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Garlicks is a small community about 40kms east of Ballarat.

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Garlicks, or Garlick's Lead, was a small community at the foot of Blue Mount, between Blackwood and Trentham.[1] It was a part of Newbury.

It was named after the founder of gold.

A Mrs. H. Garlick, who had lived at Garlick's Lead since 1859, died on 11 July 1924:

On the 11th of this month, at Newbury, near Trentham, Mrs H. Garlick, mother of Mrs J. Mackay, grocer, of Peel street north (Ballarat), passed away at the advanced age of 86. Mrs Garlick came from Ireland to the country in the year 1855, being a colonist of 68 years, and she had been a resident of Garlick’s Lead, Newbury for 65 years Mrs Garlick was a fine type of the old stock that helped to open up this country in the early days. She left 125 descendants living, having had a family of 10 children (five sons and five daughters), seven of whom are still living, 47 grand-children and 71 great-grand-children.[2]

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In November 1914, a 13 year old boy was charged with having burnt down the primary school:

DEADWQOD DICK. A YOUNG STUDENT'S DEEDS. MELBOURNE. November 9. At the sitting of the Children's Courts at Trentham today a boy 13 years of age was charged with having caused the fire which destroyed the Garlick's Lead State School recently, and also with having placed three fires in an unoccupied house in the same locality afterwards. Various witnesses spoke of the lad as being well behaved and of good character. It was urged that the principal cause of his lapses was his extensive studying of 'Deadwood Dick' literature and the resultant hunger for sensations. The Bench decided to record a sentence of six months' imprisonment but suspended the sentence on his father entering into a bond for his good behaviour for 12 months.[3]

In January 1922, nine year old Ella Luscombe described the town in a letter to the newspaper:

I will tell you something about the place where we live. The name of the place is Garlick's Lead, but our post office is named Newbury. We have a very nice school, and we have a nice vegetable and flower garden, and some lovely shrubs and trees. I have two brothers and one sister and we all go to school. There are twenty two children going to our school. Our teacher is Miss Fletcher. I like school very much. We live six miles from Blackwood, where there are nice soda and mineral springs. We drive down some times in the wood, where there are nice soda and mineral water. It is a very pretty drive and we enjoy going to the Springs very much: We have two cows, two calves, and two horses. We have a paddock of nice potatoes growing and they are looking very well just now. It is very pretty about here, and a nice cool climate here in summer.[4]

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  1. Blackwood Publishing: Blue Mount Cemetery, Blackwood. | Blackwood Publishing, accessdate: December 22, 2017
  2. 1924 'PERSONAL', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 July, p. 1. , viewed 22 Dec 2017,
  3. 1914 'DEADWOOD DICK.', The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), 10 November, p. 6. , viewed 22 Dec 2017,
  4. 1922 'GARLICK'S LEAD', Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), 21 January, p. 42. , viewed 22 Dec 2017,

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