DetailsOn June 11, 1895 John Seale purchased 4 and a quarter acres of the Field of Mars Common from John Mason and built his home 'Mindaribba' on it. 'Mindaribba' remained in the Seale family until 1934, when it was sold to John Alfred North and John George North, brokers, of Sydney.
The house in design is typical of the late-Victorian city homes of the well-to-do.
A large garden was planted when the house was built in 1896, with a palm, a Macadamian nut, a black bean tree, a Royal oak, a jacaranda, and a row of cypresses. A tennis court was on the western side. A semicircular gravelled driveway wound from the double gates to the front door and continued on to the coachhouse and stables behind. Seale Close was put through the site of its old tennis court.
'Mindaribba' was named after a small railway station just north of Maitland.
The house was recorded by the National Trust in 1979.Date taken1992LocationBeecroftKeywordsBeecroftMalton RoadHousesSeale Family