Table Top Homestead, a landmark colonial property dating back to its construction in the mid-1880s, is being offered for sale for only the fourth time in 160 years.
Situated on the banks of Lake Hume, the Table Top and Yambola runs were established three years before Albury was created and long before the major water storage was built.
The iconic homestead, featuring eight bedrooms, three bathrooms, cellar and less than 20 minutes to Albury, is expected to top $2 million alone with 580 acres of land being offered in three separate lots at an auction conducted by Elders Albury and Wagga to be held on November 10.
The property's origins can be traced back to the Hume and Hovell expedition which passed through in 1824.
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A few years later, Elizabeth Mitchell travelled with her children by dray to Albury in 1842 after two brothers, Paul and Charles, had already selected large areas of land in the area.
The Mitchell association with Table Top began in 1861 when the first part of the homestead was created.
The family's association with the property began to wind down when James Mitchell died in 1914 with his wife Sarah continuing to run the station until she died in 1933.
Francis Cobbold, a Queenslander purchased the remaining 18,400 acres, before he also died suddenly.
Between 1934 to 1964 the property was run by managers who lived in the homestead with 8000 acres offered up for soldier settlement blocks at the end of World War II.
The current owners purchased the Table Top homestead lot in 1973.
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