Steam to Surf - City of Greater Geelong

Steam to Surf - City of Greater Geelong

NATiONAl TrusT HeriTAge FesTivAl 2011

Steam to Surf

8 April TO 8 MAy

Psyche Bend



Open Times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays,

1 pm to 4 pm

Sundays, 9.30 am to 12 noon.

Every moment an amazing story

supported by the Australian

government as part of protecting

and celebrating our heritage

places and stories.

Psyche Pumps Road (Off Cureton

Avenue, between 11th and 14th

Streets, Mildura, Vic. Aprox 8k from

Mildura CBD.)

ICOMOS international Day of

Monuments and sites

Monday 18 April

Celebrating the Heritage

of Water

WelCOMe frOM the CeO

2011 marks the rebirth of the National Trust heritage festival in victoria and has

been made possible by funding provided by the Commonwealth government.

it is ironic given the terrible floods in Queensland and the severe flooding in central

and western victoria that the theme of our Heritage Festival – From Steam to Surf

- is based around a global celebration of the heritage of water. The international

Council of Monuments and sites (iCOMOs) nominate a theme each year for

celebration on 18 April and chose water for 2011. We are thrilled to work closely

with Australia iCOMOs in promoting a celebration of our cultural heritage in


From Steam to Surf recognises the importance of steam power in the nineteenth

century, and the tangible and intangible significance of surfing in post-war victoria.

From Steam to Surf succinctly link the past to the present. ‘steam’ is symbolic of

engineering and railways, and ‘surf’ represents the tangible and intangible culture

of surfing in Australia. 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bells Beach Classic

surfing competition at Torquay, and the international significance of Bells Beach

was recognised by the National Trust when it classified Bells Beach more than ten

years ago. The Surf World Museum at Torquay has a special exhibition to chart the

world’s longest running surfing contest.

On 8 April there will be a formal launch of the Festival at Maryborough by the

Central Goldfields Shire. The same day we are pleased to present in partnership

with National Carpentry Day a community breakfast BBQ at our reopened historic

farm property gulf station at yarra glen. The festival builds on our highly successful

Geelong & region festival of 2010 and incorporates the rushworth easter heritage

festival and City of Ballarat heritage festival, We conclude with the Blues train -

a unique experience that combines live music and the beautiful scenery of the

Bellarine peninsula from a steam train - a mini-festival in one night!

More events are likely to be added to the program so please check our website for the latest news. i would particularly like to acknowledge

our partners in local government – the City of greater geelong, the City of Ballarat

and the Central goldfields shire for their work in bringing this event together.

Martin Purslow


National trust of australia (VIC)

This project is supported by City

of greater geelong, through

its Community Festival grants


DISClaIMer: some events will be subject to

weather conditions. The possibility of an event

listed in the program not taking place for some

reason is beyond our control.


Welcome from the CeO ..............................3

MelBOurNe ..........................................6

Alma Doepel restoration

project Open Day .....................................6

Transforming the yarra .................................6

Historic parks and gardens

of Melbourne’s inner West ........................6

significant Tree – Heritage walk around

the Domain gardens ................................7

shannon’s American Motor show..............7

lanes and Arcades Tour ..............................7

racecourse of Dreams ...............................7

puffing Billy railway Heritage Train .............8

yan yean reservoir

and Wallaby Creek catchment ..............8

Tours of MCg and visit the

National sports Museum ..........................8

Melbourne Town Hall Tours ..........................9

polly Woodside .............................................9

Machines in Action Day

at scienceworks .......................................9

Queens park and Beyond ...........................9

gulf station National Carpenters Day .......9

B-24 liberator open day ............................10

engineering in the world of

Disasters and emergencies.....................10

Como Historic House And garden

Mannequin exhibition..............................10

Heritage Travel Talks – The Hebrides ........10

labassa Open Day ....................................10

Adelphi players Theatre Company

present ‘The Night of the Dingdong

by ralph peterson’ ..................................10

la trobe’s Cottage ...................................11

‘Welcome to our House’ – Managing

the Historic House Museum ....................11

portable iron Houses ..................................11

Full Moon Walking Tours

Melbourne Cemetery .............................11

rippon lea estate ......................................11

Deep Water exhibition and Floor Talk ......11

MOrNINGtON .....................................12

The Best of the

Mornington peninsula .............................12

easter Family Fun Festival

at Churchill island Heritage Farm .........12

Art Chat = survey Artists’ Talk

McClelland gallery

+ sculpture park .....................................12

An Afternoon at Historic Coolart ..............12

The “peninsula boys” and their buildings:

Chancellor and patrick With exhibition

curator Winsome Callister .......................13

Tour of south Channel Fort

in port phillip .............................................13

Open Day at endeavour

Fern gully ..................................................13

Balcombe estuary Walk .............................13

Bay to Back Beach Walk ...........................14

A Day on French island .............................14

Mid-week Festival Opening ......................14

GeelONG aND reGION .....................15

introducing the geelong and region

Heritage Festival 2011 program ............15

geelong events Timetable ........................16

Barwon and the Bay

Water Heritage Bus Tour ..........................17

Queenscliff Heritage Walk ........................17

Heritage Water Works

Walk Anakie gorge ................................17

Free Circuit Bus Timetable .......................18

Circuit Bus ....................................................19

guided walks through the geelong

Botanic gardens ....................................19

Barwon grange ........................................19

portarlington Mill .........................................19

Ford Discovery Centre ...............................20

Old geelong gaol .....................................20

National Wool Museum

Of love and War ....................................20

Femme Fatale .........................................20

geelong gallery ........................................21

sidney Nolan – The gallipoli series .........21

steamrail victoria .......................................21

Birregurra railway station ........................21


Maritime Museum ....................................21

Bay steamers – bringing visitors

“Down the Bay to Take the Waters

at Queenscliff” .........................................21

royal geelong yacht Club .......................22

sail on schooner Enterprize ......................22

surf World Museum ....................................22

Osborne House precinct ...........................23

Osborne park Association inc. ...............23

geelong society of Model and

experimental engineers ...........................23

Corio Bay Camera Club .........................23

geelong & District sub-branch, National

servicemen’s Association of Australia ..23

British Farm equipment Ferguson

restoration Association inc. ...................23

geelong Naval and Maritime Museum 23

Heritage Festival eXpO ..............................24

Historic Mosaic Mural ..............................24

geelong Heritage Centre .........................24

Free genealogy seminar – “Time is like

water – don’t let it slip through your

hands.” .....................................................24

Historic Bottle Display ..............................24

Music in the park ........................................24

geelong peace Memorial ........................24

The Boatman

Historical re-enactment ........................25

The Heights Historic House and garden

exhibition of 1930s Fashion ......................25

Barwon park ................................................25

History Comes Alive .................................25

Bellarine Historical society .........................26

All saints’ Anglican Church .......................26

geelong Cement

retirees Museum .....................................26

The Blues Train

– Official Festival Closing event

vent.............. ..............26

GOlDfIelDS (CeNtral GOlDfIelDS,,

Ballarat, CaStleMaINe, Mt alexaNDer,

ruShWOrth) ............................................32

Ballarat Heritage Weekend .....................32

steam Train rides ......................................32

Ballarat Town Hall ....................................32

Mechanics institute .................................32

Ballarat Trades Hall ..................................32

Old Colonists’ Club ..................................33

Horse and Carriage rides ........................33

vintage bus rides .....................................33

vintage tram and horse

drawn tram rides .....................................33

lake goldsmith steam rally .....................33

96 th steam & vintage Machinery rally

Theme: shearing – sheep – shearing –

Machines – Accessories ..........................33

Taste of gold ...............................................34

Heritage Homes .........................................35

Belleville ....................................................35

Chesterfield House ..................................35

Woodhatch’s ...........................................35

Worsley cottage ......................................35

information, tickets

and bookings ...........................................36

Heritage gardens ......................................36

Hazelman’s former Talbot police station,

lock-up and stables .................................36

Norwood ...................................................36

Cabaret & Dinner ......................................36

it’s a Wonderful life (C’est si Bon!) .......36


Former Talbot police station, lockup and

stables .......................................................37

Historic Talbot guided Walk ...................37

Talbot Museum .......................................37

‘shops in Historic Buildings’

self guided Tour .......................................37

Talbot engine restorers Display ..............38

Talbot Farmers Market ............................38

CarISBrOOk .......................................................38

guided Carisbrook Heritage Walk.........38

Jaara Aboriginal Walk .............................38

guided Carisbrook Cemetary Walk ......38

Carisbrook log gaol ...............................38

‘Not Just a Name’ Display ......................38

MaryBOrOuGh ..................................................39

Official National Trust Heritage Festival

launch at grand Duke Mine, Timor ......39

visit Historic Worsley Cottage .................39

Family History Online genealogical

search Classes .........................................39

Ancient Music by Old Men, Music &

Theatrical entertanment Concert .........39

goldfields image Makers

photographic Display..............................39

Historic site Tour with rob Brouwers ......39

Market Affair ...........................................40

rock ‘n roll Dance in

Maryborough Town Hall ..........................40

DuNOlly ..............................................................40

Historic Dunolly Courthouse

self guided Tour .......................................40

Dunolly Town Hall self guided Tour .......40

Famous Trial re-enactment at Dunolly

Courthouse ...............................................40

Cobb and Co rides ................................40

Organ recital – Historic Fincham

Organ -st John’s Anglican Church........40

BealIBa ...............................................................41

Cobb & Co Coach rides .......................41

Bealiba Heritage Walks ...........................41

Historical exhibition

– Bealiba Town Hall ..................................41

Family Fun Fishing at the

Historic Bealiba reservoir ........................41

Bealiba Bush Dance & Concert............41

Morning Tea in the former

Castlemaine Court House ......................42


goldfields railway ...................................42

Main Coliban

Channel Bus Trip ......................................42

NOrtherN VICtOrIa .........................43

rushworth easter

Heritage Festival ......................................43

risstrom Fowler

steam Traction engine ............................43

The 3rd Moora Working

Draught Horse Muster .............................43

44th Annual Wheatlands Warracknabeal

vintage Machinery rally ........................44

Wangaratta swap Meet

and Collectables Market .......................44

psyche Bend irrigation pumps .................44

guided walk through

Bontharambo Wetlands .........................45

Wander the Wanderers plain ....................45

griffiths Family Collection of Historic

Bendigo pottery .......................................45

Murtoa stick shed ......................................45

WeSterN VICtOrIa .............................46

volunteer Crew invited

port Fairy lifeboat ....................................46

stawell gift Hall of Fame ...........................46

Koroit irish Festival .......................................46

eaSterN VICtOrIa ..............................47

Bairnsdale rowing Club

photographic exhibition ..........................47

Wanderers Plain, 20km west of Kerang


Bontharambo Wetlands

Dockers plains

(about 8km north of


Schooner Enterprize,

stony pier, geelong

Belleville, Dunolly

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truSt BraNCh.


alMa DOePel reStOratION

PrOjeCt OPeN Day

shed 2 North Wharf road, victoria

Harbour vic 3008

WheN: Sunday 1 May

tIMe: 10am – 4pm

visit the Alma Doepel restoration

project and learn about this 107 year old

heritage schooners life at sea. Tour the

workshop; see craftsmen painstakingly

restoring her to her former glory as a sail

training ship for victoria’s youth. While

there also visit the Docklands Ocean

education Centre. Free parking on site.

Free parking at Alma Doepel restoration

project site.

The restoration is being supported by a

National Trust Appeal.


traNSfOrMING the yarra

Download the free Transforming the Yarra

iPhone application from the apple itunes

store. Visit


Transforming the Yarra is a multimedia

walking tour celebrating the

development of Melbourne’s yarra river

precinct since the 1980s from a post

industrial wasteland to the centre of

Melbourne’s public life.

in the early 1980’s, Cain government’s

planning and environment Minister,

professor, The Honourable evan Walker

AO and his departmental secretary

professor David yencken AO had

a bold vision to restore the river as

Melbourne’s central focus. Their plan

saw the development of the south Bank

and set out the strategy for landscaped

promenades lined by public buildings,

restaurants and open spaces filled

with art.

The Drew Walk, one of the many

attractive walks in the Footscray Park, as

it slopes down to the Maribyrnong River.

hIStOrIC ParkS aND

GarDeNS Of MelBOurNe’S

INNer WeSt

Williamstown Botanic gardens, cnr

Osborne and giffard streets Williamstown

in the morning. Footscray park, cnr Mills

Close and Ballarat road Footscray in the


WheN: Sunday 1 May

tIMe: Williamstown 10.30am – 12.30 am

Footscray 2pm – 4pm

The morning part of the event will be

a tour of the 160 year old victoria

era Williamstown Botanic gardens

conducted by its Curator shelley Wood.

in the afternoon there will be a tour of the

100 year old edwardian Footscray park

led by heritage guide, Meyer edelson.

SIGNIfICaNt tree

– herItaGe Walk arOuND

the DOMaIN GarDeNS

WheN: 9 april

tIMe: 1pm – 3pm

A walk around Melbourne’s Domain

gardens to locate and look at

significant Trees on the Trust’s significant

Tree register. CONTACT

Andrew Blackman 0417 613 414



Flemington racecourse Nursery Car park.

epson road, Flemington

WheN: Sunday 10 april

tIMe: 10am – 3pm

The largest and most comprehensive

display of veteran, vintage, classic and

modified vehicles originating from North

America. From the Ford Model T, the

first mass produced vehicle to the latest

Mustangs. including ramblers, Nashs,

studebakers, Hudsons, Willys all motoring

legends from the past. Display includes

commercial vehicles and motorcycles.

Children’s entertainment, refreshments

and trade stands.

laNeS aND arCaDeS tOur

The tour starts outside the Time Out Café

in Federation Square and finishes at

Caboose Restaurant in Melbourne City

Square, corner of Swanston & Collins St.

WheN: tour operates Monday – Saturday

through dates of festival

tIMe: 10am – 2pm

COSt: lanes & Arcades Tour with

morning tea & restaurant lunch

$115pp (10am – 2pm)

lanes & Arcades Tour with

morning tea only $95pp

(10am – 1pm)

BOOkINGS: To make a direct booking

& payment please contact our office

number 03 9663 3358 or email us at

Join in this indulgent walk through

Melbourne’s beautiful backstreets and

arcades and get orientated in the life

of this creative and culturally diverse

community. Discover local designers,

specialty retailers, cafes, street art and

architecture, that many locals miss.

includes: goodie bag, morning tea and

restaurant lunch with glass of wine.

raCeCOurSe Of DreaMS

Tours depart from Flemington Heritage


WheN: Wednesday 13 april

tIMe: 10am and 2.30pm

BOOkINGS WelCOMe: 1300 727 575.

Free parking is available.

Flemington can be accessed via public

transport. Catch the no. 57 tram from the

corner of elizabeth street and Flinders

street to Flemington racecourse (stop

number 30).

experience the heritage, heroes and

events that have made the Melbourne

Cup the ‘race that stops a nation’,

Flemington racecourse was placed on

the Australian National Heritage list

in 2006.

The Flemington Heritage Centre includes

state of the art multimedia experiences

and priceless artefacts from the vrC

archives. you then explore various

historical spots around the racecourse, as

well as behind the scenes in the jockey

and steward’s room and mounting yard.

patrons can also sit down for a morning

tea, coffee or light lunch in the

elegant vinery Café located inside the

Flemington Heritage Centre.


A limited supply

of the Trust’s 1990s

booklet Explore


Wetlands is still

available free to

Trust members.

Ph 03 9656 9800 to

request a copy.


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PuffING BIlly raIlWay

herItaGe traIN

puffing Billy’s Belgrave station

(Melways 75 g9)

WHeN: saturday 9th & sunday 10th April

puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam

train and one of the finest preserved

steam railways in the world. This centuryold

steam train continues to run on its

original mountain track from Belgrave

to gembrook in the magnificent

Dandenong ranges located 40kms east

of Melbourne. puffing Billy railway is now

a major tourist attraction and operates

every day except Christmas Day, thanks

to the tireless efforts of more than 600

dedicated volunteers.

event: puffing Billy railway will run special

Heritage Trains on the weekend of 9-10

April. Trains will run from Belgrave to

gembrook return both days. Trips will

include photo stops on the route. The

trains will depart Belgrave around 9.30am

and return there at 4.00pm. places are

limited so book early! Bookings will be

opened shortly and will only be

available online.

Ph:(03 9757 0700


yaN yeaN reSerVOIr aND

WallaBy Creek CatChMeNt

WheN: Week 1– Sunday 10 april

yan yean reservoir

Week 2 –Sunday 17 april

Wallaby Creek

tIMeS: To be advertised closer to

date. please check the City of

Whittlesea’s website for details.

COSt: $10.00

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal. places limited.

Book online at

and follow links to the events page or call

9217 2377.

The City of Whittlesea’s Cultural Heritage

program and Melbourne Water will be

presenting the built and natural wonders

of Melbourne’s first water supply system.

Completed in 1857, the yan yean reserve

remains one of the oldest functioning

water systems in Australia. Come and

learn about the present and future

challenges in the heritage management

of this colonial water supply. The tour

will be conducted over two weekends

commencing at yan yean reservoir and

concluding with a visit at the closed

catchment of Wallaby Creek along the

great Dividing range.

Afternoon Tea provided.

tOurS Of MCG aND VISIt the

NatIONal SPOrtS MuSeuM

Melbourne Cricket ground

gate 3, MCg, yarra park, Jolimont

WheN: MCG tours are offered daily for the

whole period of the festival. Special sport

and war tours will also be available in late


tIMe: First tour departs at 10am.

last tour departs at 3pm.

Tours leave every 30 minutes.

Tour times vary on game days, please

check website:

since its inception in 1838, the

Melbourne Cricket Club has regarded

the preservation and display of its rich

heritage collection as paramount.

Today it proudly shows this via MCg tours

and visits to the magnificent National

sports Museum.

The MCg

MelBOurNe tOWN

hall tOurS

WheN: 13 april

tIMe: tour 1: 11am – 12pm,

tour 2: 12pm – 1pm,

tour 3: 1pm – 2pm,

tour 4: 2pm – 3pm

BOOkING PreferreD as numbers

are limited. Completed in 1870, the

Melbourne Town Hall has a fascinating

history as the heart of the city’s cultural

and civic life. learn about the impressive

19th century building.

For more information call 9658 9658 or



WheN: first Sunday of every month

tIMe: Daily 9.30am – 5pm

Closed: good Friday and

Christmas Day

The newly refurbished and reopened

polly Woodside provides an exciting

interactive experience.

The all new hands-on gallery and

immersive film provides insight into life on

board a tall ship.


aCtION Day


2 Booker street, spotswood

WheN: Sunday 10 april

tIMe: 10 am – 4:30 pm

COSt: included with scienceworks entry

– Adults $8, concessions and

children free.

Take a ride on a model steam train and

check out historic vehicles in action as

they parade around the arena. Heritage

engines on display include the Cowley

steam roller, Cowley steam Traction

engine, and Chamberlain Tractor.


QueeNS Park aND BeyOND

WheN: Sunday 10 april

tIMe: l0am

COSt: $25 Members, $30 Non Members


03 8663 7260 during office hours.

Discover the heritage of Moonee ponds

and essendon on an entertaining walk

through Queens park into the heart of

essendon. Admire historic streetscapes

offering a fine selection of buildings from

colonial and edwardian times. A cup of

coffee at the conclusion of the walk

is included.

Gulf StatION NatIONal

CarPeNterS Day

1029 Melba Highway, yarra glen, victoria

(Melways 267 C11)

WheN: friday 8 april

gulf station is a remarkable 150 year

old survivor whose vulnerability was

demonstrated once again during the

2009 bushfires, which came within 200m

of the buildings, and was only saved

by the prompt actions of locals and


A large number of the buildings are of

timber slab construction. in 2010 gulf

station underwent an extensive program

of essential conservation works funded

by Heritage Council victoria and the

Commonwealth government.

A recent addition is a prefabricated

timber house that is believed to date

to the 1870s. The building will be gulf

station’s dedicated visitor centre

with ticketing office. Heritage victoria

contacted the Trust in 2007 seeking a

new home for the building which was

then located in Croydon and threatened

by redevelopment.

Also on display on National Carpenters

Day will be the Caine Tool Collection.

This extensive collection of historic

quality carpentry tools was left to the

National Trust in 1968 by Thomas Caine, a

tradesman and collector. This collection is

managed by the Caine Tool Committee,

members of the Hand Tool preservation

Association of Australia.

National Carpentry Day at gulf station

will commence at 7am with a BBQ for

local tradies, the community and

school children.


CONtaCt 03 9656 9800 for further



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B-24 lIBeratOr OPeN Day

Corner princes Highway & Farm rd


WheN: Sunday 1 May

tIMe: 10.30 am – 11.30 am

visitors will be given a brief history of

the project: the restoration of a WW2

bomber, the B-24 liberator. There will

be a guided tour of the restoration &

visitors will be able to meet & talk to the

restorers. The restored engine, a pratt &

Whitney 1830 will be run. Morning tea will

be served.

CONTACT Judith gilbert 03 9743 9734

eNGINeerING IN the

WOrlD Of DISaSterS aND


21 Bedford street, North Melbourne

WheN: tuesday, 12 april

tIMe: 2pm – 4pm

The senior engineers group of

engineering victoria has a presentation

by Alan Mclean, CeO of redr Australia,

entitled ‘engineering in the world of

disasters and emergencies’ to be held

in the John Connell Auditoreum at

engineers Australia’s engineering House.




Cnr Williams Ad & lechlade Ave,

south yarra

WheN: friday 18 March – Sunday 19 june

A beautiful retrospective exhibition

depicting fashion modeling in the 1950s

and 1960s. The exhibition will create an

immersive visitor experience where Como

will be transformed into a photographer‘s

studio, a catwalk and magazine.

CONTACT 03 9827 2500 for admission

prices and further information.

herItaGe traVel talkS

– the heBrIDeS

WheN: Monday 11 april

tIMe: 9:45am

COSt: $20 Members $25 Non Members


CONTACT 03 8663 7260 during

office hours.

The Hebrides form a widespread and

diverse archipelago off the west coast of

scotland. This stunningly beautiful group

of islands has a long and fascinating

history of human occupation dating back

to t he Mesolithic era, and the culture

of the islanders has been influenced by

successive waves of Celtic, Norse and

englishspeaking peoples. A delicious

morning tea is included.

laBaSSa OPeN Day

2 Manor grove, North Caulfield

(Melways 58 H11)

WheN: Sunday april 17

tIMe: 10:30am – 4:30pm

COSt: Adult $8, Child $5.50, Concession

$5.50, Family $20, NT Members


BOOkINGS: No bookings required.

internal tours of the opulent interiors

(11am and 2:45pm) as well as an external

tour of architectural features (1 pm).

self guided tours are also available.

CONTACT 03 9527 6295 or 03 9509 6596

for further information.

aDelPhI PlayerS theatre


‘the NIGht Of the DINGDONG

by ralph Peterson’

WheN: tuesday 5 april, thursday 7 april,

friday 8 april, Saturday 9 april,

Sunday 10 april

tIMe: Tuesday. Thursday and Friday 8pm,

saturday 2pm and 8pm,

sunday 2pm.

COSt: Adult $15, Concession $12.

Member $12.


Contact Barbara 03 9690 1593.

The household of Colonel Beachamp,

Commander of the volunteer rifles

is flown into a flurry at the rumours of

invasion by a russian gun-boat. An

Australian period comedy set in Adelaide

in 1870 performed in the opulent 19C

mansion, labassa.

la trOBe’S COttaGe

‘WelCOMe tO Our hOuSe’ – MaNaGING

the hIStOrIC hOuSe MuSeuM

Cnr Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks

Drive, Melbourne

WheN: Wednesday 27 april

tIMe: 7pm for 7.30pm

COSt: $7 (Friends of la Trobe’s Cottage

members/ la Trobe society

members free.)

general meeting of the Friends of

la Trobe’s Cottage with guest speaker

Dr linda young, Course Director, Cultural

Heritage & Museum studies, Deakin

university. The event will be held at

Domain House, next door to la Trobe’s

Cottage. refreshments will be served.

A warm welcome is extended to all Trust

members and their friends.

CONTACT John Drury 03 9646 2112.

POrtaBle IrON hOuSeS

399 Coventry street. south Melbourne

(Mel ref: 2J K2) Open House

WheN: first Sunday of each month

Delve into history and visit three

prefabricated cottages on site

constructed of iron and wood; imported

from Britain during the gold rush years.

A video gives an interesting insight into

the importation of the portable buildings

and there are interpretative panels to

assist visitors.

CONTACT 03 9699 2112 or 03 9645 7517

for further information.

full MOON WalkING tOurS

MelBOurNe CeMetery

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: several tours start at 6:20pm with

the last commencing at 8:50pm

COSt: Adult $24, Member Adult $22,

Concession $22,

Member Child $15


Contact 03 9656 9800

Take part in the ever popular guided

tour filled with stories of the many famous

identities laid to rest in the intriguing

Melbourne general Cemetery. Bring your

own torch.

rIPPON lea eState

WheN: Sunday 1 May

COSt: Combined House & garden entry

applies Adults $12, Concession

$9, Child $6.50 or Family $30

tIMe: Garden tour

1.30am – 12.30pm

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Open house:

12.30pm - 1.15pm

2.30pm – 3.30pm

in the nineteenth century the rippon

lea gardens were considered by many

the finest in the colony. The property was

remarkably ‘green’, including an efficient

water harvesting and drainage system,

a stable waste and sewage treatment

capacity and treated effluent that was

pumped onto the gardens as fertiliser.

led by our rippon lea gardeners, this is

a rare opportunity to experience a tour

of the 120 year old irrigation & drainage

system. There will be also open houses

sessions for visitors who would like to

explore the Mansion.

CONTACT :Nicole Nolan 9519 9005

or 0420 969387

DeeP Water exhIBItION aND

flOOr talk

National gallery of victoria,

180 st Kilda rd Melbourne

WheN: 2 april – 11 September

tIMe: 10am – 5pm

Water is a ubiquitous and mutable

substance. it is the fundamental element

that enables and sustains all life on earth,

but possess’ a deadly and destructive

power. since the nineteenth century,

water and its environs have presented

an endlessly fascinating subject for

photographers. This exhibition, drawn

from the collection of the National

gallery of victoria, will be in two sections,

freshwater and saltwater, and will include

photographs of; Antarctica, seascapes

and coastal scenes, inland water ways

and rivers, and images of swimming

and bathing.

flOOr talk: Join susan van Wyk, Curator

of photography for an introduction to the


WheN: Wed 13 april

tIMe: 12.30pm

COSt: Free

Meet exhibition space, level 3, Ngv

international, 180 st Kilda rd Melbourne

NGV Water traIl

Download this free, self-guided trail

from the Ngv website and discover the

importance of water throughout history

and across cultures – as told through a

whole world of art. Also suitable for kids.



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the BeSt Of the


WheN: Saturday 16 april

tIMe: 11:30am – 3pm

COSt: Adult $40, Child $30, Member

Adult $35, Member Child $30

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal: send booking

form, cheque or credit card details and

stamped, self addressed envelope to

lesley Barnes, 21 Winnetka Drive, lilydale,

3140 before 8 April.

This is a self-drive event. We will visit

Briarswood Cottage, a Tudor style bed

and breakfast for a tour and then the

Heronswood estate and garden located

in Dromana for a conducted garden

tour followed by a scrumptious lunch.

Heronswood is home to the Diggers Club

where there will be an opportunity to buy

heritage seeds. Maps with application.

Dietary requests with booking.

CONTACT lesley Barnes 03 9735 5772.

eaSter faMIly fuN feStIVal

at ChurChIll ISlaND

herItaGe farM

WheN: Saturday 23 april

Sunday 24 april

tIMe: 10am – 5pm

Watch out for the easter Bunny at the

3rd annual easter Family Fun Festival at

Churchill island Heritage Farm!

Free easter eggs on arrival.

victoria’s first farm Churchill island, is

located only 1 ½ hours from Melbourne,

and will come alive over the easter

weekend. it will be a celebration of

heritage farming, food & wine, games

and old fashioned fun that will keep the

whole family entertained. Activities will

include wagon rides, puppet shows by

punch and Judy, clowns, old time games,

face painting, craft activities are just

some of the things to look forward to.

for more information visit

or call 03 5951 2800


art Chat = SurVey

artIStS’ talk

McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park

390 McClelland Drive, langwarrin

WheN: Sunday 1 May

tIMe: 2pm – 4pm

COSt: No Charge

McClelland sculpture survey & Award

2010 presents 34 sculptures displayed

throughout 16 hectares of landscaped

gardens and natural bushland.

CONTACT 03 9789 1671

Michael Le Grand,

yo-yo 2007


John Gollings


afterNOON at

hIStOrIC COOlart

Coolart Wetlands and Homestead,

lord somers road, somers

(Melways 193 J9)

WheN: thursday 5 May

tIMe: 1.15pm – 3pm

COSt: No Charge

Meet at visitor Centre at 1.15pm and

proceed to Wetlands Observatory for

35 minute audio visual presentation

surrounded by a sweeping panorama

of the wetlands through one-way glass

windows. Following the presentation

join a guided tour of the 1895 historic

homestead. picnic facilities and free

electric barbeques available for those

wanting to picnic beforehand. No

bookings necessary.

the “PeNINSula BOyS”

aND theIr BuIlDINGS:

ChaNCellOr aND PatrICk

WIth exhIBItION CuratOr


Mornington peninsula regional gallery,

Civic reserve, Dunns rd, Mornington

(Melways 145 g4)

WheN: Wednesday 20 april, 2011

tIMe: 5.30pm for 6pm start – 7pm finish

in this authoritative, illustrated talk guest

exhibition curator, Winsome Callister, who

completed her doctorial thesis on the

architecture of Chancellor and patrick in

2007, will explore and illuminate this highly

regarded architectural firm’s Mornington

peninsula beginnings, its expansion to

Melbourne and throughout victoria; their

philosophy of place and designing for

a region; how commissions for buildings

came about and some of their projects

along with their relationships with clients.

CONTACT 03 5975 4395

tOur Of SOuth ChaNNel

fOrt IN POrt PhIllIP

sorrento pier/port phillip Bay

WheN: tuesday 3 May

tIMe: 9.30am – 12.30pm

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal: 03 9580 9617

Join Dive victoria for a tour of the

southern waters of port phillip, viewing

sites of historical interest and going

ashore for a tour of south Channel Fort.

Construction of the Fort on a .7hectare

man-made island was commenced in

1879 with the intention of defending

Melbourne in the event of being raided

by warships.

Morning tea will be served on board

before returning to sorrento at 12.30.

OPeN Day at eNDeaVOur


ferN Gully

endeavour Fern gully, Arthurs seat rd

red Hill (Melways 190 H4)

WheN: Saturday 30 april

tIMe: 11am – 12.30pm

COSt: No Charge

BOOkINGS: Bookings appreciated

on 03 5988 9853

Open day at The gully to review progress

after the third year of the revegetation

program and regeneration of springs

program and enjoy a conducted

boardwalk tour of the fern gully at at

the head of stony Creek. refreshments

included. Meet in st george’s Church car

park (opposite red Hill showgrounds).

CONTACT 03 5988 9853

BalCOMBe eStuary Walk

WheN: Saturday 16 april

tIMe: l0am – 12pm

COSt: No Charge

BOOkINGS: No bookings required.

Boardwalk through Melaleuca landscape

from The Briars to Mt Martha village.

starting at The information Centre

on The Briars Nepean Highway, Mt

Martha, partake in the easy walk of

approximately 50 minutes each way.

refreshments will be available at the


CONTACT elizabeth 03 9580 9617

for further information.



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Bay tO BaCk BeaCh Walk

Nepean Historical society

WheN: Wednesday 4 May

tIMe: 11am – 1pm

COSt: $10

BOOkINGS: Bookings essential.

A guided walk commencing at the

rotunda on the sorrento foreshore

with information about the history and

development of the area. We visit

the restored Tram station and historic

limestone buildings along Ocean Beach

road and finish up at george Coppin’s

Ocean Amphitheatre.

CONTACT Bergliot Dallas 03 5982 0502

a Day ON freNCh ISlaND

WheN: Sunday 8 May

tIMe: l0am – 4:30pm

COSt: Adult $71, Child $55,

Member Adult $66,

Member Child $55

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal send booking

form, cheque or credit card details

and stamped, self addressed envelope

to lesley Barnes, 21 Winnetka Drive,

lilydale, 3140.

self drive or take the train to stony point

to board the Ferry for French island and

enjoy a conducted tour of the island

to view koalas in the wild, local birds,

organic farm practices and learn about

the unique history of the island. A buffet

luncheon of local organic produce will

be served in the historic Mcleod prison.

CONTACT lesley Barnes 03 9735 5772.


Collins settlement lnformation Centre,

leggett Way, sorrento (Melway 157 F10)

WheN: tuesday 3 May

& Wednesday 4 May

tIMe: 2pm – 4pm

BOOkINGS: Not necessary

COSt: entry gold coin

special Festival opening hours - outside

normal weekend times - with viewing of

First Seftlement and Boon Wurrung DvD’s

which examine the people and events of

the first attempt at european settlement

in the port phillip district between October

1803 and May 1804.

INtrODuCING the GeelONG aND reGION herItaGe feStIVal 2011 PrOGraM

CIty Of Greater GeelONG

it is with great pleasure that i extend a warm welcome to geelong residents and visiting guests to

the comprehensive and exciting range of heritage activities being held in our region. We celebrate

with a water theme this year, and also mark the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of geelong

as a City. A special thanks to the tireless and remarkable work of volunteers who put these heritage

events together, and to the National Trust for their boundless enthusiasm. On behalf of the City of

greater geelong, i wish everyone a fantastic heritage experience in wonderful geelong.

Cr Cameron granger

Deputy Mayor

portfolio for Heritage

GeelONG aND reGION BraNCh NatIONal truSt

Welcome to Heritage Festival 2011 geelong and region. i hope you will visit as many places as

possible and take your families, especially children, to enjoy our heritage.

This is the third consecutive year geelong and region Branch National Trust has organised a

Heritage Festival around World Heritage Day April 18th. in 2009 the Branch revived the idea of

a community heritage festival aiming to involve local groups and to focus attention on heritage

conservation. From that modest start the Festival is now growing into an annual event. The 2009

Festival program included 16 events, the second Festival in 2010 was 27 events. This year the

National Trust has built on the geelong region success and extended the program across the state.

The geelong and region program has grown again and this year 35 events are presented. We are

very pleased to have the enthusiastic interest of so many people in our region and we hope others

will join in next year. We thank all participants.

The National Trust register lists hundreds of places of heritage significance in the geelong region.

Many hundreds of places have been identified in Heritage studies and are now protected with

Heritage Overlays recognising their importance. The restoration Awards highlight what can be

achieved to conserve these properties.

By focusing attention on heritage over this weekend the Festival gives the community an

opportunity to reflect on the value of our important heritage places, celebrate their existence and

learn more about the stories they tell of our history, increasing our knowledge and developing pride

in our cultural origins.

We thank the City of greater geelong Council for funding over the last three years, indicating

on-going confidence and support for the concept of a Heritage Festival. We need volunteers to

look after these special places. if you could find a few hours please contact the Branch on email or phone 0407 504 262. We need to continue to safeguard heritage

places to retain understanding of our past.

Jennifer Bantow


geelong and region Branch



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This project is supported by City

of greater geelong, through

its Community Festival grants


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GeelONG eVeNtS tIMetaBle – SaturDay 16 & SuNDay 17 aPrIl

Friends of geelong Botanic

gardens inc. – guided Walk

Heritage Water Works Walk

– Anakie

saturday 11

saturday 2 – 3

Queenscliff Heritage Walk saturday 2 – 4

Water Heritage Bus Tour saturday 11 & 2

Barwon grange



10 – 2

12 – 4

Birregurra railway station saturday & sunday 11 – 5

Corio Bay Camera Club saturday & sunday 10 – 4

sail on schooner Enterprize saturday & sunday 11 – 4

Ford Discovery Centre saturday & sunday 10 – 5

geelong gallery saturday & sunday 10 – 5

geelong society of Model saturday & sunday 10 – 4

and experimental engineers

History Comes Alive*



10 – 3.30

10 – 3

National servicemen’s

Association of Australia


saturday & sunday 10 – 4

National Wool Museum saturday & sunday 1 – 5

Old geelong gaol saturday & sunday 1 – 4

Osborne park Association inc. saturday & sunday 10 – 4

portarlington Mill saturday & sunday 12 – 4

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum saturday & sunday 10.30 – 4.30

royal geelong yacht Club saturday & sunday 10 – 5

steamrail victoria saturday & sunday 10 – 4

surf World Museum – Torquay saturday & sunday 9 – 5

All saints’ Anglican Church sunday 1 – 4.30


Colac and District

Family History group


Connewarre History


eXpO embroiderers guild,

geelong Branch

Friends of geelong Botanic

gardens inc. – guided Walks

eXpO geelong and

District Historical Association

eXpO geelong and region

Branch, National Trust (vic.)

eXpO geelong Barwon region

of Australian red Cross

geelong Cement

retirees Museum


geelong Family History

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 11 & 2

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 12 – 4

sunday 11 – 3.30

geelong Heritage Centre sunday 11 – 4


geelong Historical society


geelong Hospital

Nurses league

geelong Naval &

Maritime Museum

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 10 – 3.30

geelong peace Memorial sunday 12 – 3

eXpO geelong

philatelic society

The Boatman

Historical re-enactment

sunday 11 – 3.30

sunday 11 & 2

Barwon and ThE BaY

Water herItaGe BuS tOur

Presented by Geelong & Region Branch,

National Trust (Vic)

Departing from Osborne House precinct

swinburne street, North geelong

Free parking available (Melways 442 A8)

WheN: Saturday 16 april

tIMe: 11am and 2pm

COSt: $5 per head

BOOkING eSSeNtIal: Jenny 5255 2097.

Bookings required by: Wednesday 13


Bus tour with commentary takes

approximately 2 hours.

At some sites passengers may alight

from the bus and take a short walk for

closer viewing.

The route includes many of geelong’s

early heritage sites and structures

associated with the waters of the Barwon

river and Corio Bay, including indigenous

places; river crossings; quarrying;

water supply and sewerage; maritime

and shipping sites; recreational and

industrial usage.

QueeNSClIff herItaGe Walk

start at Queenscliffe visitor information

Centre, 55 Hesse street, Queenscliff

WheN: Saturday 16 april

tIMe: 2pm – 4pm

COSt: Adult $12 (includes afternoon tea)

Children under 12 years Free (can

purchase afternoon tea)

BOOkING eSSeNtIal: phone 5258 4843

experience a living history on a guided

tour around the beautiful town of

Queenscliff, finishing with a traditional

afternoon tea at a classic hotel.

herItaGe Water WOrkS Walk

aNakIe GOrGe

Conducted by Friends of the Brisbane Ranges.

starting from Anakie stony Creek picnic

ground, 10 km north of Anakie, east off

the geelong-Ballan road.

WheN: Saturday 16 april

tIMe: 2pm start, 3 km, 1 hour (one way)

COSt: No charge

parks victoria rangers offer vehicular

transport from the picnic ground to the

lower reservoir wall for those unable to

manage the walk.

enjoy this leisurely walk through Anakie

gorge along a relatively flat gradient to

reach the lower stony Creek reservoir

wall, constructed in 1874 and the first

concrete dam wall in the southern

hemisphere. in the 1870s the ranges

began to play a vital role supplying the

first permanent water to geelong. 3000

ha of the Brisbane ranges were reserved

as a catchment area and a pipeline was

built through Anakie gorge. remains of

the pipe and weirs are still visible today.


eXpO Anglesea and District sunday 11 – 3.30

Historical society

Barwon park – Winchelsea sunday 11 – 4

Bellarine Historical society sunday 1.30 – 4.30

eXpO lara spring Fair sunday 11 – 3.30

Music in the park sunday 1 – 3.30

eXpO Queenscliffe

Historical society

sunday 11 – 3.30

British Farm equipment Ferguson

restoration Assocn

sunday 10 – 4

eXpO surf Coast

Family History group

sunday 11 – 3.30

Circuit Bus sunday 11.45

The Heights sunday 12 – 4

eXpO ClAN (Care leavers

Australia Network)

sunday 11 – 3.30

eXpO Torquay and

District Historical society

sunday 11 – 3.30

* History Comes Alive is held on saturday 9 & sunday 10 April


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free CIrCuIt BuS tIMetaBle (see page 19)

Melbourne depart (V/Line service) 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00

Geelong arrive (V/Line service) 10:54 11:49 12:54 13:49 14:54

Osborne Park


ford Discovery Centre &

National Wool Museum

(Busport, gheringhap street)

Geelong heritage Centre & expo.

(state government Office, lt. Malop st),

Geelong railway Station

(Bus Bay 5)

Barwon Grange

(West Fyans street driveway)

all Saints Church

(Noble/Talbot streets corner)

the heights

(ruthven st./layton Cres. corner)

Geelong Cement retirees Museum

(McCurdy road, near entry gate)

Osborne Park


11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45 15:45 16:45

11:55 12:55 13:55 14:55 15:55 16:55

11:10 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00

11:15 17:00

12:10 13:10 14:10 15:10 16:10

12:15 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15

12:20 13:20 14:20 15:20 16:20

11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30

11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45 15:45 16:45

geelong depart (v/line service) 13:38 14:34 15:38 16:34 17:34

Melbourne arrive (v/line service) 14:33 15:33 16:33 17:33 18:33


WheN: Sunday 17 april.

A bus will operate an hourly circuit as

detailed on page 18, connecting most

venues and the geelong railway station.

Operates on SuNDay ONly

and is free.

The bus may arrive a few minutes after

the above times, depending upon traffic.

intending passengers should be at each

stop prior to the above departure times.

The bus will not depart any stop earlier

than the times shown above.

v/line train times are for information

only - check with v/line for times on the

day. except for the first and last trip,

passengers arriving at geelong station

will need to walk the short distance to the

circuit bus stop at the Heritage expo in

the state government Office Foyer, little

Malop street.


1 Osborne House and Naval and

Maritime Museum

2 Bus port gheringhap street (for Ford

Discovery Centre and National Wool


3 state government Office little Malop

street (for eXpO, geelong Heritage

Centre, Music in the park and geelong

peace Memorial)

4 geelong railway station

5 Barwon grange National Trust

6 Noble street/Talbot street corner

(for All saints’ Church)

7 The Heights National Trust

8 McCurdy road (for geelong Cement

retirees Museum)

GuIDeD WalkS thrOuGh the


Presented by Friends of Geelong Botanic

Gardens Inc.

geelong Botanic gardens, eastern park

(Melways 452 F4)

WheN: Saturday 16 april,

2pm (tour 1)

Sunday 17 april,

11am (tour 1)

& 2pm (tour 2)

BOOkINGS OPtIONal: ph 5222 6053

COSt: gold coin donation

tOur 1: Water, water everywhere but

not a drop to drink: the challenge

of establishing a Botanic Garden in


Daniel Bunce, the first curator of the

botanic gardens, was set the challenge

of making a garden on a bare,

unwanted hillside. Discover how he and

his successors have coped with the

challenges of water—or the lack of it—

over the last 150 years in the gardens.

tOur 2: from fountains and ferns to

Drought Dynamos

Over the last 150 years, planting styles

adopted by the geelong Botanic

gardens relate to the abundance

of water or its lack. in 1883 John

raddenberry built an enormous shade

house in the gardens, complete with

fountains, the last remnants of which are

still apparent today. For the 21st Century,

the gardens were expanded to include

drought-tolerant species that can survive

on a fraction of the water use of a

traditional garden.


25 Fernleigh street, Newtown

(off West Fyans street) (Melways 451 J7)

WheN: Saturday 16 and

Sunday 17 april

tIMe: saturday 16 April

10am – 2pm

sunday 17 April

12pm – 4pm

COSt: Adult $5, Conc $4, Child $3,

Family $12

guided house tours including a talk

about the significance of the Barwon

river to residential and industrial

development along the river.

photographic display of significant

heritage sites surrounding the property

related to the Barwon river.

POrtarlINGtON MIll

Turner Court, portarlington

(Melways 239 e2), phone 5259 3202

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 12pm to 4pm

COSt: Adult $4, Concn$3, Child $2,


An imposing four-storey sandstone

flourmill built in 1857, providing an insight

into 19th century industry.



Bus route

suNDAy 17 April ONly - Free

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fOrD DISCOVery CeNtre

Cnr Brougham and gheringhap streets,


WheN: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 april

tIMe: 10am to 5pm

COSt: Adult $8, Concn $6, Child $4,

Family $20

Australia’s leading interactive automotive

museum showcases the rich heritage

and technological advances in Ford’s

design, development and manufacturing

operations in this country.

OlD GeelONG GaOl

Cnr Myers and swanston streets, geelong

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 1pm to 4pm

COSt Adult $8, Concn $5, Child $4,

Family $18

see the new pentridge prison display

and experience the cold, bleak and

primitive realities of prison life. Tours of the

Old geelong gaol show life in the harsh

bluestone cells, solitary confinement,

the gallows, guards’ watchtowers and

prisoner memorabilia.

‘Creep out’ in the spooky cell!

NatIONal WOOl MuSeuM

26 Moorabool street, geelong

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 1pm to 5pm

COSt: Adult $7.30, Child $3.65,

Concn $5.90, Family $20

The National Wool Museum is housed

in a beautifully restored 1872 bluestone

wool store. The Museum’s permanent

exhibition galleries, The Wool Harvest and

From Fleece to Fabric, tell the story of

wool in this region, from the arrival of the

first sheep in 1788, through the heyday

of the great wool stockpile to today’s

fluctuating wool industry. sheep shearing

demonstrations can be arranged for an

additional fee and we can also offer

a wide range of craft activities such as

weaving, spinning, knitting and more.

Of lOVe aND War

A travelling exhibition from the Australian

War Memorial, Canberra

WheN: 4 March – 5 june

Blossoming romances, passionate affairs

and whirlwind weddings…Of Love and

War explores the relationships forged

during times of conflict and the emotions

experienced as a result of separation, loss

and reunion, from World War i through

to modern times. stories include survivors

and their new beginnings; the joy of

reunion; the challenges of relationships

built on wartime experiences; and the

new discoveries by war brides resettling

in foreign lands.

feMMe fatale

A travelling exhibition from the Heritage

Houses Trust

WheN: 4 april – 13 june

Wicked women, seductive sinners, vicious

vixens – the female criminal is portrayed

in many guises in popular culture, but

what do these stereotypes tell us about

real women and crime? From the

moment the first female convicts stepped

ashore, the brutal reality faced by

infamous female offenders such as ‘the

man woman murderer’ eugenia Falleni,

sly grogger Kate leigh and poisoner

yvonne Fletcher was in stark contrast to

the glamour of the noir seductress and

pulp novel siren. The exhibition examines

these extremes, traversing criminological

theory, popular culture and true stories of

our most notorious female criminals.

GeelONG Gallery

little Malop street, geelong

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am – 5pm

COSt: No entry charge

geelong gallery houses a magnificent

collection of 19th and 20th century

Australian and european paintings and

decorative arts, including 18th and

19th century english porcelain, British art

pottery and colonial Australian silver, as

well as contemporary art works.

Sidney Nolan (1917-1992)

Head of Gallipoli soldier 1977

alkyd on hardboard 122.2 x 91.4 cm

Collection: Australian War Memorial

SIDNey NOlaN – the GallIPOlI SerIeS

WheN: until 1 May

sidney Nolan (1917–1992) was one of

Australia’s most complex, innovative, and

prolific artists. The role of Australian troops

in the gallipoli campaign of World War i

was a theme to which Nolan constantly

returned throughout his artistic career.

The works in this exhibition constitute

both a personal and public lament,

commemorating not only the death of

Nolan’s brother raymond during World

War ii but a campaign that cost so many

Australian lives. this is a rare opportunity

for visitors to experience these striking

and iconic works.

An Australian War Memorial travelling

exhibition. geelong gallery is sole

victorian venue for this exhibition.

SteaMraIl VICtOrIa

geelong railway station,

Fenwick street, geelong

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am – 4pm

shuttle trips from geelong station to

various stations on the geelong line in

our restored steam-driven train.

CONTACT 93971953 for more details or


BIrreGurra raIlWay StatION

Presented by Geelong & South Western Rail

Heritage Society Inc.

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 11am to 5pm

COSt: gold coin donation

Historic railway building open for

inspection with displays relating to

the Warrnambool railway line and the

Birregurra – Forrest branch line.


MarItIMe MuSeuM

1 Weeroona parade, Queenscliff

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10.30am – 4.30pm

COSt: Adult $5, Concn $4,

Child (4–15 yrs) $3


“DOWN the Bay tO take the WaterS

at QueeNSClIff”

From the late 1890s until the 1920s the bay

steamers Ozone, Hygeia and Weeroona

carried passengers and cargo “Down

the Bay” to Queenscliff. This small town

at the entrance to port phillip, with its

sea baths, parks, grand hotels and guest

houses, was renowned as the “Queen of

Watering Holes.” Thousands of passengers

travelled by water to Queenscliff each

year to “Take the Waters”.



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rOyal GeelONG yaCht CluB

25 eastern Beach road, geelong

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am to 5pm

COSt: No entry charge

The royal geelong yacht Club will

hold an historic themed display in and

around the club. Watch a re-enactment

of an historic yacht race using vintage

yachts, join in activities for the public,

hear sea shanties, see boat building

demonstrations or go sailing.



stony pier, geelong (between the yarra

street pier and the yacht Club)

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 11am – 12pm

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

(also sat 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

if passenger numbers warrant)

COSt: Adult $25, Concession $20, Child

$15 & Family (2x2) $65 (see our

web page for tariff details)

sail in Corio Bay aboard the replica of

Melbourne’s founding ship, just as the

original Enterprize must have done.

experience sailing before the days of

steam and motor, with just the wind for

propulsion driving her 185 square metres

of flax sails. Help set sail hauling traditional

hempen cordage.

Surf WOrlD MuSeuM

surf City plaza, Beach road, Torquay

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 9am to 5pm

COSt: Adult $10, Concn $6, Child $6,

Family $20

The surf World Museum in Torquay,

Australia’s surfing capital, celebrates the

story of surfing.

it also charts Australia’s significant

contribution to the development of

surfing around the world. Through the

colourful and exciting permanent

displays and temporary exhibitions

of important surfing artefacts

and memorabilia, the museum

commemorates Australia’s fantastic

surfing heritage and rich beach culture.

An unforgettable experience, surf World

provides the opportunity to immerse

yourself in one of Australia’s most popular

pastimes. it’s a place where you can

experience or relive surfing’s sense of fun

and marvel at the changes that have

taken place over the years.

Special exhibitions now open:

Bells 50, an exhibition celebrating the

history of the world’s longest running

surfing contest at the iconic Bells Beach,

has been prepared as a tribute for the

event’s 50th year. The exhibition presents

the challenges, characters, controversies

and changes over the event’s long and

rich history.

the Bobby Brown exhibition is a

celebration of the life of one of Australia’s

60’s surfing champions. Cut down in his

prime by a senseless act, Bobby’s life was

as brief as it was brilliant.


swinburne street, North geelong

(Melways 442 B8)


WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am to 4pm

COSt: gold coin donation entry

The historic mansion, Osborne House,

displays period furnishings from the late

1800s and early 1900s, historical vehicles,

photographic images and various history

features in east Wing addition.

The following displays are included in

entry unless otherwise specified.

GeelONG SOCIety Of MODel aND

exPerIMeNtal eNGINeerSeerS

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am to 4pm

COSt: No entry charge

view a display of steam and other

historical models produced by members.

OsBOrNe HOuse preCiNCT

swinburne street, North geelong

sATurDAy 16 and suNDAy 17 April

COrIO Bay CaMera CluB

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am to 4pm

COSt: No entry charge

exhibition of photographs and

photographic memorabilia.


GeelONG & DIStrICt SuB-BraNCh,


Of auStralIa

swinburne street, North geelong

WheN: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am to 4pm

COSt: No entry charge

Display of National service history,

general military memorabilia and

reference books.


BrItISh farM eQuIPMeNt ferGuSON


WheN: sunday 17 April

COSt: No entry charge

Display of Massey Ferguson tractors and

other farm machinery, plus historic steam

traction engine and WWii Mack truck in

the Osborne House west side car park.

GeelONG NaVal aND MarItIMe MuSeuM

The stables, Osborne House

CONTACT 5277 3808

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 10am to 3.30pm

COSt: Adult $4, Concn $2, Family $10

The geelong Maritime Museum contains

a visual history of geelong’s connection

as a port serving the rural farming

industry. From the victorian colonial

navy to deep-sea diving bells, it’s a

great way to see an integral part of

geelong’s history.



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herItaGe feStIVal exPO

Presented by Geelong & Region Branch,

National Trust (Vic)

state government Office Foyer

30-38 little Malop street, geelong

WheN: Sunday 17 april,

tIMe: 11am to 3.30pm

COSt: No entry charge


in the foyer of the state government

Office you can view the unique 30 metre

historic mural that depicts the history

and development of geelong and the

Western District. The mural contains more

than a 1.25million cut-glass tiles imported

from venice for its construction.

herItaGe feStIVal exPO

There will also be displays and information

by various heritage groups from the

geelong region:

• Anglesea and District Historical society

• ClAN (Care leavers Australia Network)

• Colac and District Family History group

• Connewarre History sub Committee

• embroiderers guild, geelong Branch

• geelong and District Historical


• geelong and region Branch, National

Trust (vic.)

• geelong Barwon region of Australian

red Cross

• geelong Family History

• geelong Historical society

• geelong Hospital Nurses league

• geelong philatelic society

• lara spring Fair

• Queenscliffe Historical society

• surf Coast Family History group

• Torquay and District Historical society

GeelONG herItaGe CeNtre

51 little Malop street, geelong

(between gheringhap and Fenwick

streets) ph: 03 5272 4970

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 11am to 4 pm

COSt: No entry charge

reading room will be open to the public

and staff will be on call.

free GeNealOGy SeMINar – “tIMe IS lIke

Water – DON’t let It SlIP thrOuGh yOur


WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 11.30am and 1.30pm

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal: on 5272 4970

The geelong Heritage Centre is

presenting two free seminars by

Canberra-based author and freelance Tv

researcher Megan gibson.

Megan will provide insight and her tips

on how to save time searching for your

family tree. Megan is author of the book

“How To Get More Family Tree Time—

Tips for the Time Poor”. she has worked

as a freelance researcher on episodes

of the hit Australian Tv series “Who Do

You Think You Are?” (including geelong

research) and will present a 1-hour talk

at 11.30am and again at 1.30pm in the

Heritage Centre’s Morrow Theatrette,

giving genealogists and family historians

of all levels tips on how to get more time

to start or progress with your family tree

...before it’s too late.

Megan will also have her new book on

sale at a special Heritage Festival price.

reservations are essential to attend

a seminar and can be booked by

contacting the geelong Heritage Centre

on 5272 4970.

hIStOrIC BOttle DISPlay

Members of the geelong Bottle and

Collectables Club will be at the geelong

Heritage Centre with a display of their

members’ collections and will be

available to provide advice/information

to members of the public who wish to

bring in their own historic bottles.

For further information about these



or visit


MuSIC IN the Park

Presented by Geelong & Region Branch,

National Trust (Vic)

Johnstone park Band rotunda

gheringhap street, geelong

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 1pm to 3.30pm

COSt: No entry charge

A casual afternoon of musical

entertainment featuring songs of the sea

presented at the historic Band rotunda

by geelong West Brass Band, choral and

instrumental groups.

ByO rugs, chairs and picnic

GeelONG PeaCe MeMOrIal

Johnstone park, geelong

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 12noon – 3pm

COSt: No entry charge

Built as a memorial to soldiers who served

in World War i and continued on by

adding the names of those who served in

every war since.

the BOatMaN

– hIStOrICal re-eNaCtMeNt

Presented by Geelong & Region Branch,

National Trust (Vic)

Barwon river, south end of swanston

street (downstream from landy Field),

south geelong

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 11am and 2pm

COSt: No entry charge

BOOkINGS: No booking needed

Written for the 2011 Heritage Festival,

this historical re-enactment by local

playwright Doug Mann features Neil

Fletcher as “The Boatman”

With its own enigmatic pulse the river

Barwon flows, living and life giving,

through the heart of geelong. its waters

and 22 kilometres of bank-side parks are

home to a profusion of natural and

man-made heritage, each with many

a story to tell. There are pelican and

platypus (yes, deep in the heart of

the city!), rosella and redfin, red gum,

cumbungi. ghosts can be heard in

the whispering reeds, haunting the

cliffs and the midden heaps. stately

gardens look down on the waters and

once bustling factories have long held

their breath. look closely and you may

see the champion rowers with bristling

moustaches drip ripples of gold from

their glistening oars. Watch closely, and

listen, to the tales of The Boatman as he

unlocks the secrets that belong to us all

in the waters of the river, time present,

time past, time unknown.

the heIGhtS hIStOrIC hOuSe

aND GarDeN – exhIBItION Of

1930S faShION

140 Aphrasia street, Newtown

(Melways 451 e4)

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 12noon to 4pm

COSt: All entries at Concession price

today only $5

victoria’s largest german pre-fabricated

dwelling is set in a delightful heritage

garden with meandering paths and

mature shade trees. The house is

furnished in 1930s period style and the

grounds boast a bluestone groom’s

cottage, coach house and stables, a

dovecote and water tower.

Devonshire Tea available for a small


BarWON Park

105 inverleigh road, Winchelsea.

(Melways 511 B8), ph: 03 5267 2209

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 11am to 4pm

COSt: Adult $8.50, Concn $6.50,

Child $4, Family $20

showcasing the intricate recently

restored plasterwork funded by the

Commonwealth governement.

Other attractions include:

• elizabeth Austin – life &

legacies Display

• New interpretative

panels in

the stables

• stage 1 of the reconstruction

of the parterre garden

• The restored Billiard


• Winchelsea Creative Arts

Network display

• Market stalls

• refreshments

hIStOry COMeS alIVe

The Military Historical Society of Australia

Geelong Branch Inc and Geelong Military

Re-enactment Group

WheN: Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 april

tIMe: sat 10am – 3.30pm

sun 10am – 3pm

COSt: $10, children under 12 free

experience a spectacular presentation

of Australian Military history and

memorabilia from the 1800s through

to vietnam with encampments and




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BellarINe hIStOrICal


Old Court House Museum,

Main st, Drysdale

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

COSt: Adults $2.20; Children Free

The Old Court House Museum will be

open and is staging a special display

of ‘The Waterholes’, Drysdale and a

display and sale of the new book, ‘The

Waterholes – A History of Drysdale in the


all SaINtS’ aNGlICaN


113 Noble street, Newtown

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 1pm to 4.30pm

COSt: No entry charge

The Waters of Baptism: A display of

christening robes from the past 100 years.

Historic All saints’ Church is open for


GeelONG CeMeNt

retIreeS MuSeuM

Two storey bluestone building

(formerly protestant Orphanage)

south end of McCurdy road,

off Autumn street , Herne Hill

(Melways 451 C2)

ph 03 5278 4845

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 12 noon to 4pm

COSt: Adults – gold coin donation

The former orphanage building houses

10,000 artefacts in 28 rooms. river water

was used in the factory processing. Coal

was brought in to the cement works by

ship through the port of geelong and

cement was shipped out. The Museum

also displays many models of ships,

including the famed vessel, The Lightning.

the BlueS traIN – OffICIal

feStIVal ClOSING eVeNt

Queenscliff railway station, bottom of

Hesse street Queenscliff

WheN: Saturday 7 May

tIMe: 6:30pm – 11:30pm

COSt: $109.50 (plus booking fee)

includes Dinner, 4 blues acts,

train ride plus a copy of ‘Troops,

Trains & Tourists’ - a history of the

Bellarine Railway

BOOkING eSSeNtIal: To purchase tickets,


For something decidedly different

and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff’s

legendary Blues Train is one of victoria’s

most spectacular entertainment and

dining experiences.

it is a unique experience that combines

four of Australia’s best live acts and

the beautiful scenery of the Bellarine

peninsula on the Drysdale railway line

while aboard a real moving vintage

steam train. it’s a mini-festival in one

night and a progressive party you’ll

never forget.








A progressive party you will never forget!




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Join us on Saturday 7th May for the official closing event of the 2011 ‘From Steam to Surf’ festival.

All patrons on board the closing event will receive a copy of ‘Troops, Trains & Tourists’ – a history of the Bellarine Railway.

For full details and access to tickets see our event listing in the official ‘From Steam to Surf’ program guide or visit our website.


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Explore secret places

When: Every Tuesday morning

throughout the year

Time: 11am

Cost: Regular entry prices apply

Pirate Sundays

When: 1st Sunday of every month

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cost: Regular entry prices apply

Rippon Lea Estate

One of the last great suburban estates

with a pleasure garden of sweeping lawns,

magnificent trees, a tranquil lake, unique

fernery, and an orchard with over one

hundred varieties of heritage apples

and pears.

The Grotto beneath the waterfall has been

closed for 25 years but has recently been

restored. Come and spend an afternoon

meandering through the mansion, relaxing

with a book on the lawns, climbing the

lookout tower, playing croquet on the

Nursery lawn or enjoying a coffee in the

Gate House. See event listing for Special

Water Tour on page 11.













Polly Woodside

2A Clarendon Street,

South Wharf

Mel ref: 2E K9

Open: Daily 9.30am – 5pm

Closed: Good Friday and

Christmas Day


Every moment an amazing story













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$15 Adult, $12 Concession,

$8 Child, $42 Family

(includes two adults and up to

four children)

Rippon Lea is open 7 days a week

from 10:00 am to 5:00pm.

Every moment an amazing story

The legacy of the golden days can be seen in the dramatic streetscapes of Ballarat

and Bendigo and the smaller villages of Castlemaine, Maldon, Talbot and Dunolly.

The streets now offer much to the visitor, delicious restaurants and cafés,

noted galleries and artists’ spaces, gorgeous accommodation and delightful retail outlets.


On wandering through the towns and nearby

villages you quickly come to realise art and culture

is a driving force behind the region’s vibrancy and

contemporary atmosphere. The renowned regional

galleries Art Gallery of Ballarat, Bendigo Art Gallery

and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical

Museum sit comfortably alongside smaller venues

such as Space 22 in Ballarat, or Possum Gully

in Maryborough in a beautiful garden setting.

Many talented local artists call the region home

including sculptor Yvonne George in Bendigo

and Shades of Grey in Castlemaine.

V I C T O R I A ’ S G O L D F I E L D S



Experience the heritage that made the

region; immerse yourself in the 1850s

at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, don a miner’s

hat and descend 60 metres into the

Central Deborah Goldmine in the

heart of Bendigo or ride the steam

train between Castlemaine and Maldon.

Explore the towns, villages and surrounding

countryside and discover the fascinating

history of the Goldfi elds with an engaging

audio-guided tour. Pick up a map and

loaded MP3 player at one of the local

Visitor Information Centres.


Allow yourself time to discover the region’s

hidden gems and stay a night or two.

The region offers accommodation options

from beautifully restored boutique hotels

to cosy self-contained miners cottages

and everything in-between.

Take a break from the exploring and

enjoy great local restaurants, cafés

and superb wines. The region is home

to three wine regions, Bendigo and

Heathcote noted for their rich and

bold red wines and Ballarat, producing

elegant cool climate varieties. The wines

perfectly complement the region’s food

offering; including olives, cheeses, fruits,

chocolates, preserves and more.





• Maldon Twilight Festival

• Organs of the Ballarat Goldfi elds


• Ballarat Antique Fair

• Bendigo Olive Fiesta


• Bendigo Easter Festival

• Castlemaine State Festival

(biennial, on in 2011)

• Taste of Gold Heritage Festival


• Ballarat Heritage Weekend


• Ballarat International Foto Biennale

• “The White Wedding Dress:

200 Years of Wedding Fashion,”

Bendigo Art Gallery,

until 6 November 2011


• Bendigo Heritage Uncorked

• Castlemaine Festival of Gardens

(biennial, on in 2012)

• Henry Handel Richardson

Celebrations, Maldon

For fantastic accommodation packages visit:

www.visitgoldfi eldsdeals

Contact any of these

Visitor Information Centres

for all the information you

need for your Goldfi elds visit:

BALLARAT 43 Lydiard St North, Ballarat. Ph:1800 446 633

BENDIGO 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo. Ph: 1800 813 153

CASTLEMAINE 44 Mostyn St, Castlemaine. Ph: 1800 171 888

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS Cnr Alma & Nolan Sts, Maryborough. Ph: 1800 356 511

HEATHCOTE Cnr High & Barrack Sts, Heathcote. Ph: 03 5433 3121

LODDON 24 Wilson St, Wedderburn. Ph: 03 5494 3489

GOlDfIelDS (CeNtral GOlDfIelDS, Ballarat, CaStleMaINe, Mt alexaNDer, ruShWOrth)

Ballarat herItaGe WeekeND

WheN: 7 – 8 May

Come and learn the stories of bygone

days in Ballarat at the 2011 Ballarat

Heritage Weekend.

Ballarat’s heritage will come to life as

you wander along grand streets, board

the steam locomotive or horse drawn

carriage and visit heritage buildings and

gardens around town.

This year, you will have the opportunity

to enjoy tours and special presentations.

guided and self guided heritage tours

will run throughout Ballarat Heritage

Weekend, providing visitors with a unique

opportunity to experience the real history

of Ballarat in an intimate environment.

An information desk will be set up at

the Ballarat Mining exchange in lydiard

street to provide visitors with information

on events and activities. A range of local

and state historic and heritage societies

and organisations will also be on display.

visitors can collect a fact sheet at

specific heritage venues and learn about

intriguing architectural features, mysteries

and accounts of past inhabitants.

SteaM traIN rIDeS

experience the sight, sound and smell

of the mighty steam locomotive as it

takes you on a nostalgic one hour joy

ride outside Ballarat and return. steam

rail victoria will run six shuttles per day

throughout Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Ballarat tOWN hall

With its impressive tower, the Ballarat

Town Hall is a monumental structure

and one of Ballarat’s most distinctive

buildings. it was officially opened in 1872.

Ballarat is the only city in regional victoria

with two working sets of bells. The Alfred

Bells are in the Town Hall and the second

set is in st peter’s Church further along

in sturt street. visitors will have the

opportunity to hear them ring out over

Ballarat Heritage Weekend.


This remarkable building is home to one

of Ballarat’s most significant institutions.

in the days before government funded

libraries and adult education, the

Mechanics’ institute provided people

with much-needed access to books,

newspapers, periodicals, lectures and

scientific demonstrations. Their halls

also provided local communities with a

place for social, cultural and recreational

gatherings. The Ballaarat Mechanics

institute is one of a select few that can

claim to continuously provided library

services since its inception.

Ballarat traDeS hall

The history of the Trades Hall is interwoven

in the history of Ballarat’s industrial

and political labour movement. The

establishment of the 8 hour day led to the

formation of eight hour committees and

hence the need for a meeting place for

these organisations. it wasn’t until 1887

that the foundation stone was laid for the

erection of the Trades Hall in Ballarat. The

building is a rare example of the Baroque

italianate style with giant Corinthian

Columns and an internal stairwell of

cantilevered bluestone treads.


The Old Colonists’ Association was

formed in Ballarat in 1883 and is now

listed on the victorian Heritage register.

This stunning victorian renaissance revival

hall was constructed in 1888 on the site

of the former gold escort barracks and

stables. Designed by A.g.leggie, the

building’s façade features balustrades

and the relief letters and coat of arms

can be seen in the centre pediment.

The Ballarat Heritage Weekend event

program will offer many things to see and

do, including:

hOrSe aND CarrIaGe rIDeS

Transport yourself back in time to an era

where elegant ladies and gentlemen

took the air in their own carriage. survey

the buildings and streetscapes of the

premier city of the goldfields as you relax

in a 1800s style horse drawn carriage.

rides will run every ten minutes from the

Ballarat Town Hall.


Take a ride in a superby maintained 1938

American Diamond T vintage bus around

the streets of Ballarat. Collect a free

boarding pass from the Ballarat Mining

exchange information desk.

VINtaGe traM aND hOrSe DraWN traM


enjoy a vintage tram ride through the

Ballarat Botanical gardens or a ride on

a horse drawn tram built in 1887. While

at the gardens, make sure you visit the

robert Clark Centre, Adam lindsay Craft

Cottage and Conservatory buildings and

stroll through the 19th century gardens to

discover its significant historical features.

More information will be made available

on the Ballarat Heritage Weekend

website closer to the event.

for further information on

Ballarat heritage Weekend 2011 visit

or CONtaCt 5320 5620.

lake GOlDSMIth SteaM rally

96 th SteaM & VINtaGe MaChINery rally

theMe: ShearING – SheeP – ShearING –


Carngham lake goldsmith road, lake

goldsmith, Between Beaufort & skipton

WheN: 30 april – 1 May

COSt: $15

tIMe: gates open 10am

grand parade 2pm each day

The lake goldsmith steam preservation

society was established in the late 1950’s,

with a handful of remnant engines

operating in a paddock.

From that point, the movement has

advanced to the position, as “Australia’s

premier steam rally” and with

international recognition.

The Association’s 38 acre site whilst being

home to one of the largest gatherings of

historic machinery in Australia, also hosts

visiting enthusiast groups, including car,

truck, tractor and stationery engine clubs

bringing an ever changing variety of

exciting and unusual exhibits to our rallies.

Contact: trevor 0407 539041 or Graeme

03 9723 3310 or visit

GOlDfIelDS (CeNtral GOlDfIelDS, Ballarat, CaStleMaINe, Mt alexaNDer, ruShWOrth)


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GOlDfIelDS (CeNtral GOlDfIelDS, Ballarat, CaStleMaINe, Mt alexaNDer, ruShWOrth)

taSte Of GOlD

This is the second taste of Gold heritage

Weekend to be held in the Central

goldfields shire. This year Heritage

Weekend launches the National Trust of

victoria’s Heritage Month on Friday 8 April

and a week of other activities in Central

goldfields. The events will give visitors

the opportunity to spend a weekend

exploring the heritage, culture and

secrets of victoria’s Central goldfields.

Your heritage week journey

Taste of gold, Central goldfields shire

and many community groups are working

together to offer you the opportunity to

view and visit some of the finest heritage

homes and gardens in the district and

to participate in a variety of community


• visit 4 historic country houses, Belleville,

Chesterfield House, Woodhatch’s and

Worsley Cottage

• explore the gardens at Hazelman’s and


• Attend the Cabaret and dinner at the

Maryborough Town Hall where you can

sample local wines and produce

• Join a guided cultural walk with Jaara

elders at lochinver Farm

• spend some time at Maryborough’s

famous railway station and antique


• enjoy a self-guided walk through

the goldrush towns of Maryborough,

Dunolly, Talbot, Bealiba and Carisbrook

or join a guided walk through the

district’s natural heritage

• visit local art galleries

• Take a look at the photographic

exhibition at the Maryborough visitor

information Centre that celebrates the

beauty of the area

• Horse-drawn carriage rides in Bealiba

and Dunolly

• Be part of the re-enactment of one of

Dunolly’s more salacious trials in the

Historic Court House

• Or simply go fishing in Bealiba’s Old


There is so much to enjoy!

for information on places to stay and

restaurant recommendations in the

area, please visit

yOur tICket tO taSte Of GOlD

Tickets for the event can be purchased at any of

the heritage venues or at the Maryborough visitor

information Centre, Alma street, Maryborough.

Phone: freecall 1800 356511


The costs are as follows:

Heritage Home visits:

garden visits:

Day ticket

(to be purchased at

the Visitor Information

Centre only):

Jaara walk at

lochinver Farm:


(includes a 3 course

meal and performance

by Rebecca Morton

Tables seat 8 people):

$10 for each home

[exc. Chesterfield House,

Talbot – $12]

$5 for each garden


(for access to each

home and garden)


$69 per person

Local wines will be

available for purchase

during the evening

herItaGe hOMeS


Corner Bull and Market st Dunolly

hOStS: richard Wright and Fiona lindsay

eNtry: $10 to visit house and garden.

Tickets available at Maryborough

visitor information Centre and

at Belleville

Opposite the Old Court House facing

Market street, Dunolly, stands Belleville,

an imposing georgian revival country

house, built for James Bell in the mid/late

1860s. The young James Bell arrived in

Dunolly from scotland in 1857 to join his

uncles in their general merchant business

at 127 Broadway – now Wright on

Broadway. Bell prospered in commerce

and contributed to the political and

economic development of the district

and the colony through banking,

grain exporting, local and colonial


Belleville has always been a private

residence and will hopefully remain as

a family home for at least another

150 years.

CheSterfIelD hOuSe

2 Ballarat st, Talbot

eNtry: $12 to visit house and garden.

Tickets available at

Chesterfield House

Chesterfield House, formerly the ‘Bull and

Mouth Hotel’, was built of local mined

bluestone in 1866, having replaced an

earlier building of timber construction

which had been erected in 1860. The

tuck-pointing in the front walls remains a

notable feature.

it functioned as a gold miners’ pub

for many years. At the turn of the 20th

century, the present verandah was

added and the name changed to ‘Town

Hall Hotel’.

Over many months, the building,

cottages and gardens have now been

completely restored, transformed,

and opened as Chesterfield House – a

unique Bed and Breakfast experience

where indeed, history, ambiance and

graciousness combine.


126 Majorca road Maryborough

hOStS: Daryl and sonya Woodhatch

eNtry: $10 to visit house and garden.

Tickets available at Woodhatch’s

Built in 1866 by Mr george Highdale as

a store and hotel and now a private

residence. Though much changed

externally from its original appearance,

this stone two storey former hotel and

store has historical significance as one of

the area’s oldest surviving buildings and

for its location on the road to Majorca

goldfields and on the Cobb and Co

stage route between Maryborough and

Majorca in the 1870s.

Much work has been completed

on the garden in the last 12 years. A

silver Birch garden and rose garden

were developed in 2002 and a former

swimming pool has been transformed

into a delightful pond.

visitors to this building can explore the

ground floor of the interior of the house

which contains many original features.

WOrSley COttaGe

3 palmerston st Maryborough

hOStS: Maryborough Midlands Historical

society inc

OPeN: 2pm and 4pm on weekends

10am – 12noon

between 10 – 15 April

Built in bluestone in 1894 by John Worsley

for his bride, the cottage is now home

to the Maryborough Midlands Historical

society. it is beautifully furnished with

many treasures on display donated

by local people. Also on the site is an

original slab squatter’s hut dating from

1840 and relocated from the Joyce’s

Creek run. it is the oldest known

building in the district, with shingle roof

& rammed earth floor lined with hessian

& canvas. These buildings sit in a pretty

cottage garden.

Worsley Cottage is furnished with the

simple furniture and possessions of

farming life the 19th century. Many

artefacts from this period are also

on display.

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herItaGe GarDeNS

hazelMaN’S fOrMer talBOt POlICe

StatION, lOCk-uP aND StaBleS

19 Heales st Talbot

hOStS: Helen and lindsay Hazelman

COSt: $5 to visit garden.

Tickets available at Hazelman’s

in 1848 a young shepherd named

Thomas Chapman found victoria’s first

unofficial gold at Daisy Hill, west of Talbot.

With the discovery of scandinavian

lead around New year’s Day 1859, Back

Creek (renamed Talbot in 1861) became

an overnight city. in three months the

population briefly swelled to nearly 30,000


The present basalt lockup was erected in

1863, followed by the police Quarters in

1865, and the stables in 1872.

The police station closed in 1967 and was

purchased by the Hazelmans in 1976,

who listed the buildings with Heritage

victoria in 1982. They consider themselves

to be the caretakers of this unique

heritage site.

The cluster of government buildings

along Camp and Heales streets, of which

the former police station is an integral

part, forms one of the most significant

precincts of any small Australian gold

town remaining from the 1860s.

INfOrMatION, tICketS


For all information about the Heritage Weekend


Maryborough Visitor Information Centre

Corner of Alma and Nolan streets, Maryborough

OPeN 7 days 9am-5pm

freeCall: 1800 356 511



you may purchase tickets for the Heritage Weekend

from the visitor information Centre or online.

Tickets for single heritage homes and gardens may

also be purchased from the sites on the day.


380 Norwood road Wareek

hOStS: Bev and rick James

COSt: $5 to visit garden.

Tickets available at Norwood

Norwood Homestead, Wareek, is a twostorey

homestead erected probably

between 1863 and 1867 to the designs

of architect leonard Terry for pastoralist

Alfred Joyce, replacing an earlier


Norwood Homestead is one of the most

distinctive gothic revival houses in victoria

and is particularly important within the

context of the comparative rarity of

domestic gothic revival buildings.

The home is currently unavailable for

internal viewing but its exterior and

gardens will give visitors a wonderful

insight into the grandeur of its times.

CaBaret & DINNer

Maryborough Town Hall

Clarendon street, Maryborough

WheN: Saturday, 9 april

tIMe: 7pm

COSt: Dinner and Cabaret - $69. Wines

for sale during the evening.

BOOkINGS: Maryborough visitor

information Centre

Three course dinner prepared by Taste of

gold top chefs, with an emphasis on local

produce. selected local wines will be

available for purchase.

It’S a WONDerful lIfe (C’eSt SI BON!)

Taste of gold Cabaret will feature

rebecca Morton (Castlemaine’s very

own Cabaret gem) in her one-woman

show, “It’s a Wonderful Life” (C’est Si

Bon!) Book a table for eight to enjoy a

romantic and exclusive evening of songs

and stories, plus a three course dinner

and selection of local wines. Dinner will

be prepared by Taste of gold member

chefs. All this in Maryborough’s Town

Hall, now restored to it’s 19th century


Artist: Rebecca morton in

her one woman show.

“C’est si bon” – It’s a Wonderful Life”.


IN eaCh tOWN

The Central goldfields region really is the

place to stay and experience the peace

and tranquility of country victoria.

The scenery is worth the two and half

hour drive from Melbourne. Take the

Calder Highway through Castlemaine

or the Western Highway to Ballarat...

follow the signs to Maryborough, the city

located right in the heart of the goldrush

Centre of victoria. With such easy access

to Ballarat, Bendigo, Daylesford and the

pyrenees, a myriad of short drives allows

you to enjoy a diversity of landscapes

and activities.

Central goldfields offers a wide range of

experiences from the quiet enjoyment

of living history in gold towns like Talbot,

Bealiba, Carisbrook and Dunolly that

intrigue with their proud sense of a

by-gone era... to the warm welcome

extended by visitor information staff

at the visitor information Complex in

Maryborough. This is a region rich in

flora and fauna, renowned for its honey

production and flowing with locally

produced wines of the highest quality.


A picturesque early goldmining town

with a unique streetscape of heritage

sites and buildings,Talbot is situated 11

kilometres south of Maryborough.

fOrMer talBOt POlICe StatION, lOCkuP

aND StaBleS

19 Heales street, Talbot

(behind post Office)

WheN: 9 & 10 april

tIMe: 10am – 4pm

visit this historic bluestone lock-up, built

in 1863 and a temporary home to many

a goldfields miner whose misdemeanors

tested the justice system. With as many

as 30,000 people in the town, Talbot was

not unlike an American wild west town

– drunkenness, larceny and prostitution

were common, with an occasional

shooting and stabbing.

hIStOrIC talBOt GuIDeD Walk

starting from

london House,

scandinavian Avenue

WheN: 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 april

tIMe: 11am

COSt: $4 per person includes brochure.

BOOkINGS: Contact vic 03 5460 4511

The hour long walks will take the visitor

back into the life of a robust and

sometimes ‘Wild West’ like Talbot around

1861 as it prospered and grew.

talBOt MuSeuM

WheN: 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 april

tIMe: 1pm and 4pm

Opened in 1984 in the former primitive

Methodist Church and later clothing

factory, Talbot Museum houses the

edwards Collection of photographs,

documents and letters, plus trade and

lifestyle material from an early settler,

watchmaker and jeweller, JB edwards,

and his descendants.

Trace your family roots. link with other

gold era museums, particularly those in

the villages of the Old goldfields. Trace

victoria’s first gold discoveries, mining

relics and be reminded of the way

Talbot was.


Self GuIDeD tOur

visit the following shops where the

businesses will be pleased to provide the

history of each building:

A life less Ordinary, What a Find,

romantic vineyard, Amhurst Winery,

london House Café, slightly Bent Books,

the Bank of Australasia Building in

scandinavian Avenue and Fanny’s Flat

Boutique and Corridor Art gallery upstairs

in the community centre.

Businesses are available for a chat

between 11am and 3pm.

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talBOt eNGINe reStOrerS DISPlay

Old shire sheds, Heales street, Talbot

WheN: 16 & 17 april

tIMe: 10am – 4pm

Well known for their passion and

knowledge,the engine restorers

Club will be hosting displays of heritage

machinery. As well as the machinery

displays, there are also collectables, cars

and a number ofworking displays.

talBOt farMerS Market

WheN: 17 april

tIMe: 9am – 1pm

experience the renowned and bustling

Talbot Farmers Market nestled amongst

the historic buildings of scandinavian

Avenue and Camp street with its fresh

organic produce and variety of hand

made delicacies.


Just minutes away from Maryborough

on the road from Castlemaine your

‘getaway’ is a former gold mining town

possessing some fine old bluestone


Carisbrook and its rich heritage is waiting

to be discovered in the streets of this

enchanting village.

GuIDeD CarISBrOOk herItaGe Walk

WheN: 8 april & 15 april

tIMe: 10am

Join this fascinating one hour guided

walk around historic Carisbrook

Meet at Old log gaol, Bucknell street,

(Northern end) Carisbrook

jaara aBOrIGINal Walk

WheN: 9 april

tIMe: 11am and 2pm

COSt: $10

Join with a person from the Jaara people

on a one and a half walk along the

Tulllaroop Creek and see a number of

special and significant cultural sites.

learn more about the heritage left by our

indigenous people and the importance

of their history.

lochinver Farm 245 Baringhup rd


GuIDeD CarISBrOOk CeMetary Walk

Meet at cemetary, landrigan road,


WheN: 10 april

tIMe: 11am

learn more about the victorian

goldfields history with a one hour

guided tour around Carisbrook’s historic



Bucknell street (Northern end) Carisbrook

WheN: 8 – 17 april

tIMe: 10am – 5pm

it is thought to have been built around

1852 on the police paddock and moved

to its present site in 1886. The walls are

made of interlocking horizontally-laid

logs. The log gaol is an authentic gaol

from the goldrush era.

‘NOt juSt a NaMe’ DISPlay

Bucknell street, Carisbrook

tIMe: 10am – 5pm

visit the Carisbrook Historical society

research Centre (Old Town Hall)

For a display about the lives of the World

War One soldiers whose names are

commemorated on the Majorca and

Carisbrook War Memorials


Approximately a two hour drive from

Melbourne, Maryborough is perfect

for that weekend “away from it all”.

Centrally located in the heart of victoria,

between Ballarat and Bendigo, it is an

ideal base for the visitor to explore the

rich goldfields history of the region.

OffICIal NatIONal truSt herItaGe

feStIVal lauNCh at GraND Duke MINe,


WheN: 8 april


12.30pm – 2pm

(invited guests only)

rip roaring family Bush Dance

Tren De Bourgh Hall

Neill street, Maryborough

WheN: 8 april

tIMe: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

COSt: entry: $5

Featurning the Newport Bush Orchestra.

The Orchestra has developed an

impressive repertoire of Australian

traditional tunes and has been invited

to perform all over victoria at festivals

and special events. A good time for all is


Bring a basket of supper and dance the

night away.

VISIt hIStOrIC WOrSley COttaGe

3 palmeston st, Maryborough

WheN: 8 & 9 and 16 & 17 april

Open between 2.00pm and 4.00pm

on weekends and 10.00am – 12noon

between 10 – 15 April

An 1894 bluestone building that now

houses the Maryborough Midlands

Historical society. it is beautifully furnished

with many treasures on display donated

by local people. in the backyard is a

squatter’s slab Hut c1844, the oldest

known building in the district, with shingle

roof & rammed earth floor lined with

hessian & canvas.

records held include: Maryborough

Cemetery records, Maryborough rate

books (incomplete), 2500 death notices

from local paper, over 300 pioneer

portraits,wedding photographs by

Wal richards 1950-1990 and Hospital

admissions 1855-1907.

faMIly hIStOry ONlINe GeNealOGICal

SearCh ClaSSeS

WheN: 9 april

tIMe: Classes at 10am and 11am

Maryborough library will provide two

classes assisting visitors to access picture

victoria and picture Australia. Discover

your ancestors!

Maryborough library, resource Centre,

Cnr Nolan and Alma streets


theatrICal eNtertaNMeNt CONCert

Presented by Maryborough Arts Society

Maryborough Masonic Centre,

10-12 Havelock street, Maryborough

WheN: 10 april

tIMe: 1.30pm – 3pm

COSt: gold coin donation

Featuring a steinway grand piano, a

harmonium, a Boar War cornet and

other instruments, this concert will present

a range of ancient and sacred music

including Ancient greek musical pieces

and gregorian Chants.

A play presentation of Maryborough &

District History also features.

GOlDfIelDS IMaGe MakerS


visitor information Centre, Corner Nolan

& Alma streets, Maryborough

WheN: 9 & 10 april & 16, 17 april

The goldfields image Makers has a

display of photographs in the visitor

information Centre. Take the time to look

at the exhibition of a range of the unique

and varied Central goldfields shire

landscapes after you pick up your tickets.

hIStOrIC SIte tOur WIth rOB BrOuWerS

Parks Victoria

Meet at the Maryborough post Office,

Clarendon street, Maryborough.

Maximum 20 people for each tour,

leaving in a car convoy.

WheN: 9 & 17 april

tIMe: This tour commences at 1pm

and finishes at 4.30pm.

COSt: Free.

Join parks victoria ranger rob Brouwers

• grand Duke Arch at Timor

Historic reserve

• Water race leading into goldfields

reservoir from paddys ranges state

park and Maryborough regional park

• Aboriginal rainwater wells, Craigie

state Forest

• Old eucy still site, Craigie state Forest

• Amherst Quartz reef

• Bristol Hill Tower

Finish with late afternoon tea at picnic

area or campground in paddys ranges

state park

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Market affaIr

MaryBOrOuGh raIlWay

StatION tOurISt COMPlex

Maryborough gymnasium

(Adjacent the Maryborough railway

station) Off station street

WheN: Sunday 17 april

tIMe: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Antiques, Old Wares, Collectables and

Country Craft Fair, a large range of stalls

ph: 5461 4683

rOCk ‘N rOll DaNCe IN

MaryBOrOuGh tOWN hall

Corner of Clarendon and Neill streets.

WheN: 16 april

COSt: $17 per person

experience the heyday of the Town

Hall with a 50s’ & 60’rock’n roll Dance

featuring “sweet rock’ and supported

by Bendigo Jailhouse rockers. Dress to

impress in 50s’ & 60’s gear.

ByO drinks and nibbles.

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Dunolly is an historic gold rush country

town with a population of around 700

people located 16 kilometres north of

Maryborough. in 1856 however, Dunolly

was the site of the largest gold rush and

the famous Welcome stranger nugget

was found nearby at Moliagul in 1869.

hIStOrIC DuNOlly COurthOuSe

Self GuIDeD tOur

Corner Bull and Market street, Dunolly

WheN: 9 & 10 april

tIMe: 10am – 4pm.

COSt: gold Coin Donation

The imposing Classical style courthouse

was built as the town hall in 1862. it

changed its function in 1887 to become

the Dunolly Courthouse with the town hall

moving to the main street – Broadway.

it contains photographs and artefacts

relating to the courthouse and the old

goldfields. Next door to the courthouse,

on the police station property, is the

town’s original brick lock-up (1859).

DuNOlly tOWN hall Self GuIDeD tOur

Broadway, Dunolly:

tIMe: 10am – 4pm

COSt: No entry Charged

Dunolly Town Hall was built as a superior

court in 1886 and became the Dunolly

Borough Towh Hall the following year. A

theatre was added in 1890 and many

sets from the early 20th century remain

in use. in 2008, to celebrate 150 years of

local government in Dunolly, the interior

was restored to its original condition.

faMOuS trIal re-eNaCtMeNt at

DuNOlly COurthOuSe

Corner Bull and Market street, Dunolly

WheN: 9 april

tIMe: 2pm

COSt: $2 admission

Join a cast of talented locals for the Join

a cast of talented locals and be in the

jury to re-enact one of Dunolly’s more

scurillous trials from our goldrush past.


WheN: 10 april

experience a ride in an original horse

drawn Cobb and Co Coach around

some of Dunolly’s historic buildings.

OrGaN reCItal – hIStOrIC fINChaM

OrGaN -St jOhN’S aNGlICaN ChurCh

Corner Thompson and Barkly street,


tIMe: recital at 12noon.

COSt: $2 entry.

A freestone structure erected between

1866 and1869 (the pipe organ was

installed in 1879). The original church

precinct remains intact with the National

Trust listed vicarage and st John’s Hall

(1857) adjacent to the church. st John’s

Hall was Dunolly’s first common school

and its simple whitewashed interior

remains to this day.


situated at the northern end of the shire

is the tiny town of Bealiba, 16 kilometres

north/north west of Dunolly. it is rich in

farming, gold and timber history. There

are historical buildings, station and

churches, all laid out when Bealiba

was a thriving center of commercial

activity. Many of our families are direct

descendants from those early days and

a great sense of pride is held in this tiny


Bealiba will be offering a $10 pre-paid

ticket to all events in the town. Tickets

can be bought from the Town Hall in

Main street. includes Cobb & Co Coach

ride and cup of tea.


pick up coach in Main street, Bealiba

WheN: 9 april

tIMe: rides operate between 10am

and 1pm and again between

2pm and 5pm.There will be

3 – 4 rides each hour.

COSt: $5 per person per ride

(without prepaid ticket)

enjoy a 10 minute ride around Bealiba

in an original horse drawn Cobb & Co


BealIBa herItaGe WalkS

Meet at Town Hall, Main street, Bealiba

WheN: 9 & 10 april

tIMe: From 10am

A variety of walks will be offered

including stories and highlights of Bealiba

– cemetary, churches, railway station

and town. Also offered is a ‘photo

Walk’ during which keen and budding

photographers will be shown techniques

and places for interesting and unique



– BealIBa tOWN hall

Main street, Bealiba

tIMe: 10am – 5pm

Join the locals for a scrumptious ongoing

morning tea or afternoon tea as you view

the historic photo and artifact displays.

local historians will be on hand to

provide a ‘living’ history of the town and


please contact Maryborough Visitor

Information Centre for National Trust

Heritage Festival – Central goldfields shire

program Tel: 5460 4511

Maryborough visitor information Centre

is open 7 days per week,

9am to 5pm

Corner of Nolan and Alma streets,


faMIly fuN fIShING at the hIStOrIC

BealIBa reSerVOIr

WheN: 10 april

tIMe: From 9am

Join the locals in a time honoured

recreation and learn about the history

of the reservoir as you fish. Bring you own

rod and tackle.

BealIBa BuSh DaNCe & CONCert

Bealiba Town Hall, Main street, Bealiba

WheN: Saturday 9 april

tIMe: 7pm to 9pm followed by supper...

COSt: $10 individual or $20 for a family, or

prepurchse a weekend pass $16

( inc Cobb and Co coach ride, entry

to the performance and all the other

actives over the weekend)

experience the theme and flavour of

a traditional bush concert and dance,

reminiscent of a monthly country dance

in the late 19th century.

‘underlander’ plus special guests

underlander is a 5 piece acoustic

convict-folk outfit from Melbourne,

playing historically based original ballads

and re-imagined traditionals, dealing

with themes and narratives of Australia’s

darker history.

They evoke the drama of the past

though songs of punishment and escape,

redemption and lawlessness .

ByO supper / plate to share, tea and

coffee available

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MOrNING tea IN the fOrMer

CaStleMaINe COurt hOuSe

Presented by Mt Alexander Branch of the

National Trust

7 goldsmith Crescent Castlemaine

WheN: Saturday Morning, 30 april

COSt: Admission to the former Court

House will be free. The morning

tea charge will be $6.

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal: Brian Tresidder,

03 5472 1108 or 0429 450 055,

by sunday 17 April


Morning tea times will be provided on


A morning tea will be hosted by the

Castlemaine Historical society in the

former Castlemaine Courthouse.

This will be an opportunity to look over

this significant building in the historically

important goldsmith Crescent area, and

view a panel display of “water themed”

material from the Historical society’s



GOlDfIelDS raIlWay

linking historic Maldon and Castlemaine

since 1884

COSt: special Discount for National Trust

Members for 8 April to 8 May - 20%

off normal fares on presentation

of Trust Membership Card.

victorian goldfields railway has

preserved the atmosphere and romance

of the steam era for all to enjoy.

Operated by a dedicated band of

volunteers this unique branchline broad

gauge railway provides a classic steam

train heritage connection between

the heritage towns of Maldon and

Castlemaine - on Wednesdays and


special events such as steam Trains

For Kids ( sat / sun April 9 / 10 ) and the

good Friday Wine and Cheese evening

Train add extra dimensions to the regular


full details of all operations and events

are found on

or ph: 03 5470 6658


ChaNNel BuS trIP

Presented by Mt Alexander Branch of the

National Trust

WheN: Sunday 1 May

Full day bus trip.

BOOkINGS: Brian Tresidder, 03 5472 1108

or 0429 450 055, by sunday 17 April.


A guided bus trip along the Coliban

Main Channel between Malmsbury and


The Coliban scheme, was an amazing

feat of C19 engineering taking water

from the great Dividing range and

providing Bendigo and Castlemaine

with a reliable supply. This guaranteed

the future of Bendigo and Castlemaine

goldfields and still supplies a significant

part of the water required by these major

inland settlements.

The Mount Alexander Branch will conduct

full day guided bus tour with stops at

points of interest along the main Coliban

Channel between Malmsbury and

Bendigo. Numbers will be limited to 30 to

35. Bring your own lunch.

ruShWOrth eaSter

herItaGe feStIVal

WheN: easter Saturday 23rd april

The rushworth easter Heritage Festival is

an annual event held on easter saturday

and sunday. The saturday events are

held in the High street at rushworth which

is a National Trust classified heritage

streetscape and provides a wonderful

backdrop for the Festival. The risstrom

Fowler steam Traction engine leads the

vehicle component at the rushworth

easter Heritage Festival on easter

saturday in the rushworth High street.

sunday events are held out at Moora

(7km out of town)

Features of the 2011 Festival on the

saturday include a wood auction,

country and western music, childrens’

animal farm, a roving magician, a huge

market, art exhibition, bus tours to a

eucalyptus mill and miners village, face

painting, jumping castle, tug-of-war

and at 1pm a huge parade of working

draught horses, vintage vehicles and

farm machinery, floats and all sorts of

other things. The theme for floats in 2011

is “Our sunburnt Country”. We will also

be visited by the singer Car Club who will

be showing off their original and restored

cars. There will also be an easter egg

Hunt for the children.The whole Festival

is designed to be family friendly and

alcohol-free. Costs are kept down as

much as possible so families are not too

out of pocket.

The town of rushworth is surrounded

by the world’s largest ironbark forest in

which the deserted Balaclava open

cut gold mine is located. The forest

gives ample opportunity for walks, gold

prospecting (don’t forget your licence),

camping, birdwatching and riding. The

nearby Waranga Basin is ideal for fishing

and boating. The region usually boasts

magnificent weather at easter so gather

friends and family together to visit us at

easter 2011.

rISStrOM fOWler

SteaM traCtION eNGINe

The risstrom Fowler steam Traction engine

was built in leeds, england in 1912.

george risstrom purchased it 7 years

later in 1919 from the Dwyer family in

Murchison. He used it mainly for hauling

firewood from the forest to the rushworth

railway yard. During the off season it was

also used for Chaff cutting, threshing and

house removals.

During the mid 30’s the risstrom engine

was used as motive power for milling

fence droppers in the forest. This was

continued until the late 1930’s when a

permanent sawmill was established at

the rear of the property in Murchison

road, where the mill still operates.

On leaving school ron and his brothers

Doug, Jack and roy all worked with their

father george on the wood with the

Fowler. in september 1946 the Traction

engine hauled its last load of logs from

the forest.

This engine was one of about nine

Traction engines working in the area until

the 1930’s.

early in 2011 a shed will be built to house

the engine, just by the side of the High

street. it will be constructed in such a way

that the steam Traction engine will always

be visible for those interested in seeing it.

Copyright rushworth & District Historical and

preservation society 2010

further INfOrMatION: heather

Wellington, ph 5856 1454 or

the 3rD MOOra WOrkING

DrauGht hOrSe MuSter

The Moora racecourse and recreation

reserve, Moora-Heathcote road, Moora.

WheN: easter Sunday 24 april

tIMe: 10am – 4pm approx.

COSt: $5 per person, $3 for pensioners

and $1 for children under 16.

Come see our Big BOys ploughing,

harrowing, scarifing and pulling gypsy

wagons, drays, bakers carts, tipping dray

and eight horse wheat wagon.

Watch the hay grab, horse works and

blacksmith forge working.

grab a free Coach ride.

Join in the Tug of War with a Horse, then

Drive a horse in the Have a go! vintage

games for the Kids.

see Old english Corn-Dolly Making & Old

Fashioned lace-Making Demo’s.

Music & Catering all day. stationary

engines, Much More!

Marilynn on 03 5856 1405.

NOrtherN VICtOrIa


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NOrtherN VICtOrIa

44th aNNual WheatlaNDS

WarraCkNaBeal VINtaGe

MaChINery rally

Henty Highway, Warracknabeal, victoria

(1 km south of the town).

WheN: Saturday 23, Sunday 24,

& Monday 25 april

tIMe: saturday 8 am to 9.30 pm

sunday 9 am to 5 pm

Monday 8 am to 3 pm

The Annual vintage rally features John

Deere and Waterloo Boy. On saturday

there is the Annual street parade, Twilight

vintage Tractor pull and entertainment.

Also throughout the three days there are

displays of tractors, stationary engines,

a great variety of farming implements,

exhibitions, stalls and activities to suit all


WaNGaratta SWaP Meet aND

COlleCtaBleS Market

Wangaratta show grounds (evans street)

WheN: 17 april

tIMe: 6am – 3pm

COSt: general admission $5, Children 16

& under Free;

Car, truck & motorcycle parts; motor

memorabilia & manuals; collectables;

displays; tools; bush market; bric-a-brac

& craft; yesterdays Heroes show ’n’

shine; vintage engine & tractor display;

MeAsQ auto sound quality comp; Dyno

& performance horsepower shoot out

comp; free kids train ride.

Cooked breakfast from 6am; food &

drinks available all day; All proceeds

donated to the local community.




psyche pumps road. Off Cureton

Avenue, between 11th and 14th streets,

Mildura. vic. Aprox 8k from Mildura CBD.

WheN: tuesdays and thursdays,

1 pm to 4 pm

Sundays, 9.30 am to 12 noon.

COSt: $3.00 per adult, $8.00 per family

(2 adults and children).

The equipment will be ‘fired up’ on easter

sunday, 17 April

120 year old, very large, steam-enginedriven

irrigation pumping station, restored

to working order in 1995.

situated on the banks of the mighty

Murray river, this site played a crucial

part in the birth of modern Mildura.

restored, operated and maintained

by volunteer members of the sunraysia

steam preservation society inc.

The 1892, restored-to-working-order, 1,000

Horsepower steam engine and pumps

situated on the Murray river at psyche

Bend near Mildura, played a pivotal role

in turning the red, arid Mallee sand of

the region, into the oasis that is Mildura

today. it is the only survivor out of three

large, and several smaller pumping

stations, built in the late 19th century,

and is well worth a visit. Mildura rural

City Council visitor information centre,

Cnr Deakin Avenue and 12th street have

brochures, including map.

GuIDeD Walk thrOuGh

BONtharaMBO WetlaNDS

329 richardson road, Dockers plains

(about 8km north of Wangaratta)

WheN: Saturday 9 april

tIMe: Tour, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Afternoon tea (provided) at

3:30pm to 4:00pm

COSt: Free

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal. Numbers limited.

Contact: Jim Blackney at Trust for Nature or phone 0419 842 082.

guided walk through Dockers plains

pastoral Company lower Ovens river

red gum Forests & Wetlands, and

afternoon in tea in “Bontharambo”

Homestead gardens.

Dockers plains pastoral Company is a

3000 hectare property featuring extensive

river red gum Forest and over 60

wetland areas. you will be guided on a 2

hour tour to one of victoria’s most intact

and iconic rivers, the lower Ovens. see

environmental works, wetland plants

and diverse wildlife along the river.

you may even be lucky enough to see

White Breasted sea eagles. nesting on

the property. After the tour join us for

a relaxed afternoon tea (supplied) in

the gardens of the historically significant

Bonthrambo Homestead. ByO bush

walking gear, hat, sunscreen, insect

repellent and chair. Binoculars and a

camera are also suggested.

WaNDer the

WaNDererS PlaIN

WheN: Sunday 10 april

tIMe: 10:30am

COSt: Free

BOOkINGS eSSeNtIal: Nathan Wong

by Friday 1 April 2011 on 0458 965 329 or


Join Trust for Nature at Wanderers plain,

20km west of Kerang, for a tour of

grasslands and wetlands. Trust for Nature

purchased Wanderers plain in 2010

with support from the National reserve

system and state government. it is an

1895ha grassland property with extensive

wetland areas. The property is home

to some of Australia’s most threatened

grassland and grassy woodland species,

such as the swainson pea and greycrowned


Nathan Wong and eris O’Brien, the Trust’s

grassland experts will lead a tour of

wetland areas that have been recently

flooded for the first time in living memory

on the property. visitors will see a huge

diversity of wetland plants and grasses,

birds and insects on the tour. The tour

will start at 10:30am followed by lunch

with the opportunity to look around the

property afterwards.

please bring stable foot wear, sunscreen,

insect repellent and a hat. lunch will

be provided.

Meet at the corner of lalbert-Kerang

road and lake Charm-Quambatook

road (at this intersection there will be

signs to direct you to Wanderers plain).

GrIffIthS faMIly COlleCtION



36 rutley Cres. echuca

WheN: Mon. 25 april

tIMe: 10am – 4pm

guided tour of the griffiths Family

Collection of Historic Bendigo pottery

which is the best collection of its type

in Australia. The pottery exhibits date

between 1859 to 1985, displaying the

many styles of ware made by the

company during this long working period.

The pottery still continues to manufacture

today at epsom in Bendigo.

MurtOa StICk SheD

1465 Wimmera Highway, Murtoa

located in graincorp grain receival

facility. Turn off Wimmera Highway at

graincorp site entrance.

WheN: Saturday 7 May

tIMe: 10am – 4pm

COSt: Free admission

The Murtoa No1 grain store, also known

as the Murtoa stick shed, was built in 1941

using 560 unmilled timber poles to provide

emergency storage of grain brought

on by Australia’s in ability to export its

wheat crop at the time. it is believed

that the Murtoa No1 grain store is the

last remaining of its type in Australia. The

Heritage Council of victoria is currently

undertaking works to repair and restore

the building.

CONTACT Martin Zweep Heritage victoria

03 8644 8956

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VOluNteer CreW INVIteD

POrt faIry lIfeBOat

lifeboat voyages depart from the

lifeboat House, griffiths street, port Fairy.

WheN: Saturday 9 & Saturday 23 of april

tIMe: 2 p.m.

The lifeboat station will also be open

to the public on sunday 24 April (easter

sunday) from 2pm to 4 pm. The port Fairy

lifeboat was built in Williamstown in 1857

and is the oldest surviving self-righting,

self-draining lifeboat in the world. The

boat has been carefully restored to

represent the vessel in 1888. The lifeboat

house was built in 1861 before relocation

on the Moyne river in 1872, when it

was fitted with a slipway. Close by is

the rocket House, which contains an

extraordinary collection of 19 and early

20th century maritime rescue equipment.

voyages subject to weather. CONTACT

Marten syme tel. 5568 5632

s.g. Charles, runner c1938

StaWell GIft hall Of faMe

8 Main street stawell 3380

WheN: Open 9 to 5, 7 Days.

Museum established to perpetuate the

winners and history of stawell gift as a

professional foot running carnival held

over the easter break every year. First

“gift” was run in 1878 with the stawell

Athletic club being established 1877.

kOrOIt IrISh feStIVal

WheN: friday 29 april, Saturday 30 april

and Sunday

The Koroit irish Festival will be held on the

weekend of Friday April 29, saturday April

30 and sunday May 1st. The Festival is a

celebration of the irish heritage of Koroit

dating back to the towns settlement

in 1857. The

irish influence is still alive in

Koroit with family names dating back to

ireland still the most prevalent among

the towns population of 1800. The rich

countryside which first attracted irish

immigrants to Koroit still plays a big

part in everyday life with dairying and

potato growing key livelihoods for the

towns farmers. The Koroit irish Festival is

an intimate community festival which

shows off Koroit to the world with festival

numbers doubling the towns population

for the weekend. The festival includes

the Australian Danny Boy Championships

which sees singers from across the

country put forward their version of the

famous song. A top line up of visiting and

local irish music talent play in venues

around the heart of the town and potato

picking and peeling competitions

celebrate the role of the humble spud in

the town. One of the major features of

the Festival is the street procession on the

saturday which this year saw local school

children and town identities march

behind the 32 irish county flags which

were imported all the way from ireland

for the festival.



Bairnsdale Museum and resorce Centre

40 Macarthur st Bairnsdale vic 3875

WheN: 9 april – 8 May

tIMeS: sat/sun/Wed from 1pm – 4pm

COSt: Admission: Adults $4-00,

Concession/students $3-00

Children (5-15) $2-00

groups by Appointment

A photographic exhibition of the

Bairnsdale rowing Club from the 1890’s to

1930 including memorabilia (History of the

Club, regatta programmes, newspaper

cuttings etc).

east Gippsland historical Society

Phone/fax 03 5152 6363


PICture CreDItS:



The Blues Train by Ferne Millen photography

surf image courtesy of the surf World


page 10 exterior views of Como ca. 1860 - ca. 1870

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

H85. 70/34

page 10 labassa ”Ontario”, Balaclava [sic], [home

of] A. W. robertson, esq. (1985)

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

Accession No: H93.64/6 image No: pi005662

page 11 Old government House Melb[ourne]

Oct[ober],[ca. 1936], postcard

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

Accession No: H96.24 image No: pc002435

page 12 “Coolart”, Balnarring

[May 30, 1972-Feb. 18, 1979]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 13 House. Beleura Hill road opposite rothesay

Avn. Mornington. Chancellor & patrick.


pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 14 French island, Western port Bay

[February 23, 1866.]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 17 The esplanade Hotel, Queenscliff]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 17 Anakie gorge, near geelong [picture]

John Henry Harvey 1855-1938

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 17 Barwon Aquaduct, image courtesy of

Heritage victoria

page 19 Fernery in geelong Botanic gardens


page 19 geelong. “Barwon grange” [Nov. 25, 1972]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 19 portarlington Old Mill [Mar. 14, 1983]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 20 Assembly and manufacture of Ford

Falcon cars at Ford Motor Company

Broadmeadows plant, Wolfgang sievers


pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 20 geelong gaol Myers st., John Collins, sept.

25, 1976 J.T. Collins Collection,

la Trobe picture Collection, state library of


page 21 New railway station, geelong. July 11,


pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 21 Birregurra railway station [Aug. 31, 1966-Mar.

10, 1972] pictures Collection, state library of


page 21 Bay excursion steamers, Melbourne, (viC.)

postcard ca. 1912

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 22 preparing for sailing, geelong yacht Club,

geelong. [Jan. 28, 1949?]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 23 geelong. Osborne House [Apr. 5, 1964]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 23 Osborne House on Corio Bay, geelong

North Charles Daniel pratt 1893-1968,

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 25 incidents in The life Of A Waterman.

Melbourne : David syme and Co.

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 25 geelong. “The Heights” entrance driveway

side of house [Nov. 7, 1975]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 26 Drysdale Town Hall

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 26 Woman with baby in christening gown,

negative : glass ; H92.245/30

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 26 Destruction Of The lightning By Fire.

samuel Calvert [December 6, 1869]

December 6, 1869

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 32 Mechanics’ institute, Ballarat W. H. Harrison

[November 9, 1868.]

Newspapers Collection, state library of


page 32 Ballarat West railway station [ca. 1908]


pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 32 Town Hall, Ballarat West John Henry Harvey

[ca. 1875-ca. 1938]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 42 First iron flume, Coliban Main Channel [1893]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 46 sailors in a lifeboat, port Fairy, vic. [ca. 19--]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

page 46 s. g. Charles - runner [ca. 1936 - ca. 1938]

pictures Collection, state library of victoria

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grApHiC DesigN By MegAN grANT, MDesigNs, pH 0421 603 054


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Discover the story of AustrAliAn surfing At

Open daily from 9am to 5pm

Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay



Adults $10

Children $6

Families $20

Photos courtesy of Steve Ryan and Barrie Sutherland Watermarks Photo Gallery.

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