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Christmastown, VIC

Christmastown emerged as a mining centre which worked the Indigo Lead on the Chiltern-Rutherglen goldfield from late 1859 onwards. At the time, it was hoped that the Lead might produce another Ballarat, but it was not to be. Mining records show that Christmastown’s fortunes waxed and waned over the next 50 years of gold mining in the district. The settlement was located along a minor road called Christmastown School Road which runs northwards from the Chiltern-Rutherglen Road, about 1.5 kilometres north-west of the Durham Road intersection.

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Ashley, R.W.P., History of the Shire of Chiltern, R.W.P. Ashley, 1974. Details
Blake, L., Place names in Victoria, Rigby, Melbourne, 1977. Details
Watson, A.B., The lost & almost forgotten towns of colonial Victoria, A.B. Watson, 2003. Details