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Easter Monday celebrations in 19th century Victoria

The Yarra on Easter Monday, Frederick Grosse, engraver, 1867. Source: State Library Vi...
Posted 19/04/2019 in History
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Victoria's Easter Grinch, 1865

Easter in Victoria, Melbourne, Davide Syme and Co. 1889. Source: State Library Victoria. No doub...
Posted 19/04/2019 in History
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Fool's Gold

Quartz and pyrite crystals, "fool's gold". ...
Posted 01/04/2019 in Gold
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April Fools Hoax in Creswick, 1873

Creswick was alive with mischief on April Fools Day in 1873, when some prankster played an impressive hoax...
Posted 31/03/2019 in History
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The Maryborough Ghost

A ghost from The Illustrated Police News, similar to the "Maryborough Ghost" as described in 1871. ...
Posted 29/03/2019 in History
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Gold-bearing creeks and rivers in Victoria

Reedy Creek, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park ...
Posted 21/03/2019 in Places
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Heritage train rides in Victoria

Heritage train rides in victoria Enjoy a journey on a heritage train and travel between historic gold rush villages, across stunning gullies and gorges, through beautifu...
Posted 12/03/2019 in Things to do
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10 fascinating things about Maldon, Victoria

Maldon, Australia's first notable town. Image source: Explore Australia ...
Posted 11/03/2019 in Places
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Licence evasion, treachery and triumph on the Mt Alexander Diggings, 1852

'The License Inspected', by ST Gill. State Library of Victoria There are many fascinating old tales of mischi...
Posted 10/03/2019 in History
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Educational Locations in the Victorian Goldfields

There is so much opportunity for learning while exploring the Victorian Goldfields. This list compiles some of the region's best educational treasures, ranging from signed bush...
Posted 07/03/2019 in Places
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Top swimming spots in the Victorian Goldfields

There are heaps of great swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields! We have plenty of creeks, rivers and reservoirs which are great for swimming, fishing, picnics and mo...
Posted 08/01/2019 in Things to do
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Fire in Sandhurst (Bendigo) Christmas Day, 1857

Sandhurst (Bendigo) Victoria, 1857. Published by Sands & Kenny, Melbourne & Sydney, 1857. Plate from Victoria illustrated / S.T. Gill. Image source: State Library Victori...
Posted 24/12/2018 in History
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The Golden Christmas Cake, 1872

The golden Christmas cake, 1872. Image source: State Library Victoria Imagine walking through the...
Posted 21/12/2018 in History
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Wallaby Mine Gold Battery

Now here is so...
Posted 13/12/2018 in Places
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The Christmas Gift gold nugget, 1877

Close up image of The Christmas Gift gold nugget, discovered at Break O'Day (now known as Corindhap) Victoria in 1877 (source: ...
Posted 02/12/2018 in Gold
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An 1850s Christmas wedding with a tragic end

A grievous tale told by Ellen Clacy in her book A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53 describes the tragic demise of a woman who, set to marry her love on Chri...
Posted 02/12/2018 in History
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Christmas on the goldfields

Christmas pudding in the bush, 1856. Image source: State Library Victoria ...
Posted 24/11/2018 in History
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Gift ideas for gold prospectors

Are you searching for the perfect gift for the gold prospector in your life? The following list offers a huge variety of gift ideas for anyone who's...
Posted 16/11/2018 in Gold
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