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Hidden treasures close to home

Hidden treasures close to home

Friday, December 02, 2022

The City of Whittlesea is home to scores of fascinating historical sites, from its very own castle and a water supply system the envy of the world to troughs where thirsty horses stopped to drink in the 1900s.

Many people may not know they exist, but our new map is set to get you out exploring your own backyard this summer.

Council has launched the 50 Sites of Significance map, available online and in print at the Civic Centre, Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries and Community and Activity Centres across the City of Whittlesea.

Fifty historically important public sites have been selected, with addresses, photos and enthralling stories to read about.

“The local history experts are a huge fountain of knowledge,” said Julie, of Oak Park, of a recent trip around the area to visit some of the historic sites.

Grab a copy today and discover the City of Whittlesea local history in some of Victoria’s most significant structures.

Visit our website to find out more about the City of Whittlesea Sites of Significance.