LaTrobe University to Sell Former Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth

LA TROBE University is readying to sell one of country Victoria’s most charming, historic rural properties.

The former Mayday Hills Hospital is spread over 100 hectares near the centre of Beechworth, and includes heritage gardens, and many classified buildings dating back to the 1860s.

Built as the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in the 1860s, and originally stretching a half-kilometre from end-to-end, the Beechworth estate, and another in Ararat, were built to cope with over-crowding at the state’s then only mental institution at Yarra Bend (Kew).

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