Daylesford

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Daylesford is a town located in the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia. It is a former goldmining town about 115 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. At the 2006 census, Daylesford had a population of 3,073.[1]


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Origin of the name

Daylesford was initially called Wombat, and was known as the Jim Crow Goldfield.

History

Governance

Daylesford Mayors

# Mayor Term
[[]] 1858-1859
[[]] 1859–1860


Daylesford Mayors (1863–1921)

# Mayor Term
[[]] 1859–1860
[[]] 1863–1864
[[]] 1864–1866
[[]] 1866
[[]] 1869
William E. Stanbridge 1870–1871
[[]] 1871–1872
[[]] 1872–1873
[[]] 1873
Henry Head Sainsbury 1874–1875
Henry Head Sainsbury 1875–1876
Alexander Kidd 1876–1877
[[]] 1877–1878
George Patterson 1878
[[]] 1879–1880
George Patterson 1880
Alexander Kidd 1881
Owen Jones 1882
[[]] 1883
J.H. Wheeler 1884
[[]] 1885–1886
Thomas Deakin 1886-1887
[[]] 1887–1888
[[]] 1888–1889
[[]] 1889–1890
[[]] 1890–1891
[[]] 1891–1892
[[]] 1892–1893
[[]] 1893–1894
[[]] 1894–1895
[[]] 1895–1896
[[]] 1897-1897
Howe 1897–1898
[[]] 1898–1899
[[]] 1899–1900
[[]] 1900–1901
[[]] 1901–1902
[[]] 1902–1903
[[]] 1903–1904
[[]] 1904–1905
[[]] 1905–1906
[[]] 1906–1907
[[]] 1907–1908
[[]] 1908–1909
Dr Trewhella 1909–1910
[[]] 1910-1911
R. C. Densem 1911-1912
[[]] 1912–1913
[[]] 1913–1914
[[]] 1914
[[]] 1914–1915
G. H. Walton 1915–1916
J. B. Howe 1916–1917
W. L. Harris 1917–1918
[[]] 1918–1919
Robert Marshall 1919–1920
[[]] 1920–1921
Trembath 1923–1924
J. W. King 1924–1925, retired due to ill health in October 1924.
W. A. Weir Oct 1924–1925
[[]] 1925–1926
H. A. M. Broomfield 1932
A. Lehmann 1940–1941
Edgar Hart 1955 (died in office)

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Manufacturers

A.C. Martin

C.R. Moore

Daylesford Butter Factory

Daylesford Worsted and Woollen Mills

Daytex

White and Oldham, wheelwrights and coach builders

Wombat Hill Sawmills


Services

Daylesford and Hepburn Waterworks

Daylesford Pyrites Works

Daylesford Powder Magazine

Daylesford Fire Brigade


Tourism

Daylesford New Year's Eve Parade

“BACK TO DAYLESFORD.”
The municipal welcome to “home comers” was held in the Town Hall this morning, and several hundreds, among whom were Mrs Harvey, the first native white girl in Daylesford, who was born at Tipperary Point, in 1855; Mrs Emmitt, born Daylesford, 1856; Mr “Ned” Moore, here in 1854, and “Sam” Morris, an old-time famous cricketer, when Bonnar brought the Australian Eleven to Daylesford many years ago, "stumped” three of them, Bonnor included, in three successes balls. Morris, who for a great number of years was connected with the South Melbourne Club, is now unfortunately totally blind. He received a hearty greeting when invited to a seat on the platform. Speeches of welcome were made by the mayor (Cr Lehman), Cr Smythe (presidents of Glenlyon Shire), Crs M'Donald and Trembath. Dr Smythe, of the University, and Mr Ned Moore responded. Subsequently a group photograph was taken and numbers spent half-an-hour in meeting old friends who had not fore gathered for lengthy periods, and almost forgotten friendships were renewed.[2]

Transport

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

Architecture

Education

Daylesford School of Mines


Media

See also

Daylesford Cemetery

Daylesford Avenue of Honour

Daylesford New Year's Eve Parade

Daylesford Railway Line

J.J. Larkins

Samuel Morris

Maurice Sartori

Mining in Daylesford - Mining companies in Daylesford - Mining gullies in Daylesford - Mining gutters in Daylesford - Mining leads in Daylesford - Mining reefs in Daylesford

Notes

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylesford,_Victoria
  2. Ballarat Star, 24 November 1921.


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Further reading

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--Sallyanne Doyle 23:27, 21 February 2013 (EST); --C.K.Gervasoni 09:26, 8 May 2014 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 16:36, 18 June 2016 (AEST)

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