Deans Marsh, Victoria

Deans Marsh is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 23 kilometres (14 mi) inland from Lorne. At the 2016 census, Deans Marsh had a population of 269.[1] Deans Marsh is part of the Otway Harvest Trail, with the Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and the Gentle Annie Berry Gardens nearby. There are three wineries in the area – Blakes Estate, Dinny Goonan and Gosling Creek.

History

Deans Marsh Post Office opened on 3 November 1866.[2]

The Forrest railway line branched from Birregurra, reached Deans Marsh on 19 December 1899, and extended through to Forrest on 5 June 1891. The line closed in 1957.[3]

Notable people

Deans Marsh is the birthplace of the renowned Wagnerian soprano Marjorie Lawrence (1907–1979).

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Deans Marsh (State Suburb)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-11-17. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ “Birregurra Station”. Rail Geelong. Retrieved 2012-06-14.