Monte Cristo Homestead

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Monte Cristo Homestead
Monte Cristo Homestead.jpg
Monte Cristo Homestead in 2009
General information
Architectural styleVictorian
LocationJunee, New South Wales
Coordinates34°52′07″S 147°34′37″E / 34.8687°S 147.577°E / -34.8687; 147.577
Completed1885; 137 years ago (1885)
Technical details
Floor count2

Monte Cristo Homestead is a historic homestead located in the town of Junee, New South Wales, Australia. Constructed by local pioneer Christopher William Crawley in 1885, it is a double-storey late-Victorian-style manor standing on a hill overlooking the town.

The Crawley family remained in residence until 1948. The house then stood empty under the care of several caretakers until 1963, when it was purchased by Reg and Olive Ryan, who restored it to its current[when?] condition. The homestead operates as a museum and antiques showcase, and tourist attraction with curio/souvenir shop, advertising itself as "Australia's most haunted house".[1][2][3][4]

Monte Cristo has been featured in television shows such as A Big Country in 1977, the travel show Getaway in 1992, the paranormal based game/reality show Scream Test in 2000, Ghost Hunters International in January 2010, and My Ghost Story in 2013. It was also the focus of the 2012 mockumentary horror film Muirhouse.[5]


  1. ^ "Monte Cristo Homestead". Monte Cristo Homestead. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ Ver Berkmoes, Ryan; O'Brien, Sally (2004). New South Wales. Lonely Planet. pp. 268–. ISBN 978-1-74059-304-5.
  3. ^ "The haunting of the Monte Cristo Homestead". Australian Geographic. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Monte Cristo Homestead". Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  5. ^ Rahim, Tanzeal, Muirhouse (Drama, Horror, Thriller), Iain P. F. McDonald, Kate Henderson, Steve Lynch, Libby Ashby, Media Collective, retrieved 25 December 2020

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