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A Century of Golf on the Goldfields

$15.00

From the formation in 1899 to 1999, gives many extracts from the Castlemaine Mail, lists of winners of various trophies, championships, life members, office bearers and the financial members for 1999.

Camerons of Clunes

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But for the existence of a little old chest, full of faded family letters and papers, it is unlikely that this story would not have been written. The characters in it are men and women long dead, it is true, but more interesting surely than the cardboard figures of fiction, and, if the ambition of the authors be realized, brought to life in an atmosphere of the history book proper, for there is nothing cut and dried, or dry as dust about these old letters. They are as natural and vivid as the day they were penned, and shimmer still with the silvery sand used to dry their ink – ink faded now to the colour of last year’s leaves.

Castlemaine Cemetery – A Walk with Glimpses of the Past

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Cemeteries, are considered by some as morbid places, while others consider them fascinating. They reveal tangible and readily accessible glimpses into the past. Goldfield cemeteries are no exception to this. They are one of the few remaining links to the turbulent and exciting times when thousands rushed to Victoria and the Mount Alexander Goldfields to make their fortune. They are also one of the few places where rich and poor from all stratas of society are found together. Cemeteries provide valuable information about our past and to some extent the society from which those memorialized have come.

Castlemaine Petitions

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The two 1850’s petitions made by the people of Mount Alexander to the Governor of Victoria, reproduced on the following pages are interesting sources of names for those tracing their family history in the Castlemaine district. They also form a fascinating aspect of Australian goldfield history.

Guildford

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Guildford – some early history. The township of Guildford, Victoria is situated on the banks of the Loddon River, on the Midland Highway, 12 kilometres from the City of Castlemaine, in a southerly direction , and 25 kilometres north from the town of Daylesford. It is surrounded by low hills, and is delightfully situated. Editor M C Rilen 1970 edition. R A Bradfield 1988 edition

Souvenir of Castlemaine and District

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The original “Souvenir of Castlemaine and District” collection was published by Verey & Co in 1904. It was printed by the Periodicals Publishing Company, 21 Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. As the cover suggests, the original contained “26 Photographic Views” – taken around the district by Adolphus Verey. However – this little book contains 22 images.

The Church on the Hill – Taradale

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A short history of Holy Trinity Church, Taradale 1859-1999. The first recorded Anglican services at Taradale took place in 1855 when the Reverend F G Barton, the indefatigable Incumbent of Kyneton, took two service in a room of the Taradale Hotel. In the same year he also visited the town to take religious instruction for the school children.

Thompsons’ Foundry

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Thompsons’ Foundry has played a pivotal role in the economic sustainability and wellbeing of Castlemaine since it first opened its doors in1875. It would be surprising to find a family in town that hasn’t at some point had a member working there.

Time for Tea

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Time for Tea is a small collection of family recipes, all tried and true. Whether it was a family birthday party, a church fete or a school lunch stall these old favourites were trotted out time and time again. They were the staples of our childhood, and rarely was there a deviation.