Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian part of the Australian Alps. Formerly heavily dependent on farming and logging, it is now a tourist centre and is the support town for the Australian Ski resort of Mount Buller.
Ski Resort of Mount Buller
Situated approximately185 kms north east of Melbourne, the administrative area of Mansfield Shire was first proclaimed on 31st December 1866.
It was amalgamated with the City and Shire of Benalla in 1994 to form the
Delatite Shire, but on de-amalgamation in 2002 it proudly resumed its own identity of Mansfield Shire.
A pretty town with wide leafy boulevards, it has a very strong sense of community and offers the warmest of welcomes to all visitors—— unless your name is Ned Kelly!
The High Street looking from the monument
The monument to the murdered policeman in the centre of town
The plaque on the monument to the murdered policeman
However, being no relation of the infamous Ned, two of the members of the Mansfield Nottinghamshire Sister Cities Association, Rotarian Donald and Jane Mackenzie, visited the area in 2006 and received a “right royal reception” at the Shire Hall by the Mayor, the Chief Executive and the President-elect of the Rotary Club of Mansfield Victoria.
Mansfield Shire Hall
President Elect, The Mayor, Don & Jane, the CEO
Donald and Jane stayed at Buttercup Cottage, the absolutely first class Bed and Breakfast home of Louise and Laurie Jacobs, two members of the Mansfield Victoria Sister Cities Association who attended the 2000 event in Mansfield Nottinghamshire.
Here is an article printed in the Mansfield Courier on Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Mansfield, Victoria, Australia - The High Country
To see a promotional video of Mansfield-Mt.Buller "The High Country" presented to the Mansfield, England Sister Cities Association by Tom Ingpen, former Mayor of Mansfield, Victoria during his visit to Mansfield, England's May 2012 celebrations click here
Further information can be obtained from:-
General : www.mansfield.vic.au
Rotary : Mansfield Victoria
Buttercup Cottage: www.Buttercup.com.au
Tourism Channel Mansfield
Local Newspaper : Mansfield Courier