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 […]
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?
With thanks to Trentham & District Historical Society. The little weatherboard cottage at 3 Camp St served as Trentham’s police station from 1866 to 1984. That it remains on the site is largely due to Sgt Jack Burke, who was in charge at Trentham from 1961 to 1988. During the 1980s, he resisted pressure to […]
What was Popple Town? And what was placed beneath the foundation stone of Malmsbury Viaduct in October 1859?
The Old Rectory is believed to be the oldest surviving stone house in Kyneton, having been commissioned by the Church of England in 1850.