~ The Early Mickleham Pioneering Families ~
An 1865 Description of
Mickleham or Deepdene
A small postal and road board hamlet in the parish of the same name and electoral district of East Bourke. It is situated on the Three Chain Kilmore Road near the Deep Creek 18 miles north of Melbourne with which there is communication by coach twice a day. Donnybrook lies N.E. 4½ miles and Broadmeadows 7 miles south on the Kilmore Road with the former there is no communication and the latter coaches twice per day.
The country is generally flat and thickly timbered, there is however a small range of rising ground to the north. It is an agricultural and pastoral chiefly and the latter has a post office and 2 hotels being Parnell's and Mickleham.
280 persons with 50 dwellings in an area of 9,600 acres.
How to get to Mickleham in 1884 - 85 according to Wises Post Office Directory.
Mickleham 18 miles north from Melbourne, rail to Craigieburn, thence coach 4½ miles.
How to get to Mickleham in 1899 to1900 according to Wises Post Office Directory.
Mickleham N.E. from Melbourne, rail to Broadmeadows thence mail trap 9 miles.