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Jokes about gold, prospecting and mining

A collection of jokes about gold, prospecting and mining
Posted 23/04/2019 in Gold
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The dark side of the Victorian Goldfields

The Victorian Goldfields host a rich, fascinating, and often gruesome history. A casual browse through old newspaper articles can quickly reveal the darker side of life in Victoria during the 19th and...
Posted 22/04/2019 in History
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10 things you've got to experience in the Victorian Goldfields

There is so much to experience in the Victorian Goldfields region! You can try your luck at gold prospecting, take a guided tour of an underground gold mine, learn about the rich local history, explor...
Posted 22/04/2019 in Things to do
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Easter Monday celebrations in 19th century Victoria

Easter during the 19th century in Victoria was a time for festivity and leisure, with Easter Monday being the main day of celebration. Picnics, parades, sports, dancing, and trips to the beach or coun...
Posted 19/04/2019 in History
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Victoria's Easter Grinch, 1865

No doubt you have heard of the Christmas Grinch, but have you heard of the Easter Grinch? Apparently he lived in Melbourne during the 1860s.
Posted 19/04/2019 in History
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Fool's Gold

"All that glitters is not gold" is a common phrase, variations of which have appeared abundantly throughout history. A proverb which can be applied to many aspects of life, you won't find a more liter...
Posted 01/04/2019 in Gold
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April Fools Hoax in Creswick, 1873

Creswick was alive with mischief on April Fools Day 1873, when some prankster played an impressive hoax on all the publicans in the district.
Posted 31/03/2019 in History
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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 Gold
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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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