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Published May 1st 2022
Once a prosperous grain producing town
Devenish Community Hotel

Devenish is a small rural town in northern Victoria located approximately 230 kilometres north of Melbourne. It is part of the district known as Major Plains.

Main street

The town was established in 1873 when the railway line passed through from Benalla. It was then a prosperous grain-producing community.

Silo art

In 1943 concrete silos were built to store grains. However, in 2007, the last load of grain was delivered and the silos were closed. On the eve of ANZAC Day 2018, the Devenish community unveiled their silo art masterpiece. The artwork is a tribute to the 50 young men and women from the Devenish community who enlisted in the military service in the First World War. There is a plaque with their names on it. There are seats around the silos for visitors to sit, admire and reflect on the sacrifices made by these young men and women.

Plaque with names

In the park, not far from the silos, is a big shed with various old farming equipment on display.

Farming equipment on display

On the main street is a post office cum general stores, the Devenish Community Hotel and a church.

Though a very small town, it is worth a visit or as a rest stop when travelling through the region.
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Where: Major Plains, Victoria
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