Dunnstown

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Etymology

Dunnstown is named after Irish distillery owner, Robert Dunn.[1]

History

Dunnstown has a strong Irish heritage. Many locals have ancestors who settled the area when Ireland was hit with the ‘Potato Famine’ in the 1850s. It was popular with settlers due to its proximity to the goldfields of Ballarat and employment.[2]

In its heyday Dunnstown boasted sawmills, a thriving township and a distillery. x Barley was grown for the distillery but when it closed production stopped. The Irish being Irish turned to what they knew best, potatoes. The location and climate were, and still are, perfect for spuds! [3]

The original catholic school and church and of course, the pub, The Shamrock Hotel, are still in existence. Remnants of its early settlement dot the landscape, as do newer tourism attractions, such as the medieval fortress of Kryal Castle.[4]

Mt Warrenheip in one of only two Victorian Volcanos still covered by bushland. The Mt Warrenheip Flora Reserve is situated at the top of the mountain and overlooks surrounding farmlands and Kryal Castle.[5]

Governance

Moorabool Council

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Henry Brind and Co.

Notes

  1. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal
  2. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal
  3. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal
  4. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal
  5. http://www.visitmoorabool.com.au/maps/region/region/lal-lal

References


Further reading

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--Sallyanne Doyle 14:44, 14 October 2012 (EST)

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