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This blog is about the history of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp and neighbouring areas, such as Pakenham, Cranbourne and Garfield, and any other historical subjects I feel like writing about. It's my own original research and writing and if you live in the area you may have read some of the stories before in the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society newsletter or the Koo-Wee-Rup township newsletter, The Blackfish, or the Garfield township newsletter, The Spectator.
Heather Arnold.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lyonville by Eva Weatherhead

Horatio and Eleanor Weatherhead lived at Lyonville, before most of the family moved  to North Tynong in 1909. Eleanor and her youngest child, Eva stayed at Lyonville until Eva finished school around 1914. This letter was written by Eva to Aunt Connie of the Weekly Times and published December 7, 1912.


Weekly Times December 7 1912

Lyonville

Eva Weatherhead, living at Lyonville writes:
Dear Aunt Connie,  I will take for my subject Lyonville. Lyonville is situated on the side of the Dividing Range. The Loddon and Coliban Rivers flow past Lyonville. Not far away there are several mineral springs and the Bullarto reservoir. It supplies Daylesford with water. The reservoir is a nice picnic resort. In Lyonville there are two hotels, two shops, the English and Roman Catholic churches, a hall, two boarding-houses and a school. A great many visitors come here every year to enjoy the mineral water. One of the mineral springs is situated at the bottom of Babington's Hill. It is nice to walk up to the top of the hill. I go to school, and am in the sixth grade. Please may I write again? Age, 11 years. 
(Yes, Eva; write again next month. -  Aunt Connie)

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