Friday, May 31, 2013

Swiss Mountain Hotel, Blampied, Victoria

Established during the Victorian gold rush, the Swiss Mountain Hotel was one of Victoria's oldest licensed hotels until it was recently closed due to dwindling patronage.

Originally the hotel was named the The Manchester, but was renamed the Swiss Mountain in the 1880's by the new owner, a Swiss immigrant, Andre LaFranchi. The LeFranchi family operated the hotel for 80 years.

An interesting history of the Blampied district by  Aussie Rules football identity, Phil Cleary can be found here.


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