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Gold-bearing creeks and rivers in Victoria

The following list of creeks and rivers are open for prospecting (or have sections open for prospecting) and are known to contain gold. Please note that this list is not complete and will be added to ...
Posted 21/03/2019 in Places
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Historical gold maps of the Victorian Goldfields

The following list links to historical maps for various towns and regions throughout the Victorian Goldfields. These maps have been selected because they display useful information regarding the locat...
Posted 14/03/2019 in Gold
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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 beautiful forests and along impressive old bridges. There are many organ...
Posted 12/03/2019 in Things to do
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10 fascinating things about Maldon, Victoria

Maldon is a beautiful place with a rich history and a story to tell. There are just so many interesting things to learn about this grand and gorgeous gold rush town.
Posted 11/03/2019 in Places
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Aussie River Gems - A Prospectors Guide

Hahnrock, Tooheys Agate, Crownite, Carltonine, Cooperstone and Smoky Fostersite are just a few of the pretty Australian creek-worn gems which can often turn up in your classifier while prospecting.
Posted 10/03/2019 in Things to do
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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 bushwalks to guided undergro...
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 more. Check out some of ...
Posted 08/01/2019 in Things to do
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Fire in Sandhurst (Bendigo) Christmas Day, 1857

In the early hours of Christmas Day in Sandhurst (now known as Bendigo) 1857, a fire ripped through Williamson Street leaving a scene of devastation and almost destroying the iconic Shamrock Hotel.
Posted 24/12/2018 in History
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The Golden Christmas Cake, 1872

Imagine walking through the town at Christmas and seeing Christmas puddings made of solid gold displayed in the shop windows! The image above depicts one such cake being made in 1872, soon to be admir...
Posted 21/12/2018 in History
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Wallaby Mine Gold Battery

The Wallaby Mine Gold Battery site is a rare surviving example of its kind. It is amazing how much machinery has remained here over the years without being scavenged. Other significant remaining objec...
Posted 13/12/2018 in Places
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The Christmas Gift gold nugget, 1877

This impressive gold nugget was named The Christmas Gift and was discovered at Break O'Day (now known as Corindhap) Victoria in 1877.
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 Christmas Day, was aban...
Posted 02/12/2018 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 been struck with gold fever.
Posted 16/11/2018 in Gold
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Victoria's Underground Mine Tours

Guided underground mine tours offer a unique, unforgettable experience where you can immerse yourself in Victoria's mining history in an exciting and engaging environment.
Posted 02/10/2018 in Things to do
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Ghost Tours and Paranormal Investigations

The following list of ghost tours in Victoria will give you a night you'll never forget, so grab a friend and head out for an evening of gruesome history, tales and terrors!
Posted 01/10/2018 in Things to do
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Things to do with the family in the Victorian Goldfields

Looking for something new and exciting to do with the family? Take a look through this ultimate list of family-friendly things to do in the Victorian Goldfields! Featuring a wide range of local activi...
Posted 01/10/2018 in Things to do
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Boy Bushranger of Clunes, Victoria

The following articles describe the events leading to the capture and subsequent prosecution of Ernest Clifford Hull, the self-proclaimed bushranger of Clunes, Victoria.
Posted 30/09/2018 in People
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Dangers of mine shafts in the Victorian Goldfields

Unexpected open mine shafts are a fairly common sight throughout the bush of the Victorian Goldfields. The 19th/20th century gold mines which once dominated the region now lie abandoned. Some mines ha...
Posted 29/08/2018 in Gold
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