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Tales of barbers, billiards and betting

Words by Tony Sawrey, with permission of The Local The shop at 49 Fraser Street, Clunes has been in existence since the 1870s. Its first tenant was John Lemmon, a
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Richard Ford: Artist, teacher, horticulturalist

The Clunes Town Hall and Courthouse is a striking municipal building designed by Percy Oakden. Built in 1872, the distinctive building reflected the prosperity of a gold mining town in
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Clunes Common long closed to the public

While not many people would realise it today, most towns in this region, indeed across Victoria, had areas set aside known as Town Commons. Words by Anthony Sawrey, with permission
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” Wasn’t the Chinese a man and a brother?” : the Clunes 1873 Riot Exhibition

By James Curzon-Siggers, Clunes Museum President The Clunes Museum and Ballarat’s Federation University are collaborating on a a major exhibition which will focus on that signature event in the history
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Sagacity of Ants

Articles from the Clunes Guardian and Gazette-April 1905 A friend of mine was greatly pestered with ants. In order to keep them off certain edibles, he surrounded the dainties with
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Clunes Museum Now On Facebook

The Museum is now on Facebook! Hit like on the Clunes Museum page and enjoy posts and photos about our town’s rich history from deep inside the Museum’s archives. The
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