Alexander Thomas Evans (14 February 1917 – 30 August 2009) was an Australian politician.
He was born in Creswick and attended Smeaton State School and Ballarat High School before entering the family business, then becoming a trainee manager at Woolworths. He joined the Liberal Party in 1946, and was a Creswick Shire Councillor from 1956–62. He married Dawn Sim on 11 July 1970.
In 1960 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Ballarat North. He served as a backbencher until his retirement in 1988.
The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. It led to a period of extreme prosperity for the Australian colony, and an influx of population growth and financial capital for Melbourne, which was dubbed "Marvellous Melbourne" as a result of the procurement of wealth.
Creswick is a town in west-central Victoria, Australia, 18 kilometres north of Ballarat and 122 kilometres northwest of Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn. It is 430 metres above sea level. At the 2016 census, Creswick had a population of 3,170. Creswick was named after the Creswick family, the pioneer settlers of the region.
Sir Alexander James Peacock was an Australian politician who served as the 20th Premier of Victoria.
The Midland Highway is a major rural highway linking major towns in Victoria, beginning from Geelong and winding through country Victoria in a large arc through the cities of Ballarat, Bendigo and Shepparton, eventually reaching Mansfield at the foothills of the Victorian Alps.
Ballarat East was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria. Prior to its abolition, it was a 3,323 km² part-urban and part-rural electorate covering areas to the east of the regional centre of Ballarat. It included the Ballarat suburbs of Ballarat East, Bakery Hill, Golden Point, Eureka, Canadian, Mount Pleasant, Mount Clear, Mount Helen and Warrenheip, and the rural towns of Ballan, Buninyong, Bungaree, Creswick, Daylesford, Dunnstown, Hepburn Springs, Kyneton, Lal Lal, Malmsbury, Meredith and Steiglitz. The electorate had a population of 54,127 as of the 2006 census, with 40,578 enrolled electors at the 2010 state election.
Creswick railway station is located on the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Creswick, and the original station opened on 7 July 1874.
Newlyn is a small, rural town in the Shire of Hepburn, in west-central Victoria, Australia. It is located 27 kilometres (17 mi) northeast of Ballarat and 124 kilometres (77 mi) northwest of Melbourne. It is 452 metres above sea level. At the 2021 census, it had a population of 136 across 57 private dwellings. It is located on the Midland Highway. Newlyn North is 2 kilometres away.
David Charles McGrath was an Australian politician. Originally a member of the Australian Labor Party, he joined Joseph Lyons in the 1931 Labor split that led to the formation of the United Australia Party.
Maxwell Thomas Spittle was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) until 1950.
Walter Bolitho Grose was an Australian politician.
Wellington Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council, the upper house of the Victorian Parliament.
William John Evans was an Australian union leader and politician.
The Electoral district of Ballarat was an electoral district of the old unicameral Victorian Legislative Council of 1851 to 1856. Victoria being a colony in Australia at the time. Ballaarat was added to the Council in 1855, along with four other districts.
William Anderson, was a politician in colonial Victoria (Australia), member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Creswick, and later Windermere. He was also the fourth Chief President of the Australian Natives' Association.
Patrick Louis Denigan was an Australian politician.
Thomas Parkin was an Australian politician.
Frederick William Brawn was an Australian politician.
Frederick William Hagelthorn was an Australian politician.
Anderson's Mill is a large steam and water powered flour mill built by in 1861 at Smeaton, Victoria, Australia on the banks of Birch Creek.
The Victorian School of Forestry (VSF) was established in October 1910 at Creswick, in the Australian state of Victoria. It was located at the former Creswick Hospital, built in 1863 during the gold rush. The creation of VSF was one of the many recommendations of a Royal Commission held between 1897 and 1901 into forest degradation. The first tertiary forestry school in Australia, VSF was administered by the Forests Commission Victoria (FCV) until 1980, when VSF amalgamated with the University of Melbourne to become that institution's School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. From 1910 to 1980, 522 students completed the Diploma of Forestry at VSF.