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  • petergab10
    Melbourne, Australia588 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The silos have been titled 'Hope' the story of three pioneer residents of St Arnaud a former gold mining town by artist Kyle Torney. The colour palette he has used really highlight the details he has put into his artwork.

    You will find other painted murals throughout the town by the talented artist, l picked up a map from the information center and use Google Maps. It was a great help to find them.
    Written 6 July 2023
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  • highst25
    Camberwell, Australia174 contributions
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    Best place to stop for a picnic on a road trip. Lots of places to sit in sun or shade and lovely environment.Much better than designated rest area up the street.
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • Matt W
    Marleston, Australia11 contributions
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    My wife and I visited this place with our two young children.
    There really is something for everyone here and the friendly owners spared no effort in making us feel welcome and answering all our questions.
    You don't need to be religious to gain an appreciation of the history of the bible, the empires and nations of bible times and the customs, habits and lifestyle of the historical figures who ensured the Bible has survived till today as the best selling book of all time.
    Amazing place and well worth a visit.
    Written 21 July 2017
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia64,956 contributions
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    This was originally the Crowns Office , built in 1876- described at the time as being 'somewhat squat, but far being from unhandsome'- it was built of Yowang Granite.

    So before you even venture in, you can appreciate that the building is quite beautiful. It's easy to locate on the Main Street with parking at the front. It is opposite the Queen Mary Botanic Gardens... which gives you a chance to stop and then stroll through the gardens.

    I arrived on a very cold Saturday- 8C... and I was greeted by two lovely volunteers. They left me to look around and then answered all of my questions. My experience here was really good.
    Written 3 July 2021
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  • MrDavetheSarks
    Melbourne, Australia20,220 contributions
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    A rather large park with some interesting aspects, including old gold mine. Nice place to wander around, and quite large to explore too.
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia64,956 contributions
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    The ladies at the Information Centre suggested I go to the Railway exhibit, I was actually wanting to go to see the old railway station. However, when I arrived... this is a fully restored railway station and beautifully done.

    But it's more than that... the community have put the old station to good use and at the moment they have a gorgeous ceramic exhibit in there. There is also a gift store at the front selling locally made goods. The volunteer staff member when I arrived was a softly spoken American woman who was just lovely and very helpful. She tells me the exhibit changes every two months and invited me back to see the next one.

    There are many reasons to visit here... if you like old buildings...in the late 1800s this station was built... and later the yards extended to include a turntable. The silos around this station also add to the appeal for photographers. I would most definitely put this on your list if you are into history and art.
    Written 3 July 2021
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  • FyingKiwi
    Christchurch, New Zealand948 contributions
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    This is a town Heritage walk well worth doing. A guide brochure is available from the Information Centre. The brochure provides considerable information for each of the heritage places of significance, and the buildings are still there in all their splendor. Sights along the way are fabulous and will definitely have your camera clicking. All of the sights also have plaques that reinforce the significance of each point. A must do.
    Written 17 January 2019
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
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    Pretty fenced off bush walking area that takes the hard work out of bushwalking by labelling all the plants of interest

    You can also grab an informative pamphlet from the St Arnaud Information Centre that names all 70+ flora species that can be found in garden. Best visited in October

    TIP: located on Centre Rd. Google maps location is also accurate
    Written 12 November 2018
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia64,956 contributions
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    The current Immaculate Conception Catholic Church replaced an earlier church built in 1874. A plaque records: Parish of The Immaculate Conception - St Arnaud - A welcoming and caring community, where Christ is visible - This plaque commemorates the centenary of - the opening of this church - on Sunday 3rd February 1907 - by Bishop Joseph Higgins, Bishop of Ballarat, - with Gerald Doyle, Parish Priest of St Arnaud - and William Davis, Assistant Priest.

    The church holds it's place on a corner and it looks huge because of the aspect that it sits on the block. It really is something to behold though... what a shame the churches are closed due to Covid, I imagine this one is a bit decadent inside.

    Still worth a look--- easy to locate. I put the address into the Sat Nav... and on this rare occasion it took me straight there. :)
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
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    Located within town and surrounding town is the St Arnaud regional park. The highlight is probably the wax garden. Worth a visit Im spring when wildflowers are in bloom
    Written 22 December 2021
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia64,956 contributions
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    Thirteen kilometers south of St Arnaud is St Peter’s Church at Carapooee, known as the “Pebble Church”. The church was designed by architect Leonard Terry and Mr. Valentine Nott Mogg of ‘Swanwater Station’ laid its foundation stone in May 1869. The church is constructed of white quartz pebbles in varying sizes which are set in pinkish colored mortar. The pebbles were collected by locals from miners’ claims in the nearby hills. Valentine Mogg’s ‘Swanwater Station’ was also constructed of quartz pebbles in the same manner but there is supposedly no other church in Victoria constructed this like this.

    Built in 1870 and clearly loved by the community until 2019 when the last service and deconsecration of the Carapooee “Pebble Church” occurred on the 2nd of June. So these days it's all about tourism. There is a sign to indicate where it is off the main road but no indication of how far down the rural road you will travel. I also didn't make a note of that.... but it's not in the first few minutes.

    There is heaps of car parking here ... and it's easy just to open the gate and go for a walk around the church. It's history is unique which makes this church worth stopping at.
    Written 9 July 2021
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
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    Interesting historic artefact of the gold mining history of area. Worth a quick stop while driving past. Located near corner of Box Rd and Wimmera highway
    Written 21 December 2021
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
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    A conflict that is all but forgotten in Australia now but at the time was an important part of this young nations coming of age.

    Erected to commemorate the part taken in the South African War of 1899 - 1902 by volunteers from St Arnaud and District.

    Pte H. E. Schultze
    Killed at Belmont,
    25th Nov 1899

    Lieut W. Skene
    Killed at Nooitgedacht
    13th Dec 1900
    Written 9 November 2021
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