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Victorian Goldfields – Part 2

Alice Barker House is located near Castlemaine in Specimen Gully, the site of the original diggings for the area. Within a year of gold being found, there were 25,000 people working the site.

Alice Barker House

There are still lots of bits and bobs from the era to be found on the property, and the owners made the most of it them.

Alice Barker House

Castlemaine itself grew rich from all the gold, and like Beechworth, there are many fine Victorian buildings – including many pubs.