'Back To Smeaton' Celebrations

175 Years of Settlement


                  Starting at 12 noon on Saturday 5th October                   and 10am on Sunday 6th of October 2013



The 'Back To Smeaton' event is obviously over and it was a great successs.

See some photos from the event Here



Smeaton is celebrating the settlement of Captain John Hepburn 175 years ago with an exciting weekend of interesting and historic activities and events. 

Everyone is welcome to be part of this exciting weekend. Meet the locals and reminisce with relatives and friends that you may not have seen for many years. 

Andersons Mill Smeaton


Highlights of the weekend will be--

  • Visit Andersons Mill, the very impressive four storey bluestone historic flour mill with a working water wheel - see working steam engines and vintage steam powered machinery.
  • Vintage trucks and cars, re-enactments and various exhibits of the bygone era. 
  •   Re-enactment of a delivery of local produce by teamster Bruce Hill and his team of Clydesdales and wagon travelling from Clunes to Smeaton. 
  • See a chainsaw sculpture being created of Captain Hepburn over both days. 
  •   At the Smeaton Primary School view a local memorabilia exhibition, school records are on display.
  • Dinner Dance - Saturday night 6.30pm – $35 per person - $20 primary school students Entertainment by Callum Nash Ramage Band at the Smeaton Community Centre. Bookings essential - Ring Amanda on 53456205
  • Photography and Textile Artist Exhibition Display at the Primary School.
  • An art exhibition 'Drought, Flood and Fire' by Roy Maloy is supported by the CWA will be displayed in Smeaton House Stables.  The cemetery of the Hepburn Family can be viewed at Smeaton House.
  • Enjoy family fun performances by Roy Maloy an Iconic Australian Circus Performer at the Primary School. Show times at 11am, 1 & 3pm. There will also be side show performances and mini golf.
  • Multimedia presentation of ‘Hepburn, History and Mines’ at the Primary School.
  • Children can have fun and participate in the Great Boat Race at Andersons Mill, Sunday 1pm.
  • Hop on - Hop off - bus tours of local historic sites including the Smeaton cemetery and Smeaton House – records on display at the cemetery.  
  • Display of Paintings and Pottery by local artists.  
  • Take a self guided walking tour around the town including the old blacksmith shop.
  • Church service at Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 9.00 am, church records on display.
  • Local Producers at the Primary School.
  • The weekend will be a photographer’s delight with stunning scenery and displays.  

The information above can be downloaded in a PDF format  Click Here

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Please forward the website link for this page and/or  the PDF to anyone you know will be interested in attending the 'Back To Smeaton' weekend.

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Cumberland Hotel Smeaton

Bruce Hill and his Clydesdales

Smeaton House

Very old photo of early pub and main st

Main St Smeaton many years ago

Smeaton Church Picnic

Smeaton Agricultural Day

Old Bridge and Andersons Mill




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