Castlemaine

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Origin of the name

History

Castlemaine was proclaimed a municipality in April 1855 but the first election did not take place until 1856. The first Councillors were: Thomas Andrew (Grocer and Chairman), Alex S Palmer (Ironmonger), Joesph Davis (Gunsmith), W.B. Collyns (Merchant), Thomas Hinds (Baker), Hugh McMillan (Ironmonger) and Walter Smith (Agent). [1]

Castlemaine has state wide and national significance, the alluvial workings were the richest at the time of discovery. Specimen Gully is the allegedly the site of the first surface gold in the colony. Castlemaine area has many relic, - alluvial flats, extensive mine remains and mullock dump, water wheel foundation sand water races, open cut mining and on freehold land , historic stone buildings and miners cottages. [2]

Governance

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Albion Foundry


Castlemaine Bacon Factory

Castlemaine Brewery


Castlemaine Butter Factory


Castlemaine Gas Works


Castlemaine Woollen Mill


Middleton's Foundry


Thompson Foundry

Tourism

Castlemaine Art Museum

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Old Castlemaine Goal

Transport

Architecture

Education

'''Castlemaine (National) School 119'''


'''Castlemaine ( ChristChurch) School 131'''


'''Castlemaine (Wesleyan) 152'''


'''Castlemaine (Methodist) 159'''


'''Castlemaine (Catholic) 166'''


Castlemaine High School


Castlemaine North Primary School 2051

The Castlemaine North Primary School was built in 1878, it was typical of the 1872 Eeducation Act. [3]


Castlemaine Reformatory 4233


Castlemaine Technical College 7075

[4]

Media

See also

Hotels

Albert Hotel Castlemaine - Albion Hotel Castlemaine - Belle Vue Hotel Castlemaine - Bridge Hotel Castlemaine - Castlemaine Hotel - Clarendon Hotel Castlemaine - Commercial Hotel Castlemaine - Criteron Hotel Castlemaine - Cumberland Inn Castlemaine - Devonshire Arms Hotel Castlemaine - Five Flags Hotel Campells Creek - Goldsmith's Hotel Castlemaine - Haymarket Hotel Castlemaine - Horse and Jockey Hotel Castlemaine - Imperial Hotel Castlemaine - Malakoff Hotel Castlemaine - Metropolitan Hotel Castlemaine - Nags Head Hotel Castlemaine - Northumberland Arms Hotel Castlemaine - O'Hara Burke Hotel - Old England Hotel Castlemaine - Prince of Wales Hotel Castlemaine - Queens Hotel Castlemaine - Railway Hotel Castlemaine - Red Hill Hotel Castlemaine - Royal Hotel Castlemaine - Supreme Court Hotel Castlemaine - Victoria Hotel - Castlemaine


Mining in Castlemaine - Mining gullies in Castlemaine - Mining gutters in Castlemaine - Mining leads in Castlemaine - Mining reefs in Castlemaine


Mining companies in Castlemaine

The Caledonia GMC - General Garfield Mining Co - Spring Gully Mine - United Ajax Co

Notes

  1. Records of the Castlemaine Pioneers. Melbourne: Rigby, 1972
  2. Historical sites survey, final report. South Yarra: Jacob, Lewis and Vines. 1979.
  3. Theobold, M. The wealth beneath their feet. Melbourne: Arcadia, 2010.
  4. Education Department of Victoria. Vision and Realisation: A centenary of realisation. Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 1973


References


Further reading

External links

http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/12834


--Beth Kicinski 11:10, 13 November 2016 (AEDT)

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