss­ing and was pre­sumed drowned in 1967.

The 21ha farm at 3072 McEwen Rd, Stan­hope South, is in the Goul­burn Val­ley and fea­tures eight bed­rooms across two homes and a stock­man’s cabin.

The sus­tain­able farm has well-es­tab­lished cen­tury-old gar­dens, a large in-ground swim­ming pool, vegie patches and or­chards. De­nis Pa­gan, of Pa­gan Real Es­tate, is han­dling the sale with of­fers clos­ing De­cem­ber 16.

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