Castlemaine Australia 1800s gold rush diggings.  Eventually Phryne's search for information about the mummy will bring her to Castlemaine as well. The two stories will converge to reveal the whole of both mysteries and provide an multifaceted  portrait of life for diggers in the 1850s.

Castlemaine Australia 1800s gold rush diggings. Eventually Phryne's search for information about the mummy will bring her to Castlemaine as well. The two stories will converge to reveal the whole of both mysteries and provide an multifaceted portrait of life for diggers in the 1850s.

Culture Victoria - Chinese leaving for the diggings from Newstead on a Cobb & Co coach, c1865-1871

Culture Victoria - Chinese leaving for the diggings from Newstead on a Cobb & Co coach, c1865-1871

Culture Victoria - Gold mining, Chinese encampment, Guildford near Castlemaine

Culture Victoria - Gold mining, Chinese encampment, Guildford near Castlemaine

View of Castlemaine in the early 1860s. Courtesy Verey Collection. View looking west down Forest Street. The chimney at left centre is the Castlemaine Gasworks. Photo C.1865?

View of Castlemaine in the early 1860s. Courtesy Verey Collection. View looking west down Forest Street. The chimney at left centre is the Castlemaine Gasworks. Photo C.1865?

Castlemaine during the gold-rush era. The date shown (1854) is incorrect. The Burke & Wills monument on the hill in the background was erected in 1862.

Castlemaine during the gold-rush era. The date shown (1854) is incorrect. The Burke & Wills monument on the hill in the background was erected in 1862.

Cradling at Forest Creek (1859) by S.T. Gill Image: Gold Museum Collection (96.11503)

S.T. Gill: The Artist of the Goldfields

Cradling at Forest Creek (1859) by S.T. Gill Image: Gold Museum Collection (96.11503)

Wattle Gully Gold mine Chewton Australia

Wattle Gully Gold mine Chewton Australia

Culture Victoria - Argus Flat Gold Mining Company's claim. Forest Creek

Culture Victoria - Argus Flat Gold Mining Company's claim. Forest Creek

Culture Victoria - Golden Point. Forest Creek

Culture Victoria - Golden Point. Forest Creek

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