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The area was originally home to the Wurundjeri tribe. With white settlement, Yarragon was a centre for dairy farms in the vicinity, as well as logging activities in the heavily forested hills to the south. The construction of the railway from Melbourne into Gippsland further encouraged settlement. The railway station, opened in 1878, was originally named Waterloo after the British military battle. In 1883, the town was renamed Yarragon after the adjoining parish. Yarragondock is an Aboriginal word meaning mustaches, which may relate playfully to the name of the river the Little Moe.
History of Darnum
This was originally a timber producing town and boasts a large stump in memory of the original timber mill's owner Clarrie Weir. Today the principal industry is dairy farming, with Fonterra, previously Bonlac Foods, operating a milk processing plant just north of town
Nickelby At Darnum This is an alpaca farm with olives, a gallery of fine design wear and photography. It is run by Angela and is also a café open to the public Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, and some public holidays.308 Darnum-Shady Creek Road,
(03) 5627 8121 www.nickelbyatdarnum.com.au
Darnum Musical Village is a collection of buildings housing Albert Fox’s collection of over 300 musical instruments. It is open 10 to 4 most days.Darnum-Allambee Road, Darnum 0356278235 www.darnummusicalvillage.com.au
The Stump Tearooms is prominent on the Main St Darnum is a fine place for a light meal or a nice tea or coffee. It is opposite a large stump moved there in memory of the original timber mill's owner Clarrie Weir.
Mt Worth State Park This is a beautiful piece of lush regrowth bush. It used to have several timber mills there but now has a range of walking tracks, remnants of the timber mills and a lovely picnic area. The views getting there are worth it too. The road in front of the moonlight creek entrance has a range of waterfalls along it as well.
The village has a range of interesting specialty shops where good food, coffee, clothing, art and all manner of unexpected stores reside. Well worth a walk through the town.
Town and Country Gallery is an award-winning gallery which showcases a unique collection of fine art & hand-crafted works by Australian artists. www.townandcountrygallery.com.au
Yarragon Hotel A fine place for lunch or dinner, good quality tucker in a restaurant setting and helpful staff www.yarragonhotel.com.au
The Station Gallery Is run by the Baw Baw Arts alliance and has changing exhibitions, activities and workshops as well as a range of locally produced art and crafts for sale. www.bawbawartsalliance.org.au/
Tritec Arts and craft supplies Just past the Yarragon Hotel heading east, this is a lovely surprise. An amazing range of art materials and very helpful staff. They also organise demonstrations and workshops www.tritecartsupplies.com.au/
Gippsland Food and Wine On the main St near the corner. This venue has great ice-cream, a lovely café, local produce, including wines and cheeses, an information centre, takeaway food and tearooms
A range of Café’s including Sticcado Café in the lane beside Town and Country Gallery and Coco’s Café on the other side of T and C are just a couple that come to mind
All Creatures Great and Small for everything to do with gifts based around animal image www.facebook.com/allcreaturesgreatandsmallyarragon
Yarragon Ale house at the eastern end of Main St for a fine range of beers and ciders
There is also a range of old stuff throughout the town facebook.com/yarragonvintagebarn/
also check out the town websitewww.visityarragon.com.au
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