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Teesdale's Inspiring Stories.


Teesdale was one of the first towns surveyed and gazetted in Victoria way back in 1851. At this time it was a bustling stopover on the way to the goldfields and boasted several pubs and wine saloons as well as churches of most Christian denominations.

The modern day Teesdale has stories in the making and one of these is centred around the development of its remarkable community meeting place and entertainment area at Turtle Bend

Every town has its inspiring stories but sadly they may not be written down and available to future generations. It is these stories that often make people proud of choosing to live where they live and it is the remarkable history of a place that gives communities strength and resilience during times of adversity.

At Turtle Bend around the walking track some of Teesdale's inspiring stories from the past and the present have been recorded and illustrated for all to enjoy and to ponder. Stories of the first Australians; our pioneer early settlers, Gallipoli and Teesdale's Lone Pines, the changing fortunes of Native Hut Creek and "the coming of The Turtle" are now on display in 7 beautifully designed and graphically presented signs.

To visit Turtle Bend and read about Teesdale's history, turn onto the gravel track at the bridge that leads to the barbeque shelter. The signs are located along the gravel track that follows the creek from the skate park to the Turtle pavilion and back to the public toilets.

The Teesdale community would like to thank the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority for their generous grant that made the interpretive signs possible.