Don’s vintage truck spotted on Main Street at Maldon. Note the beer tap on the radiator.
Category - Maldon
Joseph Jenkins, a Welshman, stayed at Maldon for ten years tending to the gutters which are now a historic feature of our town.
“The story of Joseph Jenkins is one of the more curious tales of our history. A meticulous diarist, he comes to Australia from his homeland of Wales in 1868, and spends 25 years here as a swagman, street-sweeper, miner, farmhand and poet.”
Joseph obtained regular employment in 1884 as a cleaner of streets and drains in the town of Maldon, a few miles north from Castlemaine.
He remained here working until he reached the age of 76 and became homesick for Wales. Having saved the fare, he departed Maldon by rail on 23 November 1894, and embarked on the ss Ophir which docked at Tilbury docks on 5 January 1895.
In 1994 a water drinking fountain and a plaque were erected at Maldon railway station to recognise the centenary of Joseph Jenkins’s departure and his unique record of the life of a rural worker in Victoria.
It’s been a very dry year so when we had some decent rain on the night of 4th November it was a welcome sight.
Main Street looks so pretty on a damp morning. This photo was taken just after 8am at Main Street Maldon.
Long range rain forecasts do not look good for us, so please conserve your water and ensure you make it through the dry months.
Today is a lovely sunny spring day at Maldon and Main Street looks so beautiful in the morning.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Maldon. So if you’re looking to do a day trip from Melbourne then there is still time to leave and arrive by lunch time to explore our wonderful goldfields town.
Maldon is a historic town and we have some amazing examples of original goldfields architecture around the town.
This building can be found on High Street at Maldon, diagonally opposite the Post Office.
Explore the wonderful gold rush architecture of Maldon which spans from the mid 1850s to 1950s and even into modern times.
There are plenty of things to do around Maldon and exploring the amazing architecture of the town is just one of them.
Today is a beautiful sunny spring day at Maldon.
As you drive into Maldon you will see the spectacular wattle blooming and as you venture down Main Street you will see our historic town bathing in the sunlight.
Blue skies and sunshine makes for a great day trip. Visit Maldon to experience everything our original gold rush town has to offer.
Once a Bakery, the historic McArthur’s building dates back to 1854 during the height of the early Victorian Gold Rush.
This fine example of goldfields architecture has stood the test of time and is a stunning example of an original Maldon building.
Now used for a variety of pop up shops, this building is definitely worth a look while you visit Maldon.
This is a photograph of the static gun and rotunda at the Maldon Shire Gardens on High Street Maldon.
We have no idea of the history of the gun but it does form part of the war memorial at Maldon Shire Gardens. The gun sits behind the cenotaph.
People sometimes ask where the tyres are. The gun is mounted on a circular rail. It’s possible that the gun never had tyres but rotated on the rails.
If anyone knows anything more about the gun please leave some information in the comments below.