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Welcome to Inglewood- there's more than you think!

Gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, exercise or just some time to relax!

 

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 NEWS 

                           Inglewood's Brooke Street will be humming on  Saturday 20th April with the

                    Easter Saturday Sidewalk Sale!   

    Shops are open, sausage sizzle, stalls and more. 

                      Wander through the shops and stalls, grab a great coffee,  and find that magical gift or bargain!

  

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The Inglewood Lions Club would like to thank all the sponsors supporting the

2018 Christmas Festival and Carols!   The event couldn't be put on without your assistance.

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INGLEWOOD ALIVE Festival 2018 

  • What a Day was Sunday 4th November!     

             All the details on facebook: >>>>>  here   

                The main street was full and a large crown this year

    • FREE Kid's Activities all surrounding the Inglewood Town Hall
    • *Jumping Castle *Face Painting *SAFE Archery *Melt Down *Bungee Run
    • * Pony Rides $5.00 *Kids Train *Swordcraft - Live Action Medieval Combat
    • *Dog Friendly Space with Wally's Dog Cafe
    • Wimmera Axemen's Championship Wood Chop - 10.30am until 3.30pm
    • Around Town *Central Victorian Veterans Cycling Club Criterium
    • *Tractor Trekkers *CFA Demonstration in the Fire Training Pod
    • *Show & Shine *Town Garage Sale (Maps available from the Town Hall)
    • Town Hall - Open all day - With an art exhibition by Golden Palms Gallery,
    • from 2.30pm a musical performance by St Mary's Primary School,
    • dancing by Loddon Dance Troupe and a demonstration by Unsu Do Karate

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 Volunteering

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 Neighborhood House and  have a chat with the team.

 

We greatly appreciate and value your contribution.

  

Youth Support

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!!

 

About Inglewood

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.
 
Stay a while and you will be able to explore the town with he range of activities listed on the link below.  These can bring the history to life .

Collectibles, gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, ...  or just relax!

Have an enjoyable time and come back to visit Inglewood again.

Things to see and do!

 

One of the reasons it's called the "city in the scrub"