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Bell's Cottage

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  • Tarnagulla bell\
Corner Wimmera Highway and Mitchell Lane, Llanelly VIC 3551

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Features

  • Beautiful stone cottage
  • Built in 1937
This beautiful stone cottage lies on the outskirts of Tarnagulla, a gorgeous little town within the Loddon Shire. Located alongside the Wimmera Highway in a quiet patch of bushland, Bell's Cottage stands empty and abandoned.

Built in 1937 by WW1 veteran Herbert Bell before he served in WW2, the cottage is an impressive testament to Bell's determination and hard work.

A small brick and stone California style cottage with brick quioning and a Japanese style gable was built by Herbert Bell at the junction of Mitchell's Lane and the main Tarnagulla-Llanelly road, near the cemetery.

After serving in the First World War and the Merchant Navy Bell arrived in the area in the late 1920's to fossick around the goldfields. He gathered the stones with his bicycle and cut the timbers for the doorways and gables from the surrounding iron bark trees using a one man cross cut saw and broad axe.

The cottage was finished prior to the Second World War when Bell again served his country. On his return to the area Herbert Bell established an orchard and a poultry farm on a nearby block. Herbert Bell, born 28 April 1890 died on 22 October 1976.

- Extract from "Tarnagulla & District". Source: http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/


Bert Bell's Cottage, Tarnagulla, - c1938 (Source: www.tarnagulla.com, Photo supplied by Darren Wright.)

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Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park


Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park is a 10 acre bush park privately owned and managed by Jerry and Pauline Wellman in the gorgeous gold-rush town of Inglewood, Victoria. The park is within walking distance to cafes, shops and hotel entertainment, and is surrounded by State Forests. Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park is a popular destination for tourists and is located within the renowned Golden Triangle - a region of the Victorian Goldfields which is world famous for the size, purity, and quantity of gold nuggets found in the area. 

Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel


Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel offers classic country hospitality in the heart of Wedderburn, providing the perfect base for visitors to explore the beautiful Loddon Valley, the region's significant historical goldfields, and the surrounding towns of Inglewood, Bridgewater and Boort. Located two and a half hours from Melbourne and one hour from Bendigo, Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel is the perfect destination for your next getaway.


 

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