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Achievements: Celebrated 150 years in 2008.
Last Saturday, two important anniversaries were celebrated with an event at the Castlemaine station and a special train running from the Maldon station.
A century ago, the first locomotive manufactured by Thompsons Foundry steamed into history. And a decade ago, the VGR’s first regular Maldon-Castlemaine service began.
Festival Turns 40
The Castlemaine State Festival turns 40 in 2015. The Board, Festival Director Martin Paten and staff have put together an impressive birthday program, running from 13 to 22 March next year. Festival founder Berek Segan, at the ripe old age of 99, is planning to attend the Festival.
Shipping containers: they’re without a doubt ugly and when Maldon’s Design Guidelines were formulated it was never thought that these unsightly metal boxes would ever gain popularity as storage containers.
But as columnist Richard Lee pointed out last week, shipping containers are springing up like rusty metal mushrooms across Central Victoria.
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