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Outdoor recreation in Hepburn Shire

From 11:59 pm on Wednesday 5 August 2020, Regional Victorians are allowed to engage in outdoor sport and exercise, using locations and facilities as close to home as possible. If you are located wit...
Posted 11/05/2020 in Things to do
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Tips for gold prospectors to stay sane at home during the COVID-19 crisis

Victoria's lockdown will not be easy for a lot of gold prospectors who find themselves stranded from the goldfields, so I thought I'd throw together some ideas to help keep that gold fever from gettin...
Posted 02/04/2020 in Gold
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Paddy the Prospector heads into town

Shoppers were fighting and carrying on Over packets of dunny rolls Shelves were half empty, the cashiers wore masks things looked way outta control
Posted 14/03/2020 in Miscellaneous
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BURIED ALIVE!

The following collection of incidents were printed in newspapers across Australia during the 1850s, and tell of tragic accidents where miners were literally buried alive.
Posted 22/01/2020 in History
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Hidden history around Maryborough, Victoria

Maryborough is filled with significant remnants of a bygone era. Grand gold rush architecture is a striking feature of the town, and long-forgotten relics are scattered through the region. This list t...
Posted 30/12/2019 in History
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21 amazing day trips from Victoria's Central Goldfields

Do you live in Victoria's Central Goldfields? Check out this collection of 21 amazing day trips and start planning your next adventure! Discover nearby waterfalls, caves, swimming spots, historical si...
Posted 28/11/2019 in Adventure
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Surfacing in the Victorian Goldfields

During the gold rush, miners stripped large areas of shallow gold-rich ground down to the bedrock and processed the earth they removed using equipment such as tubs, cradles, puddling machines and slui...
Posted 17/08/2019 in Gold
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Online resources for researching gold prospecting locations

The following list provides links to a range of online resources which are useful for anyone researching places to go gold prospecting as well as the history of gold in Victoria / Australia.
Posted 07/08/2019 in Gold
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$100 treasure hunt, Maryborough VIC

Got a metal detector handy around Maryborough VIC this weekend? Try your luck at digging up a hundred bucks! We have buried a dominoes tin containing $100 in a small bushland reserve just outside Mary...
Posted 02/08/2019 in Things to do
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Gold prospecting maps for Victoria's State and National Parks

Although most State and National Parks in Victoria are off limits for gold prospecting, some of them do have designated areas where prospecting is permitted. Parks Victoria provides a series of prospe...
Posted 31/07/2019 in Gold
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Spectacular rocky outcrops of the Victorian Goldfields

Rocky peaks, massive boulders and beautiful scenery are stunning features of the many impressive outcrops across the Victorian Goldfields. Wander among these gigantic awe inspiring rocks, explore the ...
Posted 03/06/2019 in Places
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Best bushwalks in the Victorian Goldfields

The beautiful, varied landscape of the Victorian Goldfields provides countless fantastic settings for bushwalkers to enjoy. Along with the epic 210 km Goldfields Track, you can take many scenic walks ...
Posted 27/05/2019 in Things to do
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Lone Graves of the Goldfields

Lone graves are a fascinating feature of the Victorian Goldfields, and along with the region's historical cemeteries they provide an interesting glimpse into the past. Some lone graves come about beca...
Posted 25/05/2019 in History
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20 top spots for family barbecues in the Victorian Goldfields

Picnics and playgrounds are a great way to spend the afternoon with the family! There are many places throughout the Victorian Goldfields which feature excellent play spaces and barbecue facilities. T...
Posted 19/05/2019 in Things to do
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50 amazing places for kids to explore in the Victorian Goldfields

There are so many amazing places for kids to explore throughout the Victorian Goldfields! My own kids have had so much fun on their adventures through this amazing region that it was hard to choose ju...
Posted 18/05/2019 in Things to do
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Gold rush poem, 1851. The Rhyme of the Melbourne Mania

This interesting 1851 poem describes the madness which gripped Victoria (then known as the Port Phillip District of New South Wales) in the early days of Australia's gold rush, the offer of a £200 re...
Posted 06/05/2019 in Gold
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Resource directory for gold prospecting, gold history and exploring the Victorian Goldfields

There are lots of fantastic resources across the Goldfields Guide website which are useful for both gold prospectors and those interested in exploring the history and features of the Victorian Goldfie...
Posted 06/05/2019 in Gold
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Tiddles the duck and his Goldfields adventures

The heartwarming story of Tiddles, a three year old Indian Runner duck who spends his spare time adventuring through the Victorian Goldfields, despite the fact that he lives with a spinal defect and d...
Posted 28/04/2019 in Adventure
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Diaries and memoirs from the Victorian gold rush

Diaries and memoirs are an extremely valuable source of information about life in Victoria during the 19th century gold rush. These first hand accounts, written by people living and working on the gol...
Posted 26/04/2019 in History
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