Eynesbury is a locality of Victoria, Australia, 44 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melton and Wyndham local government areas.
- Area:60.94 km2
- Elevation:89 m
- Local Government Area:Melton City Council
Eynesbury is a locality of Victoria, Australia, 44 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melton and Wyndham local government areas. Eynesbury recorded a population of 2,577 at the 2016 Census.
Suburbs and towns that surround Eynesbury include Exford, Melton South, Werribee, and Hoppers Crossing.
Eynesbury was named after a town in the United Kingdom (north of London) where Simon Staughton was born (1797). Mr Staughton moved with his family to Australia in 1841 and settled on 101,000 acres which was subsequently subdivided in 1852.
The township of Melton was created from the 30,600 acre subdivision. When Mr Staughton died in 1863 his four sons and one daughter inherited his holdings of 70,400 acres. In 1870 the property was divided into four lots: Exford; Nerowie; Staughton Vale and Eynesbury – each station apart from Eynesbury had its own Homestead.
The Eynesbury Homestead constructed by Samuel Thomas Staughton Sr. in 1872 was the most grand of the four homesteads. Samuel Staughton inherited the 20,000 acre Eynesbury property from his father Simon. It has been restored and is listed as a Place of State Significance by the Heritage Council Victoria. This also includes the Bluestone Men's Quarters (now the Golf Club locker rooms); coach house & stables (now the Golf Club pro-shop).
The Eynesbury Station complex has 60 buildings and structures dating from 1870 to the 1940s including a shearing complex, manager's quarters and two unique Myer "Kit" homes.
In 1947, Eynesbury Station was purchased by M. L. & J. M. Baillieu. Former Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, moved the family assets into a separate account to avoid accusations of a conflict of interest during the 2010 Victorian state election. The family later sold their interests in 2014.
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