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From: "Neil Lewis" <>
Subject: Re: arnold - arnolds bridge?
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 19:28:20 +1100
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Just a footnote to the Arnolds Bridge discussion.

"David Arnold settled at Kangderaar Creek - midway between Tarnagulla and
Inglewood c 1856.
There were no gold crushing machines at Inglewood and the miners had to
transport their rock
east towards Bridgewater so as to cross the Bullabul creek, then they would
head for the
crushing machines at Tarnagulla.
David Arnold decided to shortern the journey and had a track blazed through
the forest having a 'three log
with decking bridge built however this bridge was swept away by a flood.
Arnold then spent 100 pounds
building another bridge to the south and charged a toll of sixpence so as to
recover his costs. A load of
wool drawn by 6 horses is said to be the first to cross the bridge and the
coaches from Talbot, Castlemaine,
Dunolly and Inglewood used it also. David Arnold also owned land near what
was later to become Arnold's
bridge Railway Station."

The above material is contained in the book
"Tarnagulla - The way it was" written by Edna Arnold and I believe her

Bendigo library has copies and there are photos of the modern "Arnolds
Bridge". taken by the author
in 1947 and 1948. These are Plates 1 and 2 of this book.

The book also contains much interesting detail on many pioneer families in
and around the Tarnagulla,
Newbridge, Dunolly, Waanyarra, Simpsons Creek (now Arnold West), region.

Hope this adds something to the discussion.

Neil Lewis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Lakeman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: arnold - arnolds bridge?

> Hello David and Tom H,
> According to Blake's "Place Names of Victoria", the entry for Arnold is -
> "Old goldfield NE of Dunolly discovered by William and David Arnold about
> 1854; district first called Arnold's Rush, then Kangadaraar Creek, then
> Arnold's Bridge 1892, Arnold 1920."
> So, yes they are the same place.
> With reference to the Arnold Bridge near Portland mentioned on the
> Geoscience website at, that is the name of
> an actual bridge and not the name of a town/location, so disregard this
> Cheers
> Peter
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >Hi David
> >
> >It appears they may be two different locations.
> >More correctly Arnold is listed as a location and Arnolds Bridge as
> >a bridge. Funny about that.
> >If you go to this site and enter
> >Arnold in the search box it will bring up quite a list of Arnold
> >variations. Each will give its exact location. Arnold is due west of
> >Bendigo and close by, whilst Arnolds Bridge is down Portland way
> >in the western district.
> >
> >Regards
> >
> >Tom Hickey.
> >
> >(see Ron that is how you answer a query from someone who is quite sure
> >how to do it. Took me all of two minutes at the most)
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: David SYMES [mailto:]
> >Sent: Sunday, 15 February 2004 10:12 PM
> >To:
> >Subject: arnold - arnolds bridge?
> >
> >Hello Vic Gold Listers,
> >could someone tell me if Arnold and Arnolds Bridge are the same place?
> >
> >David Symes
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