The rural village of Jamieson is located in a wonderful scenic location at the
confluence of the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers.
The village is thought to have derived its name from George Jamieson, a
shepherd who grazed sheep in the area in the 1850s, with the first permanent
settlement in 1860. By 1861 there were some 300 people working the goldfields.
Surveyed in 1862, a borough council was established in 1864. By the 1870s,
Jamieson reached its peak with a Catholic chapel, an Anglican church, school,
two banks, two insurance offices, five hotels, several stores, court house and
police station. However, a sharp decline followed, with most mining operations
in the area having ceased by the beginning of the First World War. The Black
Friday bushfires destroyed many mine workings in 1939.