Received from: Australia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: July 2012
Distance: 15474 km
Time of travelling: 19 days
Grantville is a small township of some 320 people located 103 km south-south-east of Melbourne 500 m from the eastern shore of Westernport. Grantville was once a supply port for the settlers in the adjacent hill country and a timber town with four sawmills linked by tramway to the jetty from whence the timber was shipped to Melbourne. The town's old mechanics' institute (1888) remains from the 19th century and the cemetery contains some historic tombstones.