Talbot

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Etymology

History

Originally the land encompassing Talbot formed part of the country of the Jajawurrung tribe (or Djadja Wurrung). [1] In 1836 Major Thomas Mitchell, the colony’s Surveyor-General, passed through the then-uncharted region in search of new grazing land. He was reported to have been the first white man seen by the Jajawurrung tribe. Mitchell was so entranced by the lush pastures he found that he christened the area “Australia Felix” (Latin for "fortunate Australia”).[2]

Although there had been rumours in the area as early as 1840, the first major gold rush in the area around current day Talbot took place in December 1852 at Daisy Hill, near Amherst Cemetery (2km west of Talbot). News quickly spread and within a few weeks hundreds of miners 'rushed' from the nearby Castlemaine goldfields. [3]

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See also

Talbot Avenue of Honour

Talbot Soap and Candle Works

Notes

  1. http://www.talbottourism.org/home/history.htm
  2. http://www.talbottourism.org/home/history.htm
  3. http://www.talbottourism.org/home/history.htm

References


Further reading

External links

Talbot Observatory



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