Blogs from Maldon (Australia), Victoria, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Maldon (Australia) December 23rd 2021

Maldon has been perfectly preserved since its mining days and is Australia's First Notable Town - classified by the National Trust in 1966. The settlement was initially known as Tarrangower. A townsite was surveyed in 1854 but the location was rejected and ignored by locals. Consequently the de facto township established by the diggers was surveyed in 1856. It was named Maldon after Maldon in Essex, England. The Beehive Chimney was completed in 1863 and, today, is the only one still standing in Victoria. It provided a draught for the steam boilers at the mine. The Beehive reef was discovered by Cornish miners who named it after a swarm of bees which were, at the time settled on a nearby post. It was like walking onto a film set - Emma also showed images of the ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Maldon (Australia) September 29th 2015

The excitement started to build as we left Echuca because we were headed for the Golden Triangle. The area bound by Bendigo, Ballarat and Stawell has had more gold nuggets found than the remainder of Australia! In fact, more than 90% of all of the gold nuggets in the world weighing more than 500 ounces have come from this one area in Victoria. History, Architecture and Gold - the Golden Triangle has something for everyone. We had coffee in Rochester before arriving in Bendigo at lunchtime. We had heard that the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery was worth visiting and Lenny was particularly pleased when the entry attendant advised that they had a number of works of ST Gill, the noted goldfields artist. The building that houses the art gallery is a beautiful piece of architecture and ... read more
Beehive Mine Chimney, Maldon
Maldon town
Old buildings in Maldon

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Maldon (Australia) April 8th 2012

8/4/12 The begining Tonight we will be heading off for our 9 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur. The airline we are going on is Air Asia. We will be up in the air at about 1 o'clock in the morning. When we get to Kuala Lumpur we will stay there for about 2 hours that will give us time to have breakfast and get us ready to go on our next flight to Kuching. Kuching which is the capital of Sarawak, Malaysia is on a island called Borneo. When we arive in Kuching we will probably jump into our hotel pool .... lets hope so! Thanks for reading my first blog and follow me on my amazing Asia holiday. Zara... read more

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