The first settlers or squatters arrived in 1837 to establish vast sheep runs after Major Mitchell passed the region in 1836. Major Thomas Mitchell was an explorer of south-eastern Australia and was born in Scotland.
Castlemaine is also know for it's Gold in the past.
Gold was discovered in 1851 around the area by Christopher T Peters, a shepherd and hut-keeper. After the gold the town/city became known for it's breweries, iron foundries and a woolen mill along with a few other industries...Thanks Wikipedia.
The city is not that far from Melbourne, Victoria as in about 120 km.
We called into Castlemaine for a short visit on our way home and did a stroll up the street.
The Town Hall.
Once a Hotel/Pub now a Restaurant I believe.
I am not sure what this building is used for, apart from bike hire and art.
The Warm Memorial and the RSL. Return Serviceman League.
Need a coat of paint.