Evandale

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DISTANCES: Launceston 19Km

CLASSIFIED HISTORIC TOWN

Located just off the Heritage Highway. The Georgian buildings of Evandale reflect a long gone past, and it is one of the Nation’s most beautifully preserved colonial villages with perhaps the best example of a grand Georgian mansion; ‘Clarendon’, at nearby Nile.

Many of the earliest buildings remain to form perfectly preserved 19th Century streetscapes. The town is rich in historical associations. John Batman, founder of Melbourne, lived in the area while the father of Ned Kelly; Australia’s most notorious bushranger, served time as a prisoner at Evandale. The picturesque township and countryside have inspired famous artists including Tom Roberts and John Glover, who settled in the nearby Deddington area. A memorial to John Glover is situated at Falls Park.

5 Kms from Evandale is Western Junction, the main air terminal for Launceston, the Launceston Airport is situated here, along with the depots of a number of associated transport companies and hire care fleets.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

‘Clarendon’(1836), 8 km beyond the town restored by the National Trust.

On the third Saturday in In February each year the National Penny Farthing Championships and Village Fair provide a major highlight.

In March the Glover Art Exhibition is held.

The village has a wealth of historic buildings, including St Andrew’s Uniting Church (1838) and St Andrew’s Anglican Church (1871). Many of the original shop fronts remain, now housing quality crafts, tearooms and antiques.

A market is held each Sunday morning and in conjunction with it, the Evandale Light Steam railway operates on every third Sunday.

The Evandale Community Information Centre at 18 High Street provides tourist information, Phone (03) 6391 8128, history research facilities and a heritage walk brochure.

Accommodation options range from colonial cottages to hotels in the town and surrounding area.

There are cafes, general stores, hotels, take-aways, tea-rooms and a bakery.

EVENTS

National Penny Farthing Championship and Village Fair, Glover Festival.