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    by balhannah Written Sep 25, 2012

    The corner of Gray and McIntyre Streets is known as Church Hill owing to the presence of St Andrew's Presbyterian and Anglican Christ Church Co-Cathedral (the Sunday school dates back to 1889).

    The massive bluestone Gothic Revival Church of St Andrew's (1907-09), with its enormous spire, was built on the site of the first St Andrew's (1858). The original services were conducted in Gaelic.

    Both Churches are really beautiful and worth seeing. A pity I was a little late, as the Autumn leaves had finished and were dropping. The bright colours against the dark grey Churches would have made a beautiful photo.

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    by balhannah Written Sep 25, 2012

    Hamilton is well known for its beautiful historic houses/ mansions.

    Lots of wealthy people lived in Hamilton, and they built many different styles of houses. A drive around the city, and we saw many of these, most of them were named.
    One was an Art Deco styled Italian Villa, circa 1920 with great period detail, another looked like houses we had seen in England.
    We found plenty on our drive, and most of them had lovely gardens to match.

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    • Architecture
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    by balhannah Written Sep 25, 2012

    The Hamilton Botanic Gardens are really lovely gardens. These are the 4th oldest botanic gardens in Victoria and are of historical significance.

    It was in 1853, that this land was set aside for a public garden. A landscaper from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, began planting the gardens in 1870, later being taken over by William Guilfoyle, the curator of the Royal Botanic Gardens and one of Australia’s greatest garden designers and botanists. These gardens are one of the State’s most intact examples of a 19th-century regional botanic garden, and an important early example of the work of Guilfoyle.

    Pathways led me through and around the park, past sweeping lawns, a lovely Rotunda and Fountain, and also some very rare trees. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is the only known one growing in Victoria. Some other rare trees were the Funeral Cypress and Himalayan Oaks.
    Dating back to the 19th century, and still there, are the two aviaries and an animal enclousure.
    Another nice 19th century touch, is the gates with Lion's heads.

    Set in 4 acres, Hamilton Botanic Gardens is bounded by French, Kennedy, Martin and Thompson Streets, Hamilton
    FREE ENTRY.

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    • Seniors
    • Budget Travel

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  • by Mizzamzz Written Mar 5, 2007

    Izzy's has SO much to choose from. I am normally a really fussy eater and I STILL haven't tried everything I want to on the menu.
    The restaurant is run by a lovely family who are always up for a chat and it has a fantastic atmosphere.
    The restaurant was deliberately built on the smaller side to encourage a more personal and cozy atmosphere.
    Good sized helpings as well. Most meals are around the $17-$22 mark.

    Favorite Dish: Satay Beef & their famous Butter Rice.

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Food and Dining

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