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Summer 2019

EAT | ADVENTURE | STAY | RELAX WELLBEING | WHAT’S ON | SHOP


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Welcome to The (Little) Local Welcome to the Summer edition of The (Little) Local - a seasonal guide for visitors to the Central Highlands. We really hope you enjoy this edition of The Little Local. It’s packed with features on locals (you can read the full stories in The “Big” Local at www.tlnews.com.au), places to head, markets to wander around and live music to enjoy. Oh, there’s also a map and if you find yourself talking to one of our great advertisers, say hi from us! This edition is also online at www.thelittlelocal.com.au The (Little) Local is produced by The Local Publishing Group Pty Ltd. Editor: Donna Kelly | Photographer: Kyle Barnes 5348 7883 | 0416 104 283 | DHSLocal www.tlnews.com.au | tl_news

Front page: A New Zealand memory with Kyle’s Uncle Jimmy Barnes!


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Stuff to do / 5

Free places!

Pretty cheap places!

New Year’s Eve Parade at Daylesford Sailors Falls waterfall/lookout Mt Franklin Reserve Thomas’ Lookout/Cornish Hill Glenlyon Reserve Jubilee Lake Daylesford Mill Market Lake Daylesford Wombat Hill Botanic Garden Trentham Rail Trail Trentham Falls Myriad mineral springs Markets Bush walks Lerderderg Gorge

Daylesford Motorfest 2020 New Year’s Day at Glenlyon Reserve Daylesford Museum Creswick Woollen Mills Cricket Willow, Shepherds Flat The Convent Gallery, Daylesford Kyneton Aquatic Centre Creswick Museum Maze House, Mt Prospect (pictured) Train rides at Daylesford Market Lavandula Hepburn Springs Golf Club Trentham Golf Club


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If you want some beautiful jewellery, affordably priced and locally crafted, then you’d better move fast. Ruby Wilson-Pierce launched her jewellery business, Ruby Fierce, last month and her stunning pieces, mostly rings, were in high demand. The 23-year-old started making jewellery six years ago, mainly wrapping wire around gemstones. Ruby, a Daylesford resident, said she had always loved gems and used to carry them around in her pockets. “One day I thought I want to wear them, not have them shoved in my pockets so I started making pieces for myself and then my friends starting asking if I could make pieces for them... About a year ago an awesome silversmith, Fran Harkin, gifted me a big box of all her old tools and gave me a few lessons. From then on I just tucked myself away in my tiny shed and just played around. I went back to Fran a few days later and showed her a ring and she said it was actually pretty good.” Link: www.rubyfierce.com

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ChillOut / 9

The key to a good event, says new ChillOut Festival director Michele Bauer, is all about a great audience reaction. “Audiences are so different, but we are in what people are dubbing the ‘experience economy’ and I think that’s true and really true for festivals as well. And one of the beautiful things about festivals is that it provides you with the experience to step out of your day-to-day. And pride festivals in particular are not just about stepping out of your day-to-day but also embracing a part of you. Maybe you can’t go to work or be at home and be out and proud every day so you can go to a pride festival and really embrace that part of you in a very public way. I guess what makes a good event is if the audience is taking away a good experience overall.” Michele, who moved to Daylesford last year with her partner, has a background in theatre and events, which included being interim CEO for Sydney’s Mardi Gras. She said the role of festival director for ChillOut came up, she applied and had the right skills.

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People / 11

For real estate agents, Saturdays are likely to centre around open homes or perhaps auctions but for Hocking Stuart Daylesford’s Gary Cooke, for about eight months they are all about netball. The Hepburn netball coach has just taken all three of the club’s senior grades to the Central Highlands Football/Netball League’s grand final, with his A and C grade teams both taking out the premierships this year. Asked how he felt at the end of the day Gary just offered “relieved”. “C won, B lost and then A won, so it was up, down and up again. I don’t think I want to do that again, it was emotionally exhausting, but I am so proud of the girls.” Gary, pictured above with the A Grade team, said the A Grade game was the hardest with the team down by seven goals to Springbank in the first quarter. “We had to fight back but that has been our motto throughout the year, the team that fights back. We just kept soldiering on and won by force – we always knew we could do it.”

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A group of Hepburn Shire residents is advocating for a small, “community” flock of geese to be returned to Lake Daylesford. The call comes after Hepburn Shire Council removed a flock of 29 geese and six ducks in July citing biodiversity and animal cruelty issues. One of the group, Ballarat Poultry Society member, Di Le Long, said since the removal of the geese, Lake Daylesford had been lifeless. Ms Le Long said the geese were a vital part of the ecosystem of the lake, the protectors of other waterbirds, particularly from foxes, and since their removal many other birds had also left the area. “Other councils, such as Macedon Ranges and Port Phillip, value what geese bring to their lakes in Riddells Creek and Albert Park and I believe our council now understands the depth of feeling people have for the Daylesford geese. We are advocating for a small community flock to bring back the diversity of waterbirds to the lake. We have a community garden, a community cinema – why not a community flock?”

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Mineral Water Bathing ~ Spa Treatments ~ Gift Vouchers ~ Accommodation

Book online at: hepburnbathhouse.com or call: (03) 5321 6000


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What’s on...

There are always plenty of things happening around the Central Highlands...here’s just a few to get you started. Daylesford New Year’s Eve Parade - It’s wild and wacky and you just have to go with the flow. Check out marching bands, emergency vehicles, vintage cars, men on motorbikes in mankinis...The annual parade is a big hit with locals and tourists. Enjoy the woodchop and children’s entertainment before the main attraction starts at 8pm. Glenlyon New Year’s Day - People have been flocking to the beautiful Glenlyon Reserve for more than 150 years to enjoy this wonderful, relaxed day out. Bring an Eskie or line up for a bullboar or hamburger. There is the World Championship Mineral Water Drinking Championship and the slightly disturbing Bullboar Sausage Eating Championship. A word from the wise? Stand back a little. Lavandula’s Lavender Harvest Festival - Held on Sunday, January 12, this festival is a celebration of all things lavender. There will also be the festive energy of local Morris dancers Brandragon, along with demonstrations from lavender distilling and lavender wand making to wool spinning. For the children there will be pony rides, puppet shows and a face painter. The original 1860s farmhouse will be open for tours by original descendants. Daylesford Motorfest 2020 - It’s bigger and better with room to accommodate more than 1500 display vehicles. Following on from the success of the 2019 Daylesford Motorfest, the event will be held at Victoria Park on Sunday, February 16, and be open to all makes and models of collectible vehicles from the past 100 years, with more displays and demonstrations. Tickets are now available online.

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Daylesford Motorfest 2020 is going to be bigger and better with room to accommodate more than 1500 display vehicles. Following on from the success of the 2019 Daylesford Motorfest, teh event will be held at Victoria Park on Sunday, February 16 and be open to all makes and models of collectable vehicles from the past hundred years, with more displays and demonstrations. Tickets are now available online. This year the event donated money to groups including Daylesford Xmas Cheer, The 5000 Club, Daylesford CFA, Hepburn CFA, Trentham CFA, Musk CFA, Daylesford Health Services, The Healthy Leg Club, Shannon’s Bridge, Hepburn Wildlife Shelter, Daylesford College, Daylesford Kindergarten, Hepburn Kindergarten, Daylesford Table Tennis, Daylesford Hepburn United Soccer Club, St Vincent de Paul, the Daylesford RSL and the Franklin Masonic Lodge.

Link: www.daylesfordmotorfest.com

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SPEND SUMMER AT THE DAYLESFORD HOTEL A cooling ale and a sparkling spritz. Summer salads and platters shared. A beer garden made to graze and laze for hours.

03 5348 2335 LUNCH FRI - SUN 12-3PM DINNER 7 NIGHTS FROM 5PM

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Warriors / 19

At Mt Franklin two former scientists work to reform global companies as a step towards saving endangered species. They are pushing for international trade in wildlife to become digital and brought into the 21st century. The illegal trade in flora and fauna is estimated to be worth up to $375 billion a year. Lynn Johnson and Peter Lanius met when studying for their doctorates in particle physics, the science that brought us everything from the World Wide Web to touchscreen technology. Lynn, 54, comes from the north of England and is the first in her family to go to university. Peter, 53, originates from East Berlin. Back then it looked as though within five years the rhinoceros would be extinct and Vietnam was the epicentre of the problem. Lynn and Peter tackled the problem creatively. After research in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City they designed ads in glossy business and airline magazines to show why businessmen need not offer rhino horn to seal business negotiations.

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Pig and Whistle Iconic pub in the paddock

Family dining room and bistro Bar with pool table and big screen TV Guinness on tap Local wine list Country-style meals 705 James Lane, Trentham East 5424 1213 pigandwhistletrentham@gmail.com Meal opening hours Monday - Friday: 5pm-8pm Saturday & Sunday: noon-3pm & 5pm-8pm


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Dining / 21

Love a good meal deal... Monday:

Peppers Mineral Springs, Hepburn - Feed me - includes a glass of beer or wine, $45 pp

Tuesday:

Pig & Whistle, Trentham East - entrees from $8, mains from $20 and all desserts $8

Wednesday:

Bellinzona, Hepburn - 2/3 courses & a glass of wine - $40/$50 Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham - $18 Cosmo classics mains, $9 kids’ meals

Thursday:

Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford - Steak Night - $20

Sunday:

Daylesford Hotel, Daylesford - Roast, a pot or glass of wine or soft drink - $25

Every day:

Steakhouse, Daylesford - Kids under 12 eat free with any main meal. New $25 express lunch menu. Seven days a week.

Fundraising raffles:

Friday evenings at The Farmers Arms Hotel, Daylesford, the Daylesford Bowling Club and the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham.

Community Lunch:

The 5000 Club, Victoria Park, Daylesford - Friday lunch. All welcome.


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Bullarto / 18

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Artists / 23

Jennifer England was born in Coffs Harbour in 1974. After finishing school she moved to Sydney and enrolled in a fine arts diploma course. The now-Glenlyon resident graduated in 1994 and began working full-time in the arts and painting at night for almost 20 years. “I returned to Coffs Harbour in 2011, when my daughter Martha was nearly two years old and opened 1st Avenue Gallery in Sawtell with a friend from school days. The gallery was very successful. Again in Coffs Harbour I was approached to run an art group for Headspace, and this has led me to an abiding belief in the value of art for young people attending similar groups and in similar situations. From an early age I knew that I was going to be an artist and this was recognised in both primary and high school. I had already had a fairly arty upbringing as my mum is a music educator, passionate about free music education.�

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WALKING TOURS

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Come on our engaging guided walk and all will be revealed…

www.alicesjourneys.com Bookings are essential: Daylesford Visitor Information Centre t: 1800 454 891 or trybooking.com AlicesJourneys alicesjourneys8459 0455 519 111 | info@alicesjourneys.com


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Lynda Poke, from Alice’s Journeys is surprised how few modernday locals realise that before it was a wellness destination Daylesford was a gold rush town - with a sprinkling of crime. On her walking tours she takes locals and visitors into the heritagelisted, former courthouse and a bunch of other buildings that come to life as untold tales are revealed. “Walking tours are such an easy and engaging way to get to know and understand a place without having to do all the reading and research,” explains Lynda. One of her history mysteries revolves around Ann Baker. Ann was a feisty character, one of the regular defendants at the 1850s courthouse. As a sex worker charged with prostitution, she was not unlike many of the goldfields women moonlighting to earn a living. But did her client Magistrate Daly let her go the day of her latest appearance? You’ll have to take part in an Alice’s Journey to find out.

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In their powerful anthem Gimme Shelter, the Rolling Stones sang of a storm “threatening my very life today”. It seems they were prophetic as horrific bushfires interstate drive up the demand for shelters, with some home owners installing two six-person bunkers. In Little Hampton, fruit and flower grower and artist Paul Ulrik is happy with his two-year-old concrete and steel bunker as he regards the Wombat State Forest just 200 metres away. Handily, it also keeps fine wine bottles cool. After 10 years as a fire guard facilitator for the CFA, running 500 workshops, he knows a thing or two about fires, describing the enormous relief he felt when his bunker went in two years ago, 13 years after he moved in. Tufts of grass sprout from the mound of earth above Paul’s seven-tonne box of 150ml concrete and steel, all softened by a handsome Japanese maple. All that is visible is a big heavy door, a wind-driven extraction vane and a smaller shaft so air can circulate within.

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ON THE BANKS OF LAKE DAYLESFORD

Exquisite water views from any vantage point, The Boathouse Restaurant offers a sophisticated dining venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can take in the beautiful views from our warm and cosy indoor dining area for winter catch ups and our outdoor deck and seating area during the warmer months. The Boathouse Restaurant provides year-round comfort with stylish food and a relaxed yet professional style of service, making it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine over a meal with family and friends.

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Artisans / 31

At first sight Peter de Deugd wasn’t convinced the old garage in Clunes fitted the bill for Timmermans - fine furniture makers. “We were in Clunes for Booktown...I was leaning against the corrugated iron wall in my best jumper and it pulled a thread and I thought what a big ugly building,” the carpenter says. “But my wife Gen said: ‘hang on, imagine if you could have any building, you know, it ticks all the boxes’.” Peter and Genevieve established Timmermans in Fraser Street two years ago. Stepping into the expansive showroom, two things strike a potential customer of this woodwork furniture business: it’s definitely a family affair and a love of timber and bespoke objects is writ large. The couple has eight children and one due in January. The eldest children and Genevieve’s parents have a hands-on involvement in the showroom. “Children don’t generally engage with adults in workplaces but we believe it’s important that our children interact with adults from diverse backgrounds within the business setting.”

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Old hedge maze Country carnival garden and café Open every day in the summer holidays from Saturday 28 December to January 28, 10 to 5pm 3155 Midland Hwy, Newlyn North (Just 10 mins from Daylesford)www.mazehouse.com.au

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Kyneton beekeeper Claire Moore, pictured above left with her family, is the runner up of the national 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Claire won the state level award earlier in 2019 and went on to compete at the national level. Claire said her project was breeding genetically-diverse queen bees for the commercial bee industry – a calling which started when she was just four years old. “I always wanted to be a queen bee breeder, either that or a stockbroker, they seemed equally exciting.” Stockbroking came first and after studying politics at university Claire found herself in the banking industry for the next 12 years – but also dabbled in beekeeping. “I was this weird mix of stockbroking and beekeeping – and I used to get in trouble for having queen bees sent to the snail mail room at work.” Claire said there were three types of beekeepers: those doing it for honey, those for pollination and those for breeding queens. The last is the most technical and her passion.

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Rosie Cooper has a wild idea that is delivering healthcare right back into the hands of locals. Daylesford is a good growing climate, with cool temperatures and good rainfall – and lots of those plants growing wild, even the invasive weeds, can easily be used in herbal medicine. “In some ways herbal medicine is simple and it’s a matter of picking a few leaves and rubbing them on your skin or making them into a tea, but it can be super complex too and we’re going into both ends of that with Wild Fennel.” The free community group meets on the third Saturday of every month in Daylesford – hosted by Rosie, who has been studying herbal medicine for about 10 years and is very passionate and knowledgeable about it. Each month, they focus on a different herb growing wild and local – wild fennel, by the way, is good for supporting the digestive system. “It’s about taking health care back into our own hands. We had about 50 people at our first meeting.”

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Numbers you might need Emergency – Fire, Police, Ambulance - 000 Daylesford Taxis – 5348 1111 Springs Medical Centre, Daylesford – 5348 2227 Daylesford Hospital – 5321 6500 Daylesford Police – 5348 2342 SES – 132 500 Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre – 5321 6123 Springs Family Dental – 5348 2939

Places you might need Daylesford Post Office – 86 Vincent Street ATMs: Bendigo – 97 Vincent Street, Daylesford; Westpac – 45 Vincent Street, Daylesford; Commonwealth – 36-40 Vincent Street, Daylesford

A secret you might like! It must be one of the most beautiful avenues in the region but it wasn’t planted in the memory of a war. It was planted in readiness for the federation of Australia. This avenue also has an unusual planting of elm, oak, elm, oak... Can you find it?


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The Convent Daylesford

The Convent is Daylesford’s most iconic building, surrounded by six acres of stunning gardens. Beautifully restored it now houses eight individual galleries over three levels and includes a museum, chapel, gift shop, cafe and function rooms. Come and experience the magic of the Convent!

HIGH TEAS AVAILABLE Call us today to book. Open 10am to 4pm daily. Closed public holidays. Admission fee $5.00.

7 Daly Streets, Daylesford 03 5348 3211

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Farmers / 41

You can get some of the best food in the most unexpected places. Just ask Boyd Carmody of Creswick Open Range Farm. “Long before I was an egg producer, I drove road trains in some of the most remote places in Australia. But Little Topar Roadhouse, about 100 kilometres east of Broken Hill, had the best eggs you ever tasted. That was because they came from the chooks living out back. That’s classic open range.” Boyd ventured out in lots of different careers before settling on being an open range egg farmer. He initially joined the navy as an apprentice aircraft engineer before wandering off to start an earth moving business and driving big rigs around Australia. He then lived in Western Australia for a decade before coming back to Victoria, carting sweet potatoes out of the Newlyn/Creswick corridor. Then, seven years ago, with little more than a few chooks in the front yard, someone gave the family a rooster. With that, Creswick Open Range Farm was born.

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The Garden Studio @ The Shelter Shed Looking for somewhere to stay in the Central Highlands, perhaps with your pooch? Look no further. The Garden Studio @ The Shelter Shed is a private studio apartment, set on half an acre in the grounds of an old school at Glenlyon - and fully fenced. Enjoy a quiet drink on the deck while your pup runs free. Or stroll down to the welcoming Glenlyon General Store. From $240 for two nights. Check us out on Airbnb, ID listing 22453215 Details: hello@2cool4school.com.au or call 0416 104 283.


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Dining / 45

I was chatting with a bloke recently, who said: “You know, three women put this region on the map - Carol White at Lavandula, Tina Banitska at The Convent and Alla Wolf-Tasker at Lake House.” Big call but if the cap fits, and I think it does, wear it. And so it was lovely to be sitting with Carol last Saturday as we dined at the always beautiful Lavandula. It was a glorious day with loads of people enjoying al fresco dining amid myriad blooms and chattering birds, on sturdy tables or deliciously green grass. Everywhere there were pretty pots of flowers and loads of comfortable cushions. Carol has always been a great believer in reusing found objects and you see them everywhere. Pallets made into display huts, recycled church pews, jam jars as water glasses. We checked out the blackboard menus and everything’s delicious. Lavender, of course, features too. We had both the lavender scones with jam and stacks of cream and a beautifully refreshing lavender lemonade.

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Chillin’ tunes

Music / 47

There are plenty of cool places to kick back and listen to some tunes in the Central Highlands. The Criterion Hotel in Castlemaine has fantastic live music on Friday and Saturday. If you want a great night out, it’s the place to be! Bellinzona Grange at Hepburn has live music every Saturday night, and check out their great locals’ menu! Live music is also a staple for the weekends at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Trentham - and they have some awesome artists exhibiting. There’s also some great live tunes at the Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel in Hepburn Springs most weekends. Music at The Radio Springs Hotel in Lyonville starts on Friday nights and continues through to Sunday afternoons. There’s a mix of blues, country, covers and everything in between. Make sure you find your way to Blue Bean Love Cafe in Hepburn Springs. There’s live music all weekend. And just up from there, in Hepburn Springs, the PalaisHepburn is back up and running with loads of great live music. Oh, the Scrub Hill Church has cool live events - check online.

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BOOMERANG HOLIDAY RANCH Trail riding through picturesque bushland. All rides supervised by qualified staff.

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You can find everything you need at weekend markets, from fresh fruit and veg, to handmade jewellery and wares, throughout the Central Highlands and surrounds. Here are just a few. Daylesford Railway Market – every Sunday (Pictured left) Wesley Hill Market – every Saturday Daylesford Farmers Market – first Saturday Golden Plains Farmers Market – first Saturday Trentham Neighbourhood Centre Makers’ Market – first Saturday Castlemaine Artists Market – first Sunday Kyneton Farmers Market – second Saturday Ballan Farmers Market – second Saturday Kyneton Rotary Community Market – second Saturday Maldon Market – second Sunday Clunes Farmers Market – second Sunday Trentham Farmers and Makers markets – third Saturday Glenlyon Farmers Market – third Saturday Creswick Market – third Saturday Leonards Hill Market – third Saturday Talbot Farmers Market – third Sunday Woodend Lions Market - third Sunday Buninyong Village Market – fourth Sunday Trentham Station Sunday Market – fourth Sunday


Open 7 days 9am ‘till 4pm No reservations

Delicious all day grazing & take away in the enchanted gardens on Wombat Hill. Join the #wombatpuppyclub four legged friends are welcome in the garden. Don’t forget #thedailybake – a selection of slow fermented sourdough loaves, baguettes, croissants, pastries & doughnuts from the Bake House at Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford – delivered each morning. Pick some up with your morning coffee!

Available for private parties, gro ups & weddings! @wombathillhouse 7017 5999 wombathillhouse.com.au Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Daylesford. Entry off Central Springs Road at Stanhope St.


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