Its a big family home for at least 7 people. It has 2 living rooms 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. All in 1 level. No stairs. In 2010 it was extensively renovated with new kitchen and bathrooms and air conditioning/heating in bedrooms. Around the house is a lovely garden. It is one of the three McNamara houses in the town; built and still owned by this pioneer family on what used to be their cow paddock. The house has a very positive energy and the family love sharing it with good people.
Tatura is a small town with 3,500 people. It has a traditional main street with grocery shops, bakeries, butchers, pharmacy, video store, hairdressers, tailor, post office, newsagent, 3 primary schools, churches, pubs and restaurants.
It has a beautiful golf course with a restaurant where you can order delicious meals after a great game of golf or lawn bowls. The people are very friendly.
The closest city is Shepparton with an enormous variety of shops, cinema’s and a performing art centre, a big swimming pool and fitness centre.
Tatura is situated in the heart of the Goulburn Valley Irrigation area and it is home to the Unilever Rosella factory, Tatura Milk Products, Agriculture Exhibition Centre, Race Course for Thoroughbred Horses.
Tatura has a library with internet, swimming pool, lawn tennis and bowling club. For a real Australian experience it has also an Australian Football Club (the Mighty Bulldogs) and its sister Netball Club. For the international sports fan it has Cricket and Soccer. For water sports such as Sailing and Skiing the nearby Warranga Basin has excellent camp grounds and boat ramps. Also great fishing there and in the irrigation chanels.
Around Tatura there are Wineries to visit and Gold Fields to explore, all within half an hour drive.
It is around 160 km from Melbourne (a 2 hour drive). You can travel by train bus or car.
It is 3 hours from the snowy mountains, if you would like to go skiing in wintertime (June-September).
We work internationally in aid work. Petra has her own foundation (in the Netherlands) which is building pre schools on the island of Sumba (Indonesia). Luke has worked in America, Mexico, Australia, Kiribati, Malaysia, East Timor. At the moment we are working in the Solomon Islands on Government Infrastructure.
Our son Antony was born on Australia day 2011. He will turn 2 on the 26th of January 2013.