Deans Marsh, Victoria
|Population||269 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||Surf Coast Shire|
Deans Marsh is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 23 kilometres (14 mi) inland from Lorne. At the 2016 census, Deans Marsh had a population of 269. Deans Marsh is part of the Otway Harvest Trail, with the Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and the Gentle Annie Berry Gardens nearby. There are three wineries in the area - Blakes Estate, Dinny Goonan and Gosling Creek. Also located in Deans Marsh is Yan Yan Gurt West, a sheep farm known for its 1880s woolshed and innovative practices in regenerative agriculture and agroforestry.
Deans Marsh Post Office opened on 3 November 1866.
The Forrest railway line, which branched from the Warrnambool line at Birregurra, was opened to Deans Marsh on 19 December 1889, and was extended to Forrest on 5 June 1891. The line was closed on 4 March 1957.
Ash Wednesday 1983 a fire started in Deans Marsh and the fire burnt out a large selection of Otway Forest and towns of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea and Barwon Downs.
Deans Marsh is the birthplace of the renowned Wagnerian soprano Marjorie Lawrence (1907–1979).
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