In August 2017, we received a call from Jo Clews, owner of Melangata Station Stay asking for assistance with the 100 Year Celebrations that were going to be held in to commemorate the building of the homestead in 1917. Situated in the Yalgoo region, 600kms from Perth, Melangata is known as the only privately owned residential home designed by Monsignor John Cyril Hawes (1876-1956) Hawes is known as the Architect Priest who designed the Geraldton Cathedral and over 20 other churches in Western Australia.
Melangata was one of the locations that used in the filming of The Decadent and Depraved and Jo felt confident that we knew enough about the home, the history and location to lend a hand. Saltseum had already sourced some items used in filming which remained with Jo after the film crew had left.
Working in close contact with Jo, we gathered enough furniture, artworks and objects to fill a trailer and a delivery van. Saltseum then delivered the works and assisted Jo in setting up the rooms for the Centenerary Celebration Weekend.
Payment for this service was decided by establishing a daily rate fee, and mileage costs for the transport. Jo Clews and Melangata are now lifelong clients of Saltseum, who will continue to source items for this important historical building in the West Australian outback.
Melangata is working farm that runs Damara sheep and a Station Stay with a full range of accommodation options with Homestead Tours and Cooking Classes. These include Camping, 4WD, Caravan, Homestead Stay with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and an indulgent fully catered remote bush camp Glamping Experience.
Further information can be found on the Melangata Station Stay Facebook page and by contacting Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9963 7777