Day4 Daylesford

I started out the day trying to get to one place but the streets (the ones I felt good to drive safely on…to make turns onto…) took me to another…to a convent high up on a hill overlooking Daylesford.

The place was built in the 1860s as a mansion for the Gold Commissioner, then it came a convent, later a girls school run by the nuns.During WWII there were so many girl students they had to sleep in the halls. Japanese subs attacked Sydney Harbour, so parents sent their kids inland for safety. Now the place is a very large art gallery and event venue with views overlooking the town.

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