History

Families with goldfields link reconnect

Bendigo resident and keen historian Lynne Cooper is delighted to report that she has tracked down the descendants of former Castlemaine Goldfields police sergeant, Daniel Nowlan.

Bid to unearth goldfields relic

Bendigo resident and keen historian Lynne Cooper is in the final throes of completing a fascinating new biography on the colourful life...

Artist moved to mark history

Inspired by our report on the campaign to rename Hutton Street in Kyneton due to its namesake's links to an Indigenous massacre...

Sign of the times – Churches slated for sale

A 'sign of the times' is the way the looming sale of two historic Uniting Churches is being described by what remains of their...

Memories of war

Jim Foreman was just 17 years old when he shipped out to sea. Now aged 94, it's taken the WWII veteran a lifetime to...

Journey back to our past

Take a journey back to our mechanical past at the Mount Alexander Vintage Engine Club's 24th Annual Vintage Engine Rally this weekend. The rally will...

Bridge on Froomes decision time looms

The future of Castlemaine's Froomes Road Bridge is expected to become clearer after next month's Mount Alexander Shire Council meeting. Whether it will be replaced...

Hospital reno soon

The Old Kyneton Hospital is a step closer to seeing new life pour through its doors as the first part of Embracia Victoria’s plan...

Gaze-grabber! Retro carriage now ready to roll

With it's bold retro livery and carefully crafted timbers, VGR's newly restored heritage refrigerator car is certain to turn heads as it gets rolling...

Balcony restoration for grand old icon

As scaffolding was erected alongside Castlemaine's gracious old Midland Hotel in recent days it could not help but draw attention. The iconic Midland featuring balcony...

Woodend Bowling Club celebrates 130 years

On Christmas Day this year, Woodend Bowling Club will celebrate 130 years since the very first green was opened - December 25, 1890. The origins...

Maldon pioneer settlement sold

Maldon's former 'Porcupine Township' Pioneer Settlement has sold to a Victorian buyer for an undisclosed sum. The unique 15-acre property offers visitor accommodation and a...

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