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Reminiscences of Fryerstown


Perhaps nothing in Australia’s history can compare with the discovery of gold, for its impact on the population was tremendous. Men were enticed to leave their homes and employment, and travel the hazardous routes to the newly discovered goldfields in the hope of making a quick fortune.

Sarah’s Search– A Silk Odyssey


In 1874 a woman established an enterprise high on the eastern slopes of Mount Alexander in Central Victoria. Its purpose was to grow thousands of mulberry trees, to feed silkworms, produce silk, and train women in the silk industry.