On Monday, the 28th of December, we left Dapto with Martin to drive to Melbourne. We stopped at Yackandandah, where we had lunch in a cafe. I had a vegetarian pastie and enjoyed it very much.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
High Street, recorded on the Register of the National Estate
Yackandandah is located in Shire of Indigo YackandandahYackandandah
Coordinates 36°18′47″S 146°50′21″ECoordinates: 36°18′47″S 146°50′21″E
Population 663 (2006 census)
313 km (194 mi) NE of Melbourne
28 km (17 mi) S of Wodonga
22 km (14 mi) E of Beechworth
LGA(s) Shire of Indigo
Yackandandah /ˈjækəndændə/ is a small tourist town in northeast Victoria, Australia. It is near the regional cities of Wodonga and Albury, and is close to the tourist town of Beechworth. At the 2006 census, Yackandandah had a population of 663.
Here is a bit more from Wikipedia:
“It is a former gold mining centre known for its alluvial wet mining techniques. Yackandandah Post Office opened on 13 June 1856. Another office nearby, Yackandandah Junction, opened in 1872 but closed in 1885.
In his local book, O’Brien (p. 22) quotes an old poem published in the Melbourne Punch, 11 June 1857, titled, “The Lass of Yackandandah”.
|“||“Let poets sing of English girls,
Their beauty and their candour;
Give me a sweeter nymph than all, –
The lass of Yackandandah.”
“She draws a cork with such an air,
— O’Brien, The Lass of Yackandandah – a goldfield beauty
The area is now predominantly a dairy farming and forestry region, and has numerous bed and breakfast lodges which allow its many visitors to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the district’s forest and mountains.
The town is affectionately known as “Yack”, though in more recent times it has increasingly been referred to as “the ‘dandah” by its younger residents.
The commercial centre of the town, known as the Yackandandah Conservation Area, is recorded on the Register of the National Estate.
Golfers play at the course of the Yackandandah Golf Club on Racecourse Road
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