Monte Cristo Homestead

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Monte Cristo Homestead

Monte Cristo Homestead is a historic Australian property located in the town of Junee, New South Wales. Constructed by local pioneer Christopher William Crawley in 1885,[1] it is a double-story late-Victorian 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 condition. It operates as a museum, antique store and tourist attraction, advertising itself as "Australia's most haunted house".[2][3]

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 14 January 2010, and My Ghost Story in 2013. It was also the focus of the 2012 mockumentary horror film "Muirhouse".[4]


  1. ^ Monte Cristo website "History of Monte Cristo Homestead" Online reference
  2. ^ "Monte Cristo Homestead". Monte Cristo Homestead. Monte Cristo Homestead NSW, 2663 Australia. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  3. ^ Ryan Ver Berkmoes; Sally O'Brien (2004). New South Wales. Lonely Planet. pp. 268–. ISBN 978-1-74059-304-5.
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