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Daylesford and Hepburn Springs area has a treasure trove of history and much loved attractions that have been visited since the mid 1800s.

We would love to capture some of that history or more recent stories of interest.

  • Do you have a favourite place you visit often.
  • Did you visit the area as a child and returned years later.
  • Can you recall historic events or stories.
  • Share a few of your favourite photos - old or new.
  • Do you love going to the markets and festivals. Which ones?
  • Why did you move to the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs area.
  • Have you written a poem about the local area.
  • Do you have a favourite camping or fishing spot or walking trail.

To add your story, poem, photos or anything else you would like to include on this page please go to the form near the end of this page with the heading of 'Please Share Your Story With Us'.

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Story - Protecting the Mineral Springs

This short story of how the mineral springs were protected many years ago was written by Clare Gervasoni in 2003. It can be seen outside the Hepburn Bathhouse as shown in the image below.


"Countless generations have known the special quality of the waters at Hepburn, but when mining stopped the mineral water flow a group of local citizens decided to change things.

Hepburn residents met at the Italian reading room, now Savoia Hotel, asking the government to provide accurate analysis of the water, grant land around the source and appoint local trustees.

On March 13, 1865 the first permanent mineral water reserve in Victoria was proclaimed here at Hepburn.

We recognise the foresight of the first committee and the many people who have worked tirelessly over the generations to protect the springs we enjoy today.

Our challenge is to continue that vision."

Clare Gervasoni   -  2003

This 'Memory of Place' Sculpture is at the Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve

Read the 'Memory of Place' Sculpture sign nearby to understand what and who the sculpture represents.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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I was 5 years old when arriving to Daylesford from England.It was the days when if the "Brits" paid their journey to Australia and stayed 21/2 years The …

Family movie from 1975 
Hello Here is my Daylesford story. Our family visited Lake Daylesford on Boxing Day in 1975. Dad had a Super 8 movie camera and he took some movies on …

Walking Vincent Street 
Last week I was walking up and down Vincent Street as I have many times before as I have lived near Daylesford for about 30 years. I have admired all …

Thanks for this wonderful website  
About a year ago I discovered this great website and started searching the images and stories, I think I got homesick as I used to live about an hour away. …

My G G G Grandfather Dr Guscetti 
In recent times I have been putting together my Family history, I am both delighted and very humbled to be a Decendent of Dr Guscetti , who i believe, …

Dancing and bathing at the Pavilion 
Several times my Grandmother (Carol) told me the story of where she met Grandpa (Tom), it is a cute story as they met in Hepburn Springs at a dance. They …

Great memories and so charming 
Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the surrounding area are so charming and interesting to explore. I have great memories of visiting with my family when …

Daylesford a town of many colours 
Being a man in my 50's it wasn't always easy to embrace the fact that I am Gay and I have not always found acceptance but Daylesford is one place I can …

The 1980s to Now - So Different 
Since the early 1980s I have been driving through Daylesford and Hepburn Springs to visit my relations near Bendigo. Daylesford in the early 1980s was …

I miss seeing the Boathouse Cafe 
For many years I have walked the 'Peace Mile Walk' around the lake with my dogs or with friends and family. Until recently I could admire the Boathouse …

Central Springs is Fascinating 
A few years ago I discovered Central Springs, I walked in and just said 'WOW'. I had read it bit about it so I knew it had a really interesting history, …

Returning to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs 
My mum has mentioned a few times that when she was a girl she visited relations in Castlemaine and occasionally they visited Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. …

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