Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve

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The Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve is a 30-hectare (74-acre) reserve near Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia. It contains several mineral springs that have been used for drinking and bathing since the 1860s.[1] The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register[2] and forms part of Hepburn Regional Park.[3]

History of the Mineral Springs[edit]

In the 1864 its citizens met at the Savoia Hotel[4] and petitioned the government to protect the mineral springs from mining - the water was rated above gold and the Hepburn Mineral Spring Reserve was created in 1865.[5] Many of its residents came from 'spa' areas in Italy, Germany and England and appreciated its value.

Bathhouse[edit]

A bathhouse was created in the 1890s which has been remodelled several times. After an A$13 million redevelopment, the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa reopened in September 2008. [1]

Springs[edit]

Several springs exist in the main reserve – Soda, Sulphur, Pavilion, Locarno and Wyuna. Golden Spring, Hendersons and Lithia Spring are located in the vicinity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daylesford". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic. 27 October 1865. p. 6. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve, Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2098, Heritage Overlay HO975". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
  3. ^ "Heritage story - Mount Franklin Hepburn Regional Park" (PDF), Park Notes, Parks Victoria, 1995, retrieved 2012-04-16
  4. ^ Gervasoni, Clare (2005), Bullboar, macaroni & mineral water : spa country's Swiss/Italian story, Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa Inc, pp. 14, 71, ISBN 978-0-646-45472-6
  5. ^ Gervasoni, Clare (2005), Bullboar, macaroni & mineral water : spa country's Swiss/Italian story, Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa Inc, p. 72, ISBN 978-0-646-45472-6

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Coordinates: 37°18′42″S 144°8′31″E / 37.31167°S 144.14194°E / -37.31167; 144.14194