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Explore Goldfields Towns holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | As splendid as Ballarat and Bendigo are, you need to get out and explore the country towns and gold-mining relics that make up central Victoria to really appreciate this part of the world.

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Victoria Australia - Tourist Guide. Although a younger state than New South Wales, Victoria is known for its sense of history. The arts, drama, sports (including the Australian Grand Prix) and literature …

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Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about 198 kilometres (120 mi) west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria…

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The goldfields region is more strongly linked to the impact of the Victorian Gold Rush than the discovery of gold in Victoria. As a result of the gold rush, the region contains many old buildings, including celebrated examples of Victorian architecture, some of which are heritage listed, while others have fallen into disrepair and become derelict.

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Beechworth, north-east Victoria, is arguably the best preserved, appealing and photogenic goldrush town in all Australia, writes a besotted Anthony Dennis.

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Aug 20, 2014· Adelaide – One of Australia's most striking cities. The South Australian capital has the perfect combination of big-city living and outdoor …

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Discover the legacy of Victoria's gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards and botanic gardens to the architecture, artistic communities and charming towns. Catch major exhibitions at some of Australia's best regional galleries, dine out at award-winning restaurants, sample regional wines at cellar doors, and hit the trails ...

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Deserting towns, deserting ships. Despite the massive influx of people, many Australian towns were deserted. The rush for gold lured able-bodied men away from city centres to the gold fields.

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Australia is our home and this is the best place to explore it! Within these pages you will find information on over 15,000 Australian towns and cities and guides on things to do there. We have some great …

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Australia Travel guide. Featuring things to do in Australia - sightseeing, history and culture, shopping, places to eat, travel tips & reviews from Australia's most experienced travel writers.

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The South Australian gold rush per se got off to a slow start in the southern state even though gold was known to be there as mentioned above in 1846. ... In the gold rush in South Australia gold was brought from Victoria. ... Echunga was a mining town in the gold rush of South Australia. The gold rush of South Australia was hard for most people.

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The gold rush was one of Victoria's most famous and iconic periods in history. It drew prospectors from all corners of the world in search of wealth, resulting in a massive population boom and the phenomenal growth of cities and towns. For several years, Victoria dominated the world's total gold output.

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Click here to see an interactive map of the Australian goldfields in the 1850s. Click on each state to find more. Go here to read about Australia in the 1850s. Click on tabs to read about gold, government, society, towns, anti Chinese attitudes of the time. Click here to read kidcyber's page about gold and methods of gold mining during the gold ...

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Kalgoorlie Boulder and the Goldfields offer a real Australian outback adventure and a fascinating insight into the region's colourful gold rush history. The towns and small communities of the Goldfields were built on the hopes and dreams of fortune-seekers who flocked to Western Australia following the discovery of gold in the 1890s.

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West Victoria travel guide & holidays information Australia. The mighty Murray River borders the state to the north providing irrigation for farmlands and wineries, a venue for a wide variety of watersports

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A beginner's guide to train travel in Australia, with train times, fares, photos & info for train travel around Australia, including the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide & Perth, The Ghan from Adelaide to …

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Beyond the Goldfields. If you're travelling from interstate or you have time to roam further, consider following the Sydney Melbourne Heritage Drive up through the Goldfields and on to the Murray River region. Alternatively, hit the Great Southern Touring Route, which takes you along Victoria's rugged south coast to the iconic 12 Apostles.

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Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 by Edward Hammond Hargraves at Ophir, near Bathurst in New South Wales, and the Australian gold rush started. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat in Victoria, then Bendigo, and eventually in all states and territories of Australia.

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Laverton, with over 100 years of fascinating gold rush history, is the starting point of the Outback Way which links Kalgoorlie and the Northern Goldfields with Alice Springs and Winton in Queensland. It lies at the western edge of the Great Victoria Desert and is also the start point for the Anne Beadell Highway leading to Coober Pedy in South Australia.

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Kalgoorlie is a typical country town in Australia, but one that retains its early 19th century feel, when the country had an Old West lifestyle, and relied mostly on building railroads, mining and farming to thrive. Back in the gold rush days, Kalgoorlie was a prosperous gold mining town.

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A Definitive Travel Guide to Australian Towns and Destinations. More and more people are travelling around Australia. They arrive in a town, look around, head off to the local Visitor Information Centre and are told about the local attractions – possibly a museum, an historic building, a theme park or a …

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The Australian gold rush was on, and by the end of 1851 some 250,000 ounces had been taken from the central Victorian region. Gold in abundance - the colonies transformed Very soon the fabulously wealthy alluvial goldfields (stream and river deposits) at Ballarat and Bendigo turned Victoria …

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Newspapers online. Historic newspapers are an excellent source of information about the fortunes of mining companies. See for example this report on the New North Clunes Gold Mining Company (The Star, Ballarat, 27 January 1864, page 4), which reports on the progress of the company, and gives the names of all of its officebearers.. A gazetteer of newspapers from the central Victorian goldfields ...

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Gold Prospecting Maps and Books. We stock a number of maps suitable for Gold Prospecting.. Doug Stone makes Gold Prospecting maps, particularly in the Victorian Golden Triangle Area, as well as Maps for New South Wales and Western Australia and Gold Atlases which combine each map into book format.. Vicmap 1-50,000 Topographic maps will also show Gold Prostecting areas marked crossed …

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On this page you will find all the towns located in the Goldfields and Esperance region. Soon enough, there will be a link to more information about the specific areas! In case you think there is a town missing, feel free to contact me! City of Australia's 'Gold Capital' | Kalgoorlie-Boulder Australia's largest Outback City.

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