CLIQUE Mag’s Spring fashion editorial was shot at the incredible Martindale Hall, located two hours north of Adelaide at Mintaro, in the picturesque Clare Valley region. We fell in love with this incredible hall and the history behind it.
The Hall was built in 1879 for Edmund Bowman Jr, costing a whopping £30,000. The façade is built of sandstone in the typical Georgian style with Italianate influence. The interior bursts dark wooden floors, pink velvet, textured detailing and fully furnished rooms. The pristine condition of the home is very distinguished, giving credit to those who have maintained the integrity of the building over the last 100 years. Some even might recall seeing this landmark in the 1975 Peter Weir film, Picnic
At Hanging Rock. Today, the hall has been transformed into a living museum, so guests can experience the manor first-hand.
Bowman obtained 11,000 acres around Mintaro, naming the property Martindale Station, where he established a prosperous Merino sheep stud. He employed a London architect to design a home similar to the English manor houses he had fallen in love with while studying abroad at Cambridge. Edmund brought out 50 craftsmen from London and ten carpenters from Victoria. The house was completed in 23 months.
Model: Adele McKeen, Pride Models
Photographer: James Hartley
Art Director: Kirby Manning
Stylist: Cimon Vozzo
Stylist Assistant: Lauren George
Hair & Make-up: Millie Herd