Evandale, Tasmania

Evandale, home to about 1300 residents, is a small town in northern Tasmania.  It is a National Trust classified Georgian village boasting many unspoiled heritage buildings.  I loved the mixture of humble, simple and chic small houses next to some opulently lavish homes.

Evandale’s main street has an IGA that is still called a General Store with a gorgeous little iron-laced house attached to it.

John Batman lived in Evandale before he founded Melbourne in 1835, Ned Kelly’s father served time as a prisoner in Evandale and the Evandale countryside inspired the Australian landscape artist, John Glover.  Maybe one of them lived in one of these houses??

Evandale was founded as a military post in 1811 and has many references to its early beginnings.

 

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The former St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

The former St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is noted as one of the most important colonial building in Tasmania that has retained its interior and exterior without significant change to its appearance.  It was built in 1839 – 1840.  The architect has not been identified and it resembles no other building in the Australian colonies.  The building has some similarities to Roman temples, but with a steeper roof and an added bell turret.  Reverend Robert Russell was the minister for almost 40 years.

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In the town, houses and gardens are well maintained.  Lawns are green and there are plenty of well trimmed hedges.  Residents must not be afraid to use water.

My purchases at the Evandale Sunday Market, a bird house and a cheese knife.

Evandale is a quaint town, well worth a browse.

Thanks for stopping by,  Wishing one-and-all a joyful and peaceful festive season.

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