In the 1830’s a Menangle Ghost Tour would have been unheard of. In that decade Menangle House (sometimes referred to as Menangle Park House) was built. It opened as the Horse and Jockey Inn on the 16th April, 1839. The owner George Taber was assigned four convicts in 1837 – Thomas Jones, Thomas Daley, William Buckley and Samuel Wells – and they probably built the house. It is also believed that the cellar down the back was used to house convicts on route from one jail to another. (Parramatta to Berrima).
In the 1870s horse racing was held at Menangle and race goers adjourned to the Horse and Jockey afterwards where brawls were frequent. During World War 1 Mrs Marnie operated Menangle House as tea rooms. And also in that period the Camel Corps had barracks near the racecourse and they frequented the place. During World War 2 the Menangle Park Racecourse became a training ground for men of the 45th Battalion and later an air force base. Menangle House would have had many colourful characters in those days.
There are reports of seven babies buried on the grounds. And psychics believe a person committed suicide in the dwelling. Photographs of people long since departed adorn the walls. And each one tells a story – if only we knew what it was. Psychics specialising in psychometrey would possibly enjoy this Menangle Ghost Tour.
Menangle Ghost Tour with a Psychic Medium
The building has been restored and much of the original charm remains. There are upstairs and downstairs rooms to the right and left of the staircase. Menangle House even smells and feels old with many creaking and groaning floorboards. The attic and cellar are a tad eery and Psychic Medium Tracey-Lee will not venture into these spaces – but eagerly sends her visitors to explore!
Tracey originally held a psychic event in a marquee on the grounds. The sell-out crowd demanded a Menangle Ghost Tour and soon she was running them – and the media have been supporting her ever since.
The doll in one of the upstairs bedrooms is not a favourite of many people. To me it was a doll. To others it is evil. But perfect for a Menangle Ghost Tour.
If you book Tracey’s tour you’ll get a meal at the Horse and Jockey Inn (alongside Menangle House). Then a tour and a reading afterwards.
The whole area of Macarthur including Picton, Campbelltown and Camden is associated with ghosts. And Picton being named the most haunted town in Australia. Just down the road the Picton Tunnel has become famous with the ghost of Emily Bollard.
As more people visit Menangle House the stories will grow. Menangle is also home to the Rotolactor (1952-1983) and musicians “The Rubens”. Today the Horse and Hockey Inn operates alongside Menangle House (As of 2017 the tours have stopped – but the building remains.)
From my point of view (Psychic Reporter) I felt sad going through Menangle House. I sensed the convicts may have been treated poorly – perhaps their spirits are trapped, I don’t know. The Menangle Ghost Tour is worth the experience.