Research requests from several people into their family ties with Lancefield, Romsey and surrounding areas.
I haved lived in this district during the last 36 years, and my experiences may not be uninteresting to your readers.
Thirty-eight years ago I arrived in the colony on board an emigrant ship, in company with 200 fellow passengers, who were, like myself, weary of the old world and intent upon trying their fortunes in the new land of Australia. My capital was very small, and I found that when all expenses incendental to landing had been defrayed only a few pounds remained in my pocket . . . enough to procure food for two or three weeks, but nothing more.
The Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society Inc. announced the arrival of their latest book A Pictorial Guide to the Long Lost Lancefield and Kilmore Railway. This 114 page hardcover book is full of colour photographs and information on the tortuous route this line had to negotiate between Lancefield and Kilmore.
It guides the user to where best to view the cutting and embankments on the route and includes GPS co-ordinates which will allow the railway enthusiast and GeoCachers to enjoy the views and historical significance of the Lancefield and Kilmore Railway. It is a welcome historical document to the Macedon Ranges Shire and will be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.