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Inglewood Historic Township Walk



Gold was first discovered at Inglewood in 1859 and the find sparked a flood of some 16,000 diggers to the area. By January 1860, a new field a few miles south was opened up and dubbed "New Inglewood" and this is the site of the present township.

By the mid-1860s, the population on the field was estimated at greater than 40,000, ranking Inglewood among the biggest rushes in Victoria’s history.

Around the turn of the 20th century, gold production began to diminish and a new form of employment was sought.

The eucalyptus oil industry took hold when it was discovered that the leaves of the Blue Mallee, which grows abundantly around Inglewood, but in few other places, produced some of the best quality eucalyptus oil in the world. The district still produces the greater portion of Victoria’s eucalyptus oil.

The town draws visitors keen to see its historic buildings and antiques shops, as well as the famed Eucy Distillery Museum.

Walk the blue plaque trail and discover the rich history of Inglewood, a town built on gold. There are 52 points of interest in the town. See the link below to download a map.



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Brooke Street,  Inglewood 3517, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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Map: X909 Ref: A1

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Link Historic Township Walk Map (PDF)



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