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YouTube Channels from the Victorian Goldfields

Check out the following list of YouTube channels created by local prospectors and gold enthusiasts in the Victorian Goldfields, which document their gold discoveries, equipment tests, prospecting meth...
Posted 19/08/2018 in Gold
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The Murders at Mia Mia Flat

Mia Mia Flat, a historic goldfield between Talbot and Lillicur, harbours a dark and terrible history. At least two murders occurred on these diggings in the 1850's and 60's as well as a horrific attem...
Posted 26/05/2018 in History
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Children of the Victorian Gold Rush

Life for children on the goldfields during the 1850's gold rush was rife with danger and illness - the Pennyweight Flat Children's Cemetery in Castlemaine is a heartbreaking testament to the fact. An ...
Posted 26/04/2018 in People
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Children of the Goldfields

These kids spend their days exploring the Victorian Goldfields! Abandoned mines, mullock heaps, gold diggings and historic buildings are all part of the scenery - along with caves, waterfalls, kangaro...
Posted 18/04/2018 in People
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Gold prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields

Guide to prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields - a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area (including the famous Welcome St...
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 waterfalls, mine sit...
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 Goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fasc...
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 cemeteries. Some cemeteries are still in use today, others have been long abandoned. Take a look through this list of the mo...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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Abandoned mines of the Victorian Goldfields

Mineshafts and mullock heaps are an extremely common sight throughout the bushland of the goldfields, and you can regularly come across abandoned mine tunnels, discarded boilers, machinery site founda...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Gold
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Beautiful buildings of the Goldfields

Some particularly charming buildings have endured amazingly well over the years and are still hidden away throughout the Victorian Goldfields, quiet testaments to the region's thriving history. Take a...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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The treacherous Black Forest, Victoria

Notorious for its terrible roads and the threat of assault and robbery by bushrangers, the Black Forest gained a fearsome reputation. The road from Melbourne to the famed Mt Alexander and Bendigo digg...
Posted 09/04/2018 in Places
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Puddling machines of the Victorian Goldfields

Puddling machines, or "puddlers" were pioneered on the Victorian goldfields in 1854. This technology was developed as an affordable way of processing gold-bearing clay on a large scale. Puddling machi...
Posted 04/04/2018 in Gold
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The Welcome Stranger gold nugget

The largest alluvial gold nugget ever found was the world famous "Welcome Stranger", which was unearthed in 1869. John Deason and Richard Oates discovered the massive gold nugget mere inches below the...
Posted 03/04/2018 in Gold
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The Victorian Goldfields

The impact of the Victorian gold rush is strongly evident in the towns of the Goldfields as well as scattered throughout the surrounding bushland.
Posted 02/04/2018 in Things to do
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Visit Laanecoorie, Victoria

Laanecoorie is a beautiful little town within the Loddon Shire, well known for the gorgeous Laanecoorie Reservoir and the fantastic picnic, camping and recreation facilities which surround it.
Posted 02/04/2018 in Things to do
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Best fenced playgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields

Anyone who's taken small children/toddlers out for a play knows that when it comes to playgrounds, a simple fence can make a world of difference! Parents are able to relax while their children play in...
Posted 03/02/2018 in Things to do
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Waterfalls of the Goldfields

There are so many beautiful waterfalls to explore throughout the Victorian Goldfields. From stunning twin falls to charming cascades, check out this list and start planning your next adventure!
Posted 29/01/2018 in Things to do
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Visit Maldon, Victoria's grand and gorgeous gold town

Maldon is one of the top destinations to explore within the Victorian Goldfields, with so much to discover and experience. Visit this picturesque little town and take a candlelit tour of an undergroun...
Posted 28/01/2018 in Things to do
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Mining ruins and relics throughout the Central Goldfields

Gold puddlers, cornish boilers, cyanide vats, mine shafts, mine tunnels, battery sites, and monuments commemorating significant gold discoveries can be found hidden away throughout the Box Ironbark fo...
Posted 27/01/2018 in Things to do
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Captain Melville, the Bushranger of Melville Caves

Calling himself Captain Francis Melville and posing as a gentleman, he reached Victoria about October 1851 and by December had turned bushranger. He claimed leadership of the Mount Macedon gang that w...
Posted 08/09/2017 in People
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