Branxholme, Condah & Myamyn Settlers & History

South-West Victoria, Australia

Branxholme, a rural settlement on the Arrandoovong Creek in the Parish of Branxholme situated on the main road between Hamilton and Portland in south-west Victoria, Australia.

Condah, a rural settlement south of Branxholme in the Parish of Green Hills situated on the main road between Hamilton and Portland in south-west Victoria, Australia.

The name Condah, aboriginal word for swamp, does not appear to have been used until after 1850, prior to that it was known as Green Hills.

The first settlers in the area were the squatters and the first Pastoral Runs and Occupiers around in the Condah area were...

  • "Green Hills" - Henry Nicholas LOUGHNAN, 1840
  • "Whittlebury" - John BLAND, 1842
  • "Bassetts" - Christopher BASSETT, 1842
  • "Lake Condon" - George COGHILL, 1843
  • "Crawford" - Henry MONRO, 1843
  • "Greenvale" - John Barclay, Jul 1846
Myamyn, a rural settlement in the Parish of Myamyn situated south of Condah on the main road between Hamilton and Portland in south-west Victoria, Australia; aboriginal word for meeting place or camp.

Local Publications

  1. Gwen Bennett "Watering Holes of the West", A study of hotels, inns and breweries in the City of Portland and former Shire of Heywood, Victoria, Australia, 1997
  2. Vanda Saville "Dear Friends, They Wept, but Weakened Never" (Condah), 1978
  3. Vanda Saville "Tapestry, Within of the Shire of Portland", 1979

Historical material (family stories, events, articles, images) for these pages would be appreciated.