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Prince down a mine shaft!

Prince down a mine shaft!

January 2, 2014

People & professions, Such was life:

The most conservative of commentators would describe theĀ 1867-8 Australian visit of the Duke of Edinburgh as ‘eventful’. Even before the Duke survived an assassination attempt, he raised eyebrows by voyaging… Read More ›

Clunes – the golden town

Clunes – the golden town

July 21, 2013

Cities & towns, Such was life:

Sitting in a steep valley surrounded by extinct volcanoes lies Clunes, a historic gold mining town located in the central goldfields region of Victoria, north of Ballarat. The Djadja Wurrung… Read More ›

Cobb  and Co

Cobb and Co

March 5, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

On 30 January 1854, American businessman Freeman Cobb and three associates started a passenger coach service to Castlemaine and Bendigo.

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

October 26, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of the treasures in the State Library’s collections that fascinates family historians is the Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Hundreds of thousands of eager diggers arrived in Victoria in the early… Read More ›