Merrijig site made famous in Man From Snowy River sells

The 40.5 hectare site has views of Mount Buller, Mount Sterling and Delatite Valley.

A Victorian High Country property made famous as Harrison’s Homestead in 1982 movie The Man From Snowy River has sold for $1.05 million.

The Merrijig holding at 4/582 Buttercup Road was listed for sale 10 months ago.

Spreading 40.5 hectares, about 210 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, the land offers dramatic views of Mount Buller, Mount Sterling and the Delatite Valley.

It was this backdrop which attracted producers of the film starring Tom Burlinson, Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson and Sigrid Thornton, to build the homestead as a prop.

The structure was removed when recording ended.

Ruralco Property Mansfield selling agent Danni Schneider told that the incoming owners, a family, plan to pay homage to Harrison’s Homestead in the replacement house (story continues below).

The buyers have a farming background and are long-time visitors to the Merrijig and [nearby] Mansfield areas, Ms Schneider said.

“They bought it because they love the history”.

Ruralco co-marketed 4/582 Buttercup Rd with Matt Childs of Pat Rice & Hawkins.

The brokers said a social media campaign generated “thousands of inquiries”. The Merrijig holding was offloaded by a cattle farmer who held it since 1999.

Last weekend, another home which featured in the movie, 430 Ennis Road, Tallarook – a property also once known as the Wildman of Tallarook’s Lair – and measuring 18.2ha, sold for $331,000.

An 18.2 hectare property at Tallarook, where parts of The Man from Snowy River were also filmed, sold last weekend.

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Marc Pallisco

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