A-Z Challenge: D is for Diamond Creek
I am back again for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge so have made the commitment to blog every day in April except the Sundays. Some bloggers choose a theme, and others do random posts. For me, a theme works better, so them I’ve chosen for 2016 is Towns in Victoria. I will be choosing towns with a relevance to my family history, where possible.
D is for Diamond Creek, a small township located in the Diamond Valley on the outskirts of Melbourne. This is an area that is relevant to my family history as my great great grandparents JOHN TAYLOR and MARTHA LLOYD settled there, after their arrival in Australia from Wales in 1841. On arrival JOHN TAYLOR worked as a shepherd and later as a labourer.
They stayed in the area for many years and raised a large family.
Diamond Creek boomed in the early days due to the discovery of gold in 1863.
The population today is about 11.,500. Diamond Creek again is booming as it is now considered to be a Melbourne suburb. The number of houses being built has increased in recent years.
Sources: Wikipaedia and photos from: Nillumbik Historical Society.