Daylesford township developed above Wombat Flat in response to the needs of gold seekers who flooded into the area following the discovery of gold in the second half of 1851.
The original government survey of the township in June 1854 referred to it as Wombat, however a year later the name had been changed to Daylesford, after Daylesford House (in what is now part of Gloucestershire England), famous as the home of Warren Hastings, the first Viceroy of India.
Now that we have moved from the golden age to the marketing age, Daylesford, like other choice commodities, has become a state of mind.
It is a place to relax, meet people, get away from it all, seek adventure, love... Not to mention live and work.
Mineral water (= Spa Country), the vernacular architectural heritage of the Swiss Italians, pine plantations, mushrooms, kangaroos.
The associations one is capable of developing are well beyond the permutations of the real estate agents' most creative copywriters.
More Daylesford adjectives: esoteric, pagan, counter culture, hippy, feral.
All this in an otherwise traditional Western rural community.
Church of England
Lookout tower, Wombat Hill
Andrews Presbyterian Church
Peter's Catholic Church
Hill Botanic Gardens
The history of Latvians in Daylesford is coming.