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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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A virtual tour of the Victorian Goldfields

Interested in the historical treasures of the Victorian Goldfields? Check out these panoramic virtual views of various significant sites throughout the goldfields! Simply follow the links provided bel...
Posted 22/08/2018 in Places
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Goldfields Guide's Top 10

Goldfields Guide is the most comprehensive online resource for both locals and tourists looking to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Some of the places listed on the website have been so popular that ...
Posted 21/08/2018 in Things to do
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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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Beautiful lookouts of the Victorian Goldfields

From iconic poppet head lookout towers to panoramic hillside views, there are so many stunning lookouts across the Victorian Goldfields. Discover new places where you can look down over waterfalls, mi...
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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