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Cornishtown, VIC

From late 1859 onwards, Cornishtown developed as a mining settlement along the Indigo Lead as it led south-west before joining Durham Lead. It was located on the Chiltern-Rutherglen goldfield and was only a short distance from Christmastown and Durham. The 1861 census collector appears to have combined the population of the three settlements, recording a total of 238 residents. Of these 200 were men and 38 women.

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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