Evandale is the birthplace of Lt Col. Harry Murray VC, CMG, DSO and Bar, the most highly decorated allied soldier in World War 1. His deeds are celebrated with a statue in the gardens at the end of Trafalgar Lane.
Remember the house in the first tip? Well, here's the church the reverend preached at.
Reverend Robert Russell was a young Scot when he arrived in Evandale to commence his parish duties on the 9th April 1838. At that time there was no church building and services were then held in private residences.
The Scottish Community of Evandale had raised funds for the building of a Kirk (Church) and along with a grant from the Government this enabled the laying of a foundation stone in 1838 by the Governor, Sir John Franklin and from this the Kirk (Church) became a reality with the dedication of St. Andrews on 5th September 1840.
A much admired example of neo classical Architecture, St. Andrews is known as the "best preserved or restored" place of worship in Tasmania.
Since its door opened, St Andrew's has served the Presbyterian Congregation of Evandale and its surrounding environs and lately as the Uniting Church of Australia.
Of interest here is the spire, labelled "Whitehead's Folly" because John Whitehead of nearby Nile donated it.
This particular church dates back to 1871 but there were buildings on the site prior to that going back to 1837; the second church was condemned due to faulty foundations which is when the current structure came into being.
One thing I like when you are walking through historic towns or villages is small signs giving you details of what you see. Evandale has done well here and I, for one, really appreciated the information because I got there after the tourist office had closed.
Fondest memory: This particular place is Ventnor, but was also known as "The Pines".
It was built for a doctor and originally included surgery and dispensary.
Dr. Robert Kidd moved in in 1888 and would be proud of the state of this residence today.