Clendon House

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: 1898 [unknown]
Location: Deniliquin Road but now known as Federation Ave, Corowa, NSW Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Shortt-40 Corowa
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Clendon House was built in 1898 by Dr William John Shortt on what was known as Deniliquin Road but is more laterly known as Federation Ave, Corowa. This stunning home has 8 rooms, a sweeping veranda with a large noble porch, wide hallways, Italian Marble fireplaces, 13.6ft ceilings and of course its most intriguing feature - it’s turret on top.[1]

1892 - The owner of the land was E.C. Bartlett. [2]

1897 - Dr Shortt bought the land in January 1897. [3]

1897 - Dr Shortt marries Violet Edols of Buraja (Burryjaa) Station in April.

1898 - Dr, W. Shortt is having erected for his occupation a large and substantially built villa, having a frontage to the main Albury and Deniliquin Roads. It consists of eight rooms, four of which are 19 x 19 feet, wide verandah in front and on both sides, a noble porch with a broad flight of steps, and a spacious Hall. Mr. D R. Fowler is the contractor. The villa, when completed, will be an ornament to the broad thoroughfare which it breasts, and will no doubt be the forerunner of many handsome dwellings in the same locality. [4]

1899- Dr W Shortt transfers the property into his wife's name, Violet Shortt. Conveyance 18th April, 1899 [5]

1900 - The son of Dr Shortt and his wife Violet (nee Edols) , William John was most likely born at "Clendon House".

1901- The daughter of Dr Shortt and his wife Violet (nee Edols), Alice Violet was most likely born at "Clendon House".

1920 - William Shortt Jnr marries Florence Marion Lyddieth on 4 Sep 1920.

1920 - Dr W. Shortt is now residing in Drummoyne, Sydney, Australia.

1921 - Dr W. Shortt's grandson Eric Wallace Shortt is born 24th June, Carlyle, Rutherglen, Victoria.

1921 - Dr Shortt's son William Shortt dies 14th October 1921 at Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia.

1922 - Violet Shortt dies 6 August, 1922 in Sydney.

1925 - Conveyance dated 4th March 1925 Trustees of the will of V. Shortt (i) A. E Clark (Augustine Emily Clark) (ii) J.P Leahy (James Patrick Leahy) [6]

1925 - Mortgage dated 3rd April 1925 J.P Leahy to Bank of NSW. [7]

1961 - Discharge of Mortgage 24th May 1961 to executors of J.P. Leahy.[8]

1961 - Probate granted will of J.P. Leahy.

1986 - Probate granted will of Melva Jessie Leahy 3rd June 1986.

1986 - Moore family are owners.

2018 - The Moore family were residing there.


  1. Visit Corowa Region,
  2. Conveyance 9th June 1892, Registered number 242 book 492
  3. Conveyance 16th January, 1897 Registered number 454 book 592
  4. The Corowa Free Press (NSW : 1875 - 1954) Fri 15 Apr 1898 Page 2
  5. Registered number 974 book 640
  6. Registered number, 417 book 1383
  7. Registered number 317 book 1383
  8. Registered number 288 book 2571

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