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.

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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.

Main Street Maldon after a November Rain

Main Street Maldon after Rain

Main Street Maldon after Rain

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.

A View of Sunny Main Street Maldon

Sunny Main Street Maldon. 14th October 2018

Sunny Main Street Maldon. 14th October 2018

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.