History

Castlemaine North students visit the historic Old Telegraph Station

The students are currently studying communication and learnt all about early communication in Castlemaine.

Let’s take a look back at… Newham’s Newsagency

Then: Newham’s Newsagency (image courtesy of G. and L. Barry) was once located at 207 Barker Street Castlemaine next to the George...

Let’s take a look back at … Castlemaine Coach Factory

Then: W. R. Williams Coach Builders (pictured) operated as a business for at least 68 years, from Forest Street. 

Front pages from the archives: Castlemaine’s vanilla slice rides high

Check out these front pages of the Castlemaine Mail from over the past 20 years

Restoration of historic sexton’s office and gun powder storage magazine comes up a treat

Debra Tranter always expected restoring the historic sexton's office and gun powder storage magazine at Castlemaine Cemetery would be rewarding....

Lost headstone heads home to Castlemaine Cemetery

A headstone from the late 1800s has been returned to its original resting place at the Castlemaine Cemetery at Campbells Creek.

My Strangways: Joan Sartori knows a thing or two about local history

Well Joan you're just out of Newstead, at Strangways I know. How long have you lived there?I've lived there for 59 years,...

Then and now: Let’s take a look back at Castlemaine Primary School

This photograph was taken in 1884 after the present day building was completed in 1875. This structure replaced the earlier National School building that had operated on site since 1855.

New light shed on old Strangways

Eve LambIt's said the gold was once so abundant out Strangways way, beyond Newstead, you could lift it by the shovelful.So the...
Maree Edwards MP with Castlemaine RSL

Keeping the legacy alive

The state government is helping the Castlemaine RSL keep the legacy of veterans alive for future generations with a $1617 grant to...
The commemorative sculpture of General Sir John Monash at Billmans Foundry before it left for the Australian War Memorial.

Castlemaine work on display

A bronze commemorative sculpture of General Sir John Monash made right here in Castlemaine now stands at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The figure...
Hollywood producer and writer Anne Kenney and Associate Professor Clare Wright outside the Theatre Royal.

Forgotten Rebels

La Trobe historian and author Associate Professor Clare Wright and Hollywood producer and writer Anne Kenney stopped over in Castlemaine on Tuesday last week...

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Castlemaine CFA member Trent Dempster and Captain Terry Franklin are pictured with ASQ's Matthew Sinclair and their cheque this week.

Local community groups get a welcome boost from ASQ

ASQ Garden & Landscape have generously donated funds from their Community Rewards Program to a number of local community groups and organisations.ASQ...