The town of Evandale is located 20kms south of Launceston in Tasmania and is a National Trust classified Georgian village. The town was originally established in 1811 as a military post and went under numerous names including Collins Hill, Patersons Plains, Gordon Plains and Morven.
It was officially declared Evandale in 1836 in honor of the first Surveyor-General in Tasmania, George William Evans. Some of Evandale’s most famous residents include John Batman (founder of Melbourne), Lt Col Harry Murray (most highly decorated allied soldier in WWI), John Kelly (father of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly) and early Australian landscape artist John Glover (who technically lived nearby at Deddington). Evandale is also famous for the annual National Penny Farthing Championships.
Public Art in Evandale features two of its well-known residents and of course a tribute to the Penny Farthings.