Built in the 1850’s, the Rockbank Inn was believed to be a hotel, stable and store for gold prospectors travelling to the goldfields area.
The site sits close to the ruins of Beatty’s bridge on Kororoit Creek.
The earliest construction of the Rockbank Inn is thought to have occurred in 1853.
Now, an archaeological dig of the site hopes to uncover relics from the 1800’s.
Overseen by Heritage Victoria, the dig will commence from April and expected to uncover thousands of artifacts dating as early as 1840.
You are invited to explore the artifacts with a popup museum operating over two weekends.
WHO: This is a family friendly event suitable for all ages*
WHAT: Pop-up museum and guided discovery tours
WHEN: Saturday 1st May
TIME: Tours will run for approx 20 mins between 12pm & 4pm
WHERE: Aintree Reserve (Aintree Boulevard, Aintree)
Free kids activities and refreshments will be provided to all members with a ticket.
This event is brought to you by Melton City Council + Woodlea and is part of The Australian Heritage Festival (Victoria) – an annual celebration of all things history, specifically uncovering the heritage in the City of Melton.
main image: eventbrite page.
** Got a story? Get in touch via the Moorabool Online Facebook page or drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org