Established during the gold rush of 1851
The Home of the Castlemaine XXXX beer
Hot Rod centre of Australia
Robert O’Hara Burke – leader of the Burke and Wills expedition, was stationed in Castlemaine as police superintendent from 1858 to 1859.
Frank McEncroe – creator of the Chiko Roll which is a sausage in batter on a stick
600 mm of rain a year (approx) which is similar to that of Cambridge (where I grew up) but less than Sheffield (1000mm per year). It is much warmer and sunnier than both though.
Videos about Castlemaine and the surrounding area
The easy gold is long gone but there is still goldmining going on in Maldon 12km away from castlemaine at the Maldon gold project
below is a video from a guy who has been doing a bit of gold mining on his property
Some brit has saved me the trouble of videoing the Castlemeain and Maldon
THeres also the Maldon Folk festival
Just down the Road is Newstead below is a video of race they had there in 2006 on lawn mowers