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Commemorates the centenary of Federation of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901
|Address:||High Street, Lancefield|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.277167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||01-January-1901|
|Actual Event End Date:||01-January-2001|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||2000|
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Centenary of Federation 2001 - Macedon Ranges Federation Trail
Lancefield falls in the clan territory of the Wurundjeriballuk and an important Aborigianl site exists in the area. European settlement began during the 1830's, the first township was established in the 1850`s at Deep Creek, north of Lancefield, however, persistent floodinf necessitated the move to higher gorund. The rich agricultural land supported farming and produced a fine avriety of crops and early industries included a malthouse, brewery and flour mill. In 1860, expoloers Burke and WIlls camped near Lancefiled and the site is marked with a memorial stone close to Burke and Wills Track. The town's attractive streetscape affords an indication of its heritage.