Cave Hill Gallery

Cave Hill Marble and Limestone Quarry was officially opened on March 26, 1878 by Melbourne businessman, stonemason and farmer David Mitchell. For the next 124 years the business was operated by his descendants. As well as quarrying and processing limestone, Cave Hill Farm was established. On the site over the years was a dairy, butter factory, cheese factory, bacon curing plant and soap making plant.

In 2002 the Mitchell family sold to Unimin Australia later Sibelco who operated the lime works until 2015. After its closure the 167ha property was purchased by property developers in 2017 and re-named Kinley Estate. Construction of the new residential estate started in June 2019 and will provide 3,000 to 4,000 homes for up to 9,000 people.

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Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: [email protected]

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House at 61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
[email protected]

Lilydale & District Historical Society Inc.

Contacts:
Sue Thompson (President) 0475 219 884
Joy Gothe 0405 128 964
Lorraine Smith (Court House Manager) 03 9735 1104
Email: [email protected]

Share Your Information with the Society!

Email us your info (and images) to:
[email protected]

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House @
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays