MALMSBURY

Malmsbury is a small town not too far from the approach to Kyneton. Malmsbury’s byline is that of history and heritage. There is not a lot of evidence to support the claim. The town is currently suffering ‘by-pass’ syndrome, but its freeway proximity to Kyneton and Melbourne will assist the longer term economic outlook.

European settlement began with squatters raising sheep and cattle. Gold was discovered in 1858 and the town became a service centre for diggers traveling to Bendigo and Castlemaine. Malmesbury [sic] Post Office opened on 9 November 1854, closed within two months, reopened in 1856, and was renamed Malmsbury around 1896

The Malmsbury area is known for its deposits of bluestone, used in the construction of notable buildings both locally and throughout the state, evidenced by the number of churches in Victoria that have used the stone. To this day the bluestone is produced.

The Anglican Church (the sole) is the remaining centerpiece of history. Falling congregations have the survival of the church on notice.

The Malmsbury War Memorial is represented at the entrance to the park with the Gates giving the details.

The Malmsbury Hotel, a classic Victorian, is located on the highway.

The median strip gives some info to visitors.

The 1850’s Anglican Church is worth taking the diversion.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course