Quince Farm Imports is owned and operated by Jon Lock and Doug Gellatly from their Clunes property in central Victoria, Australia. The seventeen acre small farm boasts plenty of open space with fabulous views in most directions. As well as their Miner’s Cottage residence, there is a house garden, an orchard, a vegetable garden, emus and chooks. There is also an ongoing program of tree planting.
With a collective experience of over fifty years of annually—or more frequently—visiting Bali and greater Indonesia Jon and Doug have often seen quality items that are not readily found in Australia. They have now taken up the challenge of providing these well crafted pieces into Australia for discerning clients.
Over their years of visiting Indonesia, Jon and Doug have established some very good contacts, and they have now put together an eclectic and wide range of furniture, home-ware, gift-ware and garden objects.
With their earlier years in the hospitality industry (Fancy Pantry in Armadale and Quince Farm Café in Talbot) behind them, their first consignments started arriving in 2009. Their most recent sourcing trip to Indonesia was in July 2011, and more stock is continually brought to the shop.
Most items are available directly from our retail outlet, 2 Service Street, Clunes. We are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and most public holidays. Larger items can be viewed at out property by appointment
Please Note: Quince Farm Imports is no longer wholesaling.
A novel by Douglas Gellatly
has been released as an eBook, which is readable on
any eReader or on any computer.
When Max walked into Richard's life in
Wyperfield National Park one day,
Richard was caught in an embarrassing situation...
he was swimming alone and naked
in remote Lake Brambruck,
which only has an inflow of water about every 50 years.
Having met under such circumstances, their initial friendship
soon becomes something much more.
As their relationship develops the couple share adventures,
trials, and intimacy in
their conservative rural surrounds,
the Wimmera district in the mid-1970s.
Their frolicking Australian lifestyle takes them through
times of fun,
danger, homophobia, homophilia,
and concern and compassion for others.
The bond between the two men strengthens
as the story moves towards its emotional ending.
"Lake Brambruck" has been published through
Smashwords at www.smashwords.com.
If you do not own an eReader, don't worry, as your computer
can still give you the opportunity to step into
the digital world of e-reading.
First of all, on your computer, go to
and download Adobe Digital Editions.
You can also do a Google search for Adobe Digital Editions
to find it.
The program is free, reliable and will become your
eLibrary "shelves" as books are added.
To then download "Lake Brambruck",
go to www.smashwords.com and search for
Lake Brambruck or Douglas Gellatly.
It is also available through most
ebook retailers including Apple iBooks.
About the author:
Douglas Gellatly was brought up on a farm in the
Wimmera district of Victoria, Australia.
Over the years since then he has experienced life as a farmer,
medical research institute field station manager,
funeral director, travel consultant and cafe proprietor.
He now lives on a small property at Clunes
in central Victoria with his partner, Jon,
where they grow the fruit and vegetables for their small food preserving business.
They also operate "Quince Farm Imports".
"Lake Brambruck" is Douglas Gellatly's first novel.
Is the second novel written by Douglas Gellatly.
It has been published as an eBook and
is likewise available through most major
When George McPherson, and old and gentlemanly
Adelaide business man, left a will with very specific
instructions, he would neither have guessed nor
intended the indirect changes that would happen,
as the result of that will,
to the lives of at least five others,
five people whom he never knew.
The changes begin when Richard McPherson
and Max Clark find themselves becoming funeral directors
in the Victorian rural city of Horsham.
Then, following a tragedy, the same couple become
'parents' to Max's poverty stricken nephew, Rory,
who harbours a high academic goal for himself.
While finishing his secondary education at Horsham
High School, Rory boards with Richard and Max's
motherly friend, Ivy Pasco, and that changes her life.
Then, at school, Rory gains a buddy,
an Aboriginal boy named Danny Adkin.
Shared experiences, good and bad, bring the boys
closer together as they aim for their
But, can Rory achieve his goal?
is also available through
www.smashwords.com and most ebook
retailers including Apple iBooks.