The Penny School situated on Church Street Maldon is one of our favourite buildings in town.
Maldon Penny School
The school was called the Penny School because that was the cost of attendance at the school.
The 1856 Penny School, built of stone, brick and weatherboard as the Church of England Denominational School No.413, overlooks Maldon in Church Street. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1979. It was sold by The National Trust to a private buyer in 2014.
Poppy’s of Maldon and Beaton’s Stores will be holding a fashion event at the Maldon Hotel on June 28th at 7pm. Pop into Beaton’s Stores or Poppy’s for more details.
You can visit Carman’s Tunnel and see what it was like in a real gold mine during the 19th century, you will find Carman’s Tunnel on Parkins Reef Road. Tours of the mine operate on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays. Each tour commences at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. Each tour takes 30 – 40 minutes.
Walk around Maldon and check out the historic streetscape, explore the goldfields, head up to Mount Tarrengower for breathtaking views from the observation tower and if you’re lucky watch hang gliders leap from the Mount and fly around and below.
Take a journey back in time to the age of steam transportation on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. A real steam train service that operates between Maldon and Castlemaine.
You’ll be sure to find something that interests you.
This photo is the Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon on a nice sunny autumn Sunday morning.
Holy Trinity Church was designed in Early English gothic style by David Relph Drape and built from local schist with granite dressings. The nave was opened in 1861 and the building progressively enlarged until 1889
It consists of a nave, chancel, western porch, organ chamber and vestry. The interior is of particular note for the splendid east window dating from 1864, the work of accomplished artist John Lyon; other windows include the signed work of William Montgomery.
The first pipe organ in the church was installed in 1865 and is believed to be the Bevington organ now at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta. The present organ was built by Fincham & Hobday at a cost of £273 and was opened on 26 April 1893.
This stone cottage at Maldon is a great example of goldfields architecture. A functional cottage which once was a commonplace style of building but now has a charm that embodies the heritage of Maldon.