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Historic water tower
Evandale
Midlands Region
Historic "Clarendon Estate"
Evandale
Midlands Region
Parade at Penny Farthing Festival
Evandale
Midlands Region
Display at Penny Farthing Festival
Evandale
Midlands Region
Racers at Penny Farthing Festival
Evandale
Midlands Region
Historic "Solomons House"
Evandale
Midlands Region
Artists monument
Evandale
Midlands Region
Historic manor house
Evandale
Midlands Region
Sunday market stall
Evandale
Midlands Region

EVANDALE, Clarendon, Nile & Corra Lyn

EVANDALE is a first class, historic town. It has whole streets of Georgian era buildings and is close to the impressive Clarendon Estate. Evandale is noteworthy for its Sunday market, Glover art prize and the Penny Farthing Fair. Its many attractions are listed below. There are many facilities and much accommodation at Evandale. It is located in northern central Tasmania, east of the A1 Midland Highway and south of Launceston.

From Evandale you are 15 minutes from the lovely, historic towns of LONGFORD, CARRICK, WESTBURY as well as LAUNCESTON. You are 20 minutes from CAMPBELL TOWN, 25 minutes from ROSS, 50 minutes from OATLANDS and 80 minutes from KEMPTON.

Nearby places are described in the MIDLANDS REGION, LAUNCESTON, LONGFORD, CARRICK, WESTBURY, CAMPBELL TOWN and ROSS pages.

Evandale is one of a number of towns on the A1 Midland Highway called the Heritage Highway by the tourist industry. The historic towns are: CAMPBELL TOWN, WESTBURY, LONGFORD, ROSS, CARRICK, DELORAINE, OATLANDS, KEMPTON and PONTVILLE. For further information telephone any visitor information office or contact www.heritagehighway.com.au


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FACILITIES: There are shops, cafes and hotels at Evandale. There is accommodation at EVANDALE and at LAUNCESTON.

TOURIST information is located at 18 High Street, Evandale. The telephone number is (03) 6391 8128

SIGHTS: Evandale is just south of LAUNCESTON, so it is a good place to stay for seeing LAUNCESTON and all the attractions of North Central Tasmania. Evandale has preserved its 19th Century streetscape, so that visiting Evandale is like going back in time.

ROUTE: From LAUNCESTON drive south towards HOBART on the A1 Midland Highway, which is here called the Southern Outlet. At the roundabout, which diverges to the east towards HOBART continue on towards the Airport. Evandale is just past the Airport.

If you are driving north on the A1 Midland Highway, watch for the signs near LAUNCESTON pointing east to Evandale.

CLARENDON Estate is reached from Evandale by driving south on C416 Evandale Road for about 5 minutes, until you see a sign pointing west towards Clarendon Estate.

If you are driving north on the A1 Midland Highway, south of LAUNCESTON you will see a sign pointing east towards Clarendon.

CORRA LYN is reached by driving north on C142 to White Hills. Then turn north east on C401.

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  • EVANDALE
  • Penny Farthing
  • Clarendon
  • Nile
  • Corra Lyn

 

Evandale, Tasmania

1/ Evandale is a lovely, historic town in central eastern Tasmania. Here a visitor really can feel the presence of the 19th Century.

Evandale, Tasmania

2/ St. Andrew's, Evandale is a pretty Uniting Church built in the 19th Century Classical style.

Evandale, Tasmania

3/ A striking Grecian statue stands on a grave before St. Andrew's Uniting Church in Evandale.

Evandale, Tasmania

4/ This is a stately house on High Street, Evandale.

Evandale, Solomons Cottage, Tasmania

5/ Solomon's Cottage is a stately Georgian home and one of the oldest in Evandale. It is now available for colonial style accommodation.

Evandale, Clarendon Arms Hotel, Tasmania

6/ The Clarendon Arms Hotel in Evandale is the starting point of the penny farthing races. Note the penny farthing sculpture in front.

Evandale, Tasmania

7/ This sculpture honours the many competitors in the yearly penny farthing races.

Evandale, Tasmania

8/ Harry Murray is the local hero of Evandale. The war remembrance ceremonies are held here.

Evandale, Tasmania

9/ This Georgian warehouse is today an antiques store. There are a number of antiques stores in Evandale.

Evandale, Tasmania

10/ This is the 1850 era pavilion at the Evandale Market. It is held every Sunday and is a good place to buy antiques and fresh food.

Evandale, Tasmania

11/ This photo shows country people shopping at the many stalls of the Evandale Sunday market.

Evandale, Tasmania

12/ There are great antique, ceramic wares for sale inside the pavilion at the Evandale Sunday market.

Evandale, Tasmania

13/ A favorite with both children and adults is the train rides. These have now been moved to Morven Park in the North of Evandale.

Evandale, Tasmania

14/ The painter statue stands just outside the market. It honours the many artists who compete each year in Evandale's celebrated "Glover Prize".

Evandale, Tasmania

15/ This close up helps you to appreciate the character shown in the sculpture of the painter.

Evandale, Tasmania

16/ The cemetery is now part of the park. It has many ancient graves of the early settlers of Evandale.

Evandale, Tasmania

17/ The park at Evandale is full of ancient trees that give it an almost ethereal feeling.

Evandale, Tasmania

18/ Hidden away in Evandale are a number of grand, old, Victorian mansions.

Evandale, Tasmania

19/ Evandale hosts the famous Glover prize for fine art. Glover was the first of the colonial artists.

Evandale, Tasmania

20/ The steeple really stood out above the trees giving this scene at Evandale a feeling of timelessness.

Evandale, Tasmania

21/ The Anglican Church of Evandale is shown here in professional colors by Steven Jurgeit.

 

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

1/ The Penny Farthing Fair is held in Evandale in central northern Tasmania. The fair ends with a grand parade past the old buildings on Russell Street, Evandale. Here we see a Scottish bagpipe band passing by.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

2/ The Penny Farthing Fair parade included a large group of people decked out in exotic Victorian costumes. These reflected the historic theme of Evandale.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

3/ The vintage car club also paraded exotic old cars at the Penny Farthing Fair. Note the news camera and the rider on the left. This is because, the Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale is a major cultural event.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

4/ Bands gave free entertainment in the park at the Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

5/ Many collectors of antique machinery exhibited their treasures, like this very early motor bike, at the Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

6/ These classic car owners showed off their old favorites at the Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

7/ I was most impressed by this classic American car, a "yank tank". Showing off classic vehicles is a major theme of the Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

8/ The Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale also included displays of old farm machinery like this 1950s era tractor.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

9/ The 19th Century steam prime movers attract a lot of attention. Engines like these played a vital role in opening up the Tasmanian wilderness.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

10/ In the park a large number of stores sold a wide variety of exotic products at the Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

11/ The riders gather for their races. Here you see a young female competitor riding high on her penny farthing.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

12/ The competitors came from Tasmania, Australia and overseas. Here they anxiously await the starting gun.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

13/ The penny farthing bicycles moved very fast and the riders showed extreme determination to win. The Penny Farthing Fair at Evandale is one of the few places where you can see them.

Evandale, Penny Farthing Fair,Tasmania

14/ Here two riders are racing towards the finish line near the Clarendon Arms Hotel in Evandale.

 

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

1/ Clarendon House is located just south of Evandale in central northern Tasmania. It is a lovely, well preserved, Victorian era, mansion.

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

2/ This was the rear of the mansion showing part of the vast garden that surrounded Clarendon Estate. To the right you can see the servants' terrace cottages.

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

3/ The many servants of Clarendon Estate lived in these terrace cottages. Here they were in easy call of the master.

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

4/ The large building is a barn. Beyond it you can see the cottages of free settlers employed by Clarendon Estate.

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

5/ The coach house was a large structure to contain the many vehicles and horses of Clarendon Estate.

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

6/ These vehicles were once used by the servants of the Clarendon Estate.

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

7/ The gardener of Clarendon Estate was of sufficient status to deserve his own hut. This photo looks down on the South Esk River towards Evandale.

Clarendon Estate,Tasmania

8/ This strange structure is an outside toilet built for the convenience of the guests. Many society people once came to Clarendon Estate for outdoor picnics.

9/ The South Esk River once connected Clarendon Estate by boat with Launceston. Boats were faster than horse transport in the 19th Century.

 

Nile

1/ Nile is an old settlement about 10 kilometres south of Evandale. It is further south of Clarendon and on the same road. It has this impressive Gothic revival church. On the right of this fence is a large old cemetery.

Nile

2/ There are a number of old houses in Nile. This one has the shape of an old tavern.

Nile

3/ This cenotaph commemorates the local servicemen of the two world wars. It is a reminder that Nile once had a much larger population.

Nile

4/ This is a classic, late 19th Century, gentry style home. It is badly in need or restoration.

Nile

5/ This derelict cottage has 2 chimneys. In the 19th Century you counted wealth by chimneys. The size of the trees in its garden testifies to how long it has been abandoned.

Nile

6/ South of Nile are gentle rolling plains with very fertile soil. This view looks over a lake westwards towards the Great Western Tier Mountains.

Deddington

7/ Deddington is a locality about 10 kilometres south east of Nile. It has this lovely, historic church that dates back to 1840.

Deddington

8/ The church has a number of graves visible including one to John Glover. He was the artist who played a major role in bringing professional painting to the colonial society of Vandiemensland. Evandale holds an arts festival in his honour. His forgotten grave is lying here in Deddington.

Deddington

9/ This is the derelict, historic post office of Deddington. Its existence confirms that Deddington was once a settlement with a much larger population.

 

Corra Lyn Tasmania

1/ Corra Lyn is located just south east of Launceston on C401 the road to Ben Lomond. It has spectacular cliffs like those seen at the Cataract Gorge in Launceston.

Corra Lyn Tasmania

2/ The picnic ground at Corra Lyn has the large spaces needed to play games like cricket.

Corra Lyn Tasmania

3/ Corra Lyn has a small beach. This makes it very popular with Launceston people on hot days.

Corra Lyn Tasmania

4/ There is also a rapid flowing stream at Corra Lyn.

 

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