The Maldon Easter Parade

The 142nd Maldon Easter Parade was held today and The Maldon Easter Fair must be one of Australia’s longest running Easter festivals.

The parade was a success again this year thanks to the hard work of the Maldon Easter Fair organisers.

Many imaginative, fun and though provoking floats and entries entertained the street which was packed with people watching.

Here are some photos that were shared to Instagram of the parade.

Blue Vintage Car - Maldon Easter Parade

Blue Vintage Car – Maldon Easter Parade

If you missed out this year don’t worry, the 143rd Maldon Easter Fair is less than a year away. Thanks to everyone who organised and attended to make this year a fantastic success.

Sandy Creek Clydesdales Stud Tram at Maldon

Sandy Creek Clydesdales Stud operated the Maldon No.5 Tram for the duration of the Maldon Easter Fair.

The tram is a great way for visitors to take in an overview of Maldon whilst enjoying the novelty of a horse drawn tram.

Maldon No.9 Tram from Sandy Creek Clydesdales

Maldon No.5 Tram from Sandy Creek Clydesdales

Jaimee and Matthew run Sandy Creek Clydesdales Stud and are passionate about their family owned business and the historic town of Maldon.

Please visit their website for more information: https://sandycreekclydesdales.com.au

The Great Aussie Scone Bake 2019

The Great Aussie Scone Bake at Maldon 2019

The Great Aussie Scone Bake at Maldon 2019

The Maldon Easter Fair kicked off with the 2019 Great Aussie Scone Bake held at Main Street Maldon.

A few dozen people attended during the night which also featured the pie eating competition.

The winners this year were:

Best Commercial Scone – Berryman’s Tearooms (Katrine)
Best Private Scone – Miranda Purcell & Cassie Mills
Best Junior Scone – Meghan & Florence

Thanks to everyone from The Maldon Easter Fair committee for organising this wonderful event.

Happy Easter from Maldon – Maldon Easter Fair 2019

Happy Easter from Maldon.

It’s almost Easter for the year 2019 and the Maldon Easter Fair will begin on Thursday evening with the Great Aussie Scone Bake.

We hope you have a safe and happy Easter and that you enjoy the 142nd Maldon Easter Fair this weekend.

Vimeo Video courtesy of Archivist Media Films Commercial video production. Documentary film making. Fine art photography. Melbourne, Australia

Extra Services on the Victorian Goldfields Railway during School Holidays

The wonderful Victorian Goldfields Railway will be operating extra services during the School Holidays.

School Holiday Specials!

From 6th April until the 21st of April, the Victorian Goldfields Railway will be running steam hauled services every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Take advantage of the savings available with special family tickets.

The team at the railway will help to keep the kids entertained throughout their journey with puzzles, games, clowns, balloons and face-painting.

Find out more at the Victorian Goldfields Railway website at: https://vgr.com.au

The Historic Gutters of Maldon

Historic Open Gutters of Maldon

Historic Open Gutters of 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 three Australian faces of Joseph Jenkins: Swagman, rural labourer and man of letters.

The three Australian faces of Joseph Jenkins: Swagman, rural labourer and man of letters.

“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.

Joseph Jenkins Plaque at Maldon Railway Station

Joseph Jenkins Plaque at Maldon Railway Station

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.