Welcome to Inglewood - there's more than you think!
Gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, exercise or just some time to relax!
LODDON POWERCOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013
"Celebrating Excellence in Victoria's Backyard"
The winners of these awards were announced a th gala function at Eddington last evening May 30, 3013. Hearty congratulations to all the nominees and the announced winners. Well done!!
- Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery Museum - Best Tourism Operator, sponsored by the Loddon Times
- Bridgewater FNC Triathlon - Major Event Award, sponsored by Inglewood & Districts Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank
- Natalie Rodwell - Employee of the Year, sponsored by MEGT
- Maddison Holt - Young Achiever Award, sponsored by Powercor
- Fusspots At Inglewood - Best Small Business, sponsored by Small Business Victoria
- Victoria Hotel - Food, Wine & Hospitality Award, sponsored by Small Business Victoria
- Peter and Donna Sexton - Agriculture & Primary Industries Award, sponsored by Hazeldene's
- Peter and Donna Sexton - Business of the Year, sponsored by Powercor
It's cooling down, the autumn leaves are everywhere and tis time again... so order your bargain fruit trees !!
Loddon Powercor Excellence Awards.
Nominations have now closed, and with two entrants known from Inglewood: Fusspots and the Eucy Distillery Museum (there may be others), we wish them well in the judging.
A bit of a laugh! check this out.
This is a great video. To launch a new TV channel in Belgium, they put a red button in the middle of a quiet town square with the words "Push to add drama". Someone did.
Volunteers play a vital and valuable role in the community of Inglewood.Our volunteers are a diverse range of people who work tirelessly with organisations with the common interest of enhancing the Inglewood and district communities.
Volunteering can be a fun way of meeting new people, helping others and developing new skills. It is also about sharing and developing personal skills and strengthening links between people in the community.
If you would like to be a valued volunteer, we would like to hear from you.
Please call the Inglewood Development and Tourism Committee 5438 3169 or drop in to the Inglewood Community Resource Centre and have a chat with the team.
We greatly appreciate and value your contribution.
If your in the district, come and visit our Men's shed on Thursday's 10-4 pm. Where? Up behind the hospital . Ward street. more >
You can also check out this great site for fellas!
Some kids can be under a lot of pressure! Decisions about the future, school stuff you may not know about, holiday boredom or struggling to find that perfect job! A fantastic new site is up and running for the 16-25 year olds.
Tune In Not Out is 24hr TV for life's challenges, such as alcohol, drugs, mental health, exams and relationships.
Check it out! Pass it on! Spread the word!
It may help someone you know, and you may never know how.
TINO and thanks to the team that put it together!!
Situated 199 km from Melbourne on the Calder Highway, this historic gold mining town presents a vision of the past. Inglewood forms part of the famous ‘Golden Triangle' which encompasses some of the richest alluvial goldfields in the world. The last great Victorian gold rush occurred here in the 1860's, bringing prosperity and a burgeoning new life to a rural community, clearing the land of mallee scrub and producing wool for the young colony and for export to England.
Gold was like a magnet and miners flocked to Inglewood from all corners of the globe. A few miners' tents rapidly became a tent town of thousands. Inglewood became known as ‘the city in the scrub'. In the third year of its existence Inglewood became a municipality, the Borough of Inglewood. Such was the wealth taken from the earth and rock, that the tent town became a community of substance, buildings of timber and brick; imposing structures, several of which stand today.
The gold was eventually extracted to economic limits and the miners departed. A new, though less profitable industry helped the town survive. Eucalyptus oil, first recognised for its wide ranging qualities from the earliest years of colonial occupation, was produced in quantity in the district. The Blue Mallee, locally known as 'Blue Eucy ', which produced an oil of exceptional quality, grows in abundance in the area. These days Inglewood is a service town for the surrounding rural districts and smaller communities.
Collectibles, gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, ... or just relax!
One of the reasons it's called the "city in the scrub".