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Indigo, VIC

Described as a mining centre, Indigo also included the officially surveyed hamlet of Mount Pleasant in its area. From the late 1850s, local gold mines worked the Indigo Lead on the Chiltern-Rutherglen goldfield and Indigo’s fortunes waxed and waned during the next 50 years or so. No school was ever established at Indigo as the nearest one was only 1.5 kilometres away at Cornishtown. In 1871, the population of Indigo/Mount Pleasant was 273 but this declined to 60 in 1881.

Anna Davine

Watson, A.B., The lost & almost forgotten towns of colonial Victoria, A.B. Watson, 2003. Details