Historical information

Port Fairy, a small town in Western Victoria established in 1836, has an exceptional collection of public buildings and dwellings dating from the 1840s. This booklet gives short descriptions of 58 of these historic buildings, many with accompanying photographs. These include many buildings in Gipps and Sackville Streets, the Powder Magazine, some hotels, the Drill Hall, Dublin House, the Port Fairy Cemetery and several schools and churches.


This booklet is useful for those seeking quick information on the historic buildings in Port Fairy and for those wanting to undertake a walk around the town’s historic spots.

Physical description

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Inscriptions & markings

Front cover: ‘Historic Buildings of Port Fairy, Port Fairy Historical Society Inc.’
Photograph on front cover: ‘Sackville Str. Port Fairy’, ‘Sackville St. looking south 1910’
Back cover map: ‘Port Fairy Historic Buildings’