Welcome to Crowlands
Crowlands is situated about 24kms north east of Ararat, Victoria, Australia. It is located in the valley of the upper Wimmera River on an elevated plain. The native vegetation is red and yellow gum with grey and yellow box. The major land use is grazing and cropping.
Currently the town consists of the Public Hall (Empire Theatre), oval, tennis courts, River swimming hole, Uniting Church, old railway station platform, CFA and decommissioned school and pub - now both private residences. Nearby is the DogRock Winery.
Crowlands Public Hall
The history of the township of Crowlands and its surrounding district began a very long time ago. Long before white settlement arrived, there was a society of people who walked the Wimmera River and caught fish from its waterholes. The people of the Crowlands Valley consisted of seven men, four wives and five children. By 1839 there were sheep grazing the fertile lands and European settlement was here. It is believed the aboriginal clan was attacked and driven from their land.