THE CHESHIRE CHEESE 1864
In the eighteen sixties a number of rudimentary inns were established throughout the district. One of the earliest was The Cheshire Cheese built here by Robert Wolstenholme with locally cut sandstone. It soon became a staging for Cobb and Company and catered successfully for settlers, timber sawyers, bushmen and travelers. Other early inns were the Notting Hill, The Mulgrave Arms, The Tally Ho and The Mountain View, The Squatters Rest, known also as The No Good Damper, The South Yarra and The Lady Of The Lake. So elegant was this stone that the Anglicans accepted Wolstenholme's offer to donate what he did not need to construct the beautiful St Matthew's Church on Wellington and Springvale Roads corner in 1869. It stood proudly until demolished in 1976.
Placed as part of the Victoria 150 celebrations in the City of Waverley by the Council, Spring, 1985
Corner of Lum Road and Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia