Purchase a piece of history

Maldon’s former ‘Porcupine Township’ Pioneer Settlement has been listed for sale for the first time in a decade presenting a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of history.
Ed Carthew of Carthew Real Estate Bendigo listed the unique property last Thursday.
News of the impending sale went national on Sunday when the Today Show made a live cross to the property.
The sprawling 15 acre property features two cottages which have been converted into the main residence, seven motel rooms, a separate three bedroom residence which is ideally sited to act as a manager’s residence, a restaurant with kitchen and coolroom, separate laundry to service the accommodation and of course a glimpse into our colonial past – the Porcupine Township.
The township itself features its own pub, ‘Charlotte’s Barn’ – a barn which was actually relocated from the Moolort Plains and was utilised as a dance hall, a blacksmiths, printers shop, general stores, various huts, a doctors surgery, Cobb & Co headquarters and even a bowling alley! Many of the buildings still house the chattels and authentic shop displays that originally featured in the tourist attraction. See the Mail for the full story.

The settlement has its own hotel.
Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.