A Million Years of History
Eynesbury has a long, multilayered history. A history that’s rich in people, pride of place and a proudly independent community spirit. Firstly, there’s the well-preserved pastoralist history. Then there’s the natural history. And finally, there’s the collective history that the current residents create each day. Their lives, stories and experiences.
The spectacular Werribee gorge, which neighbours Eynesbury, was formed along a fault line in the earth’s crust.
Wadawurrung Traditional Owners occupied this land for tens of thousands of years, caring for Country in the most sensitive and sustainable way.
Simon Staughton arrives in Australia from England and quickly builds a vast property empire. He eventually controls over 102,000 acres.
Upon Simon Staughton’s death, his children divide the land holdings into four lots and Eynesbury is created.
Samuel Staughton starts building the beautiful Eynesbury homestead, which takes three years to complete. The sizeable home comes in handy as Simon and his wife Lizzie have seven children.
This was a busy year for Samuel Staughton. A fierce advocate for the local community, he’s not only elected to the Victorian parliament, he also founds the Melton footy club and is unanimously elected president. Way to go, Samuel.
The first annual Wyndham vs Eynesbury cricket match is held. We’re not sure of the score, sorry.
After donating the land for the railway line, Samuel is on hand to see Melton Station opened. No Myki required.
The first renovation of Eynesbury Homestead is completed with a billiard room and ballroom added.
An Eynesbury shearer only known by the initials CC writes ‘Click go the shears’. The song originally appears in the Bacchus Marsh Examiner.
Complimenting the extensive vegetable gardens and orchard, the ornamental lake is built at the homestead.
The Eynesbury Pastoral Company (EPC to those in the know) sells Eynesbury to John Baillieu. The polo fields, just off the main road, are still owned by the Baillieu family.
Covering over 1200 hectares, the modern Eynesbury township development is announced by a joint venture consortium. In the coming years, much planning is undertaken.
The Eynesbury golf course is opened to the public. Golfers from far and wide flock to test themselves.
Home, sweet, home! The first new home at Eynesbury is completed and the happy new residents move in. In the following years, many new homes are completed and the community rapidly grows.
Resimax Group assumes sole ownership of Eynesbury and starts writing the next chapters of Eynesbury’s history.
The Eynesbury Quarter is born. After extensive and sympathetic renovations, The Eynesbury Homestead reopens with a new eating, drinking and entertainment precinct.
Our heritage is everywhere
At Eynesbury, there are over 60 heritage-listed assets dotted about the place. Seriously impressive, hey? Some of these heritage assets are unmissable, like the historic homestead. Then there are those that are a little off the beaten track. But most of them are located within an easy stroll. Why not hit the ground and discover them all? You’ll find info on the Eynesbury heritage trails at the Discovery & Sales Centre.
We’re all about getting on the ground, rolling our sleeves up and making the impossible possible. And the way we go about our business is as time-honoured as the 125-year-old building we call home.
Eynesbury is our collective pride and joy. Everyone at Resimax Group feel honoured to be working with our partners and the residents to create a bright new future. For us, this is more than a development, more than a suburb, this is the land of Eynesbury.
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