2002 to the present day

Photographs of Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia

A Central Victorian historic Gold Town. Within easy reach of Melbourne,

Malmsbury is home to a creative and active community... a wonderful place to live!




The foreword to the exhibition was written in 2006,

prior to Malmsbury being bypassed by the Calder Highway...



Post Office Road, Malmsbury 2006
Prior to the recent upgrading of the road. Mount Alexander is in the distance



Mount Alexander Skyscape (Miniature) Malmsbury 2006
As a Melbourne Boy in the early hours I used to walk home along Mount Alexander Rd.
One night I actually wondered where Mt. Alexander was... Here it is!




"The Pines"Malmsbury 2006
One of Malmsbury's earliest farms from the 1800s




Post Office Road, Malmsbury 2006.
Parts of Post Office Rd are cobbled from the Gold Rush days.




Post Office Road No.2 Malmsbury 2006
Photo prior to the recent upgrading of the road


Emu, Post Office Road. Malmsbury 2006
Although native to the area, this emu is believed to have derived from those released some years ago following unsuccessful commercial




Emu, Post Office Road No.2 Malmsbury 2006




"Sweetie" in the Fields, Malmsbury 2002





Discarded Farm Equipment, Malmsbury 2002
Single Mould Board Plough




Looking South towards Malmsbury 2002




Looking East, Malmsbury 2003
In the distance is Tarrangower Estate one of Malmsbury's fine Vineyards




Mount Macedon in Moonlight. Mount Macedon 2006 A
Not Malmsbury at all!....but something those of us living here pass to and from Melbourne




Jacqueline and the Malmsbury Viaduct, Malmsbury 2006
When completed Malmsbury's was the largest bluestone viaduct in Victoria.




Lake and Bridge in Fog. Malmsbury Botanical Gardens 2006




Lake and Bridge in Fog No.2 Malmsbury Botanical Gardens 2006




Malmsbury Viaduct in Fog, Malmsbury Botanical Gardens 2006



Panorama with Path and the Viaduct, Malmsbury Botanical Gardens 2006



Malmsbury Botanical GardensMalmsbury 2006
Baron Von Mueller, Director of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Garden contributed specimens to the establishment of Malmsbury's Gardens.
Work began in 1863 with the gardens largely established by 1865.




    Panorama with Light on Left Malmsbury Botanical Gardens 2006



    Malmsbury Botanical Gardens 2006


    "The Avenue of Poplars"Malmsbury Botanical Gardens 2006
    Remaining trees from "The Avenue of Poplars" with replacement plantings



    The Pethica's House, Malmsbury 2006
    This was the home of Dr Edward Davy around 1860. The doctor was an exceptional man.
    He was one of the important pioneers of Electric Telegraphy in London
    prior to his thirty years of country practice in and around Malmsbury.




    "The Mill", formerly Blyth's Mill. Malmsbury 2006
    Restored in the 1970s. Lately it has been used for functions and as a conference centre




    Path in Barker St, Malmsbury 2006




    Ellesmere Place Malmsbury, 2006
    Leading to the Malmsbury Cricket Ground... the MCG





    Lone Pine View, Malmsbury 2002
    Situated near the Cemetery with a fine view of the Malmsbury Viaduct and Mt.Alexande




Jacqueline and the Mk2, Malmsbury 2006
Between Lauriston and Malmsbury on Lauriston Road




"The Res" and the Water is Low. Malmsbury 2004
Built in the 1870s to supply water to Castlemaine and Bendigo and part of the Upper Coliban Scheme.




This year's contestants for the annual "Malmsbury Sheep Kissing Competition" 2004




The Italian Gardens No.1 Taradale 2005
During the late 1800s an Italian self-supporting community existed for some decades on the banks of the Coliban River.




The Italian Gardens No.2 Taradale 2005
The withered fruit trees line paths on the property.




Locomotive Crane,Malmsbury Railway Station 2006
The railway extending north from Malmsbury to Castlemaine in 1862 meant that
Malmsbury was no longer the railhead or end-point of the railway,
marking a decline in the town's prosperity.




Ross St 2006 - looking North (Day) Malmsbury 2006




Ross St 2006 - looking South (Evening), Malmsbury 2006





Taradale Viaduct under a full moon, 2007





Ross St.Cockies, 2011





Andy & Kavisha, Daylesford 2009 




Community photo for the Malmsbury Friends of the Gardens to celebrate the 150 Year Anniversary of the Malmsbury Viaduct , 2010



An ongoing project is documenting the people who live in Malmsbury. So far about 40 people or groups have been photographed.

The following photos have been used in Malmsbury Mail.



The Bromleys, People of Malmsbury - Photo for Malmsbury Mail, 2010





Peter Collins , People of Malmsbury - Photo for Malmsbury Mail, 2009






Sue & Jeremy , People of Malmsbury - Photo for Malmsbury Mail, 2010





Nick Lyon , People of Malmsbury - Photo for Malmsbury Mail, 2010