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PHILLIP Island’s pocket
of paradise is blooming
as a new Woolamai House
community grows, with
lots selling fast and a hive
of building activity under-
way as purchasers turn to
the construction of their
beachside dream home.
With over 50 per cent
of this prestigious land
development now sold,
many homes are under
construction with quality
builders on the job.
With the first residents
in place and others soon
to move in, the Woolamai
House neighbourhood is
really taking shape.
Woolamai House is a
unique offering for buy-
ers positioned only mo -
ments from the beautiful
Cape Woolamai foreshore
while nestled within the
grounds of one of Phillip
Island’s first homesteads.
Featuring an original
in 1867, by famed Mel-
bourne Cup horse trainer,
Captain John Cleeland,
local and metropolitan
buyers are snapping up
the opportunity to be part
of this premium address.
This charming 68-lot
development offers an af-
fordable waterfront life-
style and a rare chance to
be a part of history.
Greg Price, sales agent
for Woolamai House, said
Woolamai House is a one-
of-a-kind luxury project
with foreshore facing lots
that can’t be matched in
their close proximity to
pristine beaches and rea-
“We’re delighted with
the volume of inquiry that
is coming in for Woolamai
House. The project is re-
ally buzzing with interest
from a broad catchment
of buyers across metro-
politan Melbourne and
“People are rediscover-
ing Phillip Island and the
lifestyle on offer here.
“It’s an easy 90 minute
drive from Melbourne
conveniently serviced by
the amenities available
in Cape Woolamai, San
Remo and Cowes.
“Living in Woolamai
House offers an escape ev-
ery day with surf beaches,
wineries, gourmet restau-
rants within easy reach
and the incredible Phillip
“We encourage buyers
to hurry as limited beach-
side lots remain at Wool-
“With a premium selec-
tion of land on offer to suit
holiday makers and per-
manent residents, make
this your next address.”
Lots range from 504 to
930m2 starting from as
little as $229,000.
Sales centre open week-
ends from 1pm-3pm.
For more information,
please contact Greg Price
at Alex Scott on 5952
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Mollie Jeffrey, who turns 99 at the end of March, has lived on her Ventnor
farm since 1943.
Mollie’s going into
her 100th year
WHEN Mollie Jeffrey turns 99 at
the end of March, she’s not planning
on having a big party.
“If I turn 100, maybe then we can
celebrate, ” Mollie says.
“I think I’ll just have a normal day.”
For the past seven decades, a “nor-
mal day” for Mollie has involved
running her sheep and cattle stud,
called Quoin stud, on 1300 acres at
Despite slowing down a little due
to a spinal stenosis and a gallblad-
der operation many years ago, the
nonagenarian can still be found
down the paddock helping her chil-
dren with farm work.
“I feel like I should be in a nursing
home but I love the farm and don’t
like lots of people,” she says.
Mollie has lived on the property,
which fronts on to Ventnor Road,
since 1943 when she married her
now deceased husband Jim, whose
family bought the farm in 1912.
“ Our mothers were great friends
and I came down here when I was
16. We were like a couple of boys to
start with, tearing around the place
on our ponies, ” says Mollie, who
trained as a nurse.
“Jim would get behind my pony
and slap it on the rump and I’d
shoot off. ”
Because of the war they had a
small wedding, most of their hon-
eymoon spent at the Epworth Hos-
pital after Jim suffered a ruptured
“Jim tried to sign up for the war
but they wouldn’t let him go because
there was no one to take over the
farm. We were dairying then and
they needed the milk, and also the
sheep as well. ”
These days her son Robert, daugh-
ter Kaye and grandson Andrew large-
ly run the farm, which covers five
properties and has Border Leicester
and Merino sheep, Hereford cattle,
and a few Charolais bulls.
Mollie has two grandsons and
three great grandsons, with grand-
son Andrew married to Sherrie,
who works at Banfields as a nurse;
the couple have two children at Ne-
Mollie says while the farm has
kept her young, she swears by men-
tal activities such as cross words “to
keep the mind sharp” . S he has no
special diet other than eating her
own farmed lamb – roasted with
“I don’t like giving advice though.
You learn a lot from life and living
but I don’t like to push myself. ”
She says Phillip Island has
changed considerably in the seven
decades she has lived here.
Traffic, Mollie says, has become
so busy on Ventnor Rd they had to
move their stockyard entrance –
once accessed from the road they
had to cut down trees so they could
load livestock from the paddock.
“Not all the change has been for
the better. It’s too commercialised in
my opinion. Everything is for money
now. But that is the way the world is
these days, ” she says.
“Everything is done in a rush. The
world is spinning much faster.
“There’s good points to it though,
a lot of things have improved, such
as health, and even on the farm we
used to use horses but now there’s
quad bikes and all the tractors are
“I still love the island. I wouldn’t
want to live anywhere else even
though it has changed so much. ”
Beachside lots at the new Woolamai House subdivision at Cape Woolamai, not only enjoy a beautiful, safe
and sandy beach, but beautiful and uninterrupted views across the eastern channel to San Remo and the
Woolamai House lots selling fast
Home construction booming
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