>Fryerstown is a very small hamlet about 15 minutes drive from here. It’s one of those faded little places that time and fortune have pretty much passed by, a relic of the glory days of the Victorian goldrush left to languish after the gold ran out and the miners moved on – which is probably why so many of the mining era remnants remain. Surrounded on all sides by State Forest,and with more sheep than people, it’s too small to even boast a general store any more, and in fact about the only thing that keeps Fryerstown on the map is the Antiques and Collectables Fair held there on the weekend closest to Australia Day. Chris and Maz have a permanent ‘booking’ at my place for that week each year.
Some years ago I was told, apparently in all seriousness, that the Fryerstown Cemetery is the ‘most haunted’ in Australia and that the temperature drops by ten degrees as you enter the cemetery gate… I haven’t as yet had reason to check that out for myself. Colour me somewhat sceptical!