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Gold prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields

Guide to prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields ...
Posted 16/04/2018 in Things to do
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Spectacular lookouts of the Goldfields

There are many excellent lookouts throughout the Victorian Goldfields which offer spectacular views of the surrounding forests, farmlands, lakes and mountains. Gorgeous views over...
Posted 13/04/2018 in Things to do
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Best campgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields

Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Go...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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Fascinating cemeteries of the Victorian Goldfields

Along with the gold rush in the 1850's came the inevitable establishment of many cemeteries. A wander through a historic cemetery within the goldfields...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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Abandoned mines of the Victorian Goldfields

Tunnel Hill Mine, Talbot Victoria. Supposedly driven in 1861 and was briefly reworked in 1917 when there was some cyaniding c...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Gold
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Beautiful buildings of the Goldfields

Grand 19th century architecture is a stunning feature of many towns throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Such gorgeous buildings are immediately admired upon arrival...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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The treacherous Black Forest, Victoria

An 1855 cartoon of a bushranger robbing a traveller. Courtesy State Library of Victoria. ...
Posted 09/04/2018 in Places
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Puddling machines of the Victorian Goldfields

Mining Model - Surfacing & Puddling, Shallow Alluvial Workings, Victoria, circa 1857. Image source: Museums Victoria. ...
Posted 04/04/2018 in Gold
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The Welcome Stranger gold nugget

Image source: Replica - Rodney Start (photographer) - Museums Victoria ...
Posted 03/04/2018 in Gold
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Visit Laanecoorie, Victoria

Gorgeous view of Laanecoorie and the Loddon River from alongside the Laanecoorie Reservoir Weir. Laanecoorie ...
Posted 02/04/2018 in Things to do
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Waterfalls of the Goldfields

Although the Victorian Goldfields are typically characterized by dry bushland and sun-baked clay, did you know there are also many waterfalls scattered throughout th...
Posted 29/01/2018 in Things to do
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Things to do in Maldon, Victoria

Maldon, Victoria was declared Australia's First Notable Town in 1965 by the National Trust of Australia, who explained that: ...
Posted 28/01/2018 in Things to do
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Mining ruins and relics throughout the Central Goldfields

The Central Goldfields Shire in Victoria is filled with significant relics and remnants of a bygone era. In the 1850's, gold discovered in the area sparked an...
Posted 27/01/2018 in Things to do
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Captain Melville, the Bushranger of Melville Caves

An 1855 cartoon of a bushranger robbing a traveller. Courtesy State Library of Victoria, ID MP00/00/56/21. Francis Melv...
Posted 08/09/2017 in People
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