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"Hope Cottage" at 11 Wright St, Clare SA where Alexander & Harriet lived, now classified as Heritage(No 7167). Built of stone with very thick walls(900mm in one place). There is one stamped-earth floor, bathroom floor is of slate & large bricks, one bedroom has been re-floored with jarrah & the kitchen has been cemented. Ceilings are curved & lined with wood, possibly added later since the early ceilings were often calico or hession. Furnishing are of the Victorian period. Originally three rooms, kitchen & bathroom at back have been added. Original shingle roof is visible under the iron roof. Bought by the 'Baxter' family in 1924 from Miss McKinnon, whose Grandparents had lived there before that. The cottage is still in use.