Trentham’s distinctive 1970s High Street clock holds special significance for the town: it commemorates the life and career of Dr Gweneth Wisewould (1884-1972). From a well-to-do Brighton family, she had already enjoyed a full career in Melbourne before arriving in Trentham. She had worked at the Melbourne, Alfred and Queen’s Memorial hospitals; performed surgery at […]
Trentham’s police complex is thought to have had only a single cell until 1879, when a rod-and-slab portable double cell arrived from Kyneton.
With thanks to Woodend & District Heritage Society. The society meets on Wednesdays, 10am-4pm, at the old courthouse in Forest St, Woodend. It’s June 1919. Barely seven months have passed since the end of World War I. The president of the Woodend branch of the Returned Soldiers’ Association, James McDonald, is about to address a […]
Situated opposite Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre, it was one of the first hotels reached by travellers coming from Kyneton.
The Trentham district has had 21 schools since the first was built in the 1850s. Only two are still operating.
Islay House, a familiar sight on the main road through Woodend, started life as a hotel. But how did it get its name? And how should you pronounce it?