World Heritage bid gains momentum

A crowd of around 100 people gathered at the Castlemaine Uniting Church Hall last Thursday evening to learn about the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid.

All aboard for railways book launch

Local rail enthusiasts are invited to the launch of an intriguing new book A History of the Maldon and Shelbourne Railways this...

Meeting to shed light on Goldfields UNESCO bid

Would you like to learn more about the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid?

Let’s take a look back at the 1919 train derailment

This image was taken by Jack Barry, one of the first on the scene shortly after the accident in 1919.

Let’s take a look back at Muir’s Bakery Yapeen

This would have been quite a busy road in its time as it was the original Castlemaine-Guildford Road before the road was redirected in the mid 1960s.

Let’s take a look back at the Walker St rail crossing

This very early scene has a view to the south west with the Walker Street railway crossing in the foreground.

Push to preserve historic Wattle Gully Gold Mine

There has been an outpouring of community concern since our story last month on the desecration occurring at the historic Chewton mine.

Historic artefacts returned ‘home’

Mount Alexander Shire Council was honoured to recently be presented with an historic silver jug and salver (tray) from the Froomes family.

Update on the redevelopment of Chewton’s Wesleyan church

The church will remain closed to the public over the coming year whilst works continue.

Pioneers honour our local Diggers

The Castlemaine Pioneers & Old Residents Association Inc made a special presentation to the Castlemaine RSL on Tuesday.

Sandon’s colourful history documented

Melbourne based local historian Ken James has recently completed another of his comprehensive local history offerings this time on Sandon.

Take a look back at the Anglican Church on Agitation Hill

Circa 1900This photograph looking South East along Mostyn Street from Kennedy Street shows the Castlemaine Christ Church Anglican on Agitation Hill. The...


Woolworths build to begin

Castlemaine Golf Club news

Bring the joy this Christmas

Betty turns 100!