Connect Contact Us. Legal Terms and Conditions. Her home was always open to friends and she became legendary for her cocktail parties. There are many mementoes to racing history with Lee horses making their mark for nearly 50 years, winning national titles including the Melbourne Cup and breeding some of the finest thoroughbreds in the industry.
After living in Sydney for many years, Ida returned to Bathurst in 1931 and purchased the house at 321 Russell Street for herself and her mother. Ida Traill was a descendant of early settlers in the region.
It reflects a long line of social, economical and genealogical associations with the Sharpe, Kite and Lee families and their descendants, stretching to Miss Traill, who had the foresight to preserve this tangible memorial to her family. Last tour 3pm. Sunday, Saturday 12: Always a good dresser, Ida also had a few unconventional passions for her time: She lived at 321 Russell Street for over 50 years until her death in 1976.
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Thanks to her inherent good taste, the house has a subtle, feminine character, elegant furnishings and a most enchanting, private garden. The artwork, in particular, reflects a spectrum of equestrian and racing memories.
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Together with her tasteful furniture, intriguing horseracing memorabilia, paintings and ceramics, they are linked to the house and the early history of Bathurst.