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

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History[edit | edit source]

Greendale was settled in the 1850s:

Greendale was surveyed by a surveyor named Nixon shortly after the discovery of gold at Blackwood, as it was considered a handy half-way place between that settlement and Ballan. The first to settle there was the late Mr John Drury (who in later years and up to the time of his death conducted a hotel at Mt Blackwood), and he built and carried on a coffee shop at the foot of Long Gully somewhat to the north of where O'Shea's hotel now stands...When the Egan family settled at Greendale, the late Thomas D'Arcy was the only freeholder there, apart from the squatters' purchasers. The late John Gale Bird was carrying on a dairy farm on land leased from the late C. H. Lyon, which is now owned by Mr P. F. D'Arcy. The surrounding country formed part of the Glen Pedder run, then in the occupation of the late Mr Thomas Hamilton, and the northern portion of it was sold by that gentleman to old Mr Andrew, the father of Messrs John and Joseph Andrew, and grandfather of Mr W. J. Andrew, of "Old Ingliston," Ballan, who lived close to where the Greendale cemetery is. There was no one in what is now the village of Greendale, Drury having removed to Mt Blackwood, but settlement commenced around there shortly afterwards, the earliest comers being Brady, John Graham, G. H. Roberts, and Courtenay, amongst others. The ravine on the right hand side of the road after crossing Doctor's creek on the way to Greendale was only a cattle track when first seen by Mr Egan; water action has since converted it into what it now is.[1]

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  1. 1918 'Early Ballan.', Ballan Times (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 21 February, p. 3. , viewed 13 Jan 2019,

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