Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Maffra in 1882

Some readers may not be aware that the Illustrated Australian News (from Melbourne) is online through Trove. One gem in there is this engraving of Maffra, published on 13 May 1882. You can have a close up look at the engraving HERE.

There is also a description of the town, HERE.

Bit of a worry though, that it still thinks it is the Shire of Avon (when Maffra was formed in 1875), and I am not really sure the Anglican Church quite looked like that. Was there an earlier one?

There are a lot of local family notices, and a search for illustrated articles where the words Gipps Land appear comes up with some gems.


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