This is the fifth in a series of articles to encourage you to explore our region and our amazing Shire.
Firstly, the answers to the fourth photo quiz:
Photo 13: This historic building was the Police Residence built in 1875 in the Police Paddock in Camp Street, Daylesford behind the old Court House. Built for 529 Pounds and 5 Shillings, it was used for almost a century. There is a series of interesting interpretive signs in the Camp Street precinct, well worth exploring.
Photo 14: Located at the bottom end of the Daylesford Primary School on the corner of Ruthven Street, where you can “learn a lot next door”. This post was an old way of marking a bend in a service pipe, probably water. Nowadays we just need to do “Dial Before You Dig” on-line to get all the information and maps we need to know about where all the services are, be they water, gas, phone, electricity, sewer or NBN.
Photo 15: The Curios and Antiques Store on the corner of Vincent Street and Central Springs Road. Another great historical building which was: the Clarence Hotel in 1854 – known as the “Grog Cave”; Bank of Victoria 1868; Commercial Bank 1943; Tourist Bureau Road Station for the Blue Line Pioneer Tours Ballarat Bus Service in 1946; National Bank; and then in 1973 and since, Triggers Old Wares Stores. If you haven’t been inside then you have missed a unique attraction.
Photo 16: The Daylesford Farmers Market run by Rotary, fourth Saturday each month, except for the Covid interruptions. Funds raised are used for a range of Community projects and causes. For instance, Daylesford Rotary recently contributed $5,000 towards the Master Plan for redevelopment of the Daylesford Hospital and $2,000 towards Hepburn Regional Community Cheer. A great Market that complements the weekly Sunday Market at the Daylesford Railway Station.
Now this week’s photo quiz, let’s take a trip to other parts of our Shire:
See The Wombat Post next week for the answers.
Victor Szwed is a Daylesford resident who has been involved in various community roles in our Shire for more than 26 years.