Historical information

The photograph is of the Woodland Homestead at Bulla which was sited along the Moonee Ponds Creek. William Pomroy Greene and his wife Anne, emigrated from Scotland and arrived in the Port Phillip area in December 1842.. He acquired the Crown land at Gellibrand Hill in 1843 and built the prefabricated homestead which became known as Woodlands. The people in the photograph, taken about 1859 - 60, are L- R: Possibly Sir Willian Stawell, ?, little Anne Catherine Greene at 2 years, Rawdon Greene, Mrs. Greene and Smith ( a butler).


The Greene family were one of the early European settlers to acquire land in the Bulla Bulla district. The Woodlands property is now a national park and the significant Gellibrand Hill is within the park.

Physical description

A black and white photograph of 3 men, a lady and a child standing in a garden in front of a homestead. A wooden post and rail fence is in the foreground