A new website revealing the region's rich history through untold stories has been launched by the state government.
Mark Twain’s writings about Maryborough Railway Station and Australia’s first cold beer being poured in Bendigo are some of the few stories shared with Victorians online through the Goldfields Stories project.
Premier Ted Baillieu has invited Victorians to delve into the new online project which shares the region's history with a much wider audience.
“Goldfield Stories is a collection of nine online videos that follow local pioneers and detail the history of key events and significant sites,” Mr Baillieu said.
The project is the result of creative collaborations between Victorian artists and staff and volunteers at nine community museums throughout the Goldfields.
Local MP David O’Brien said the program supports local and community museums to bring their collections to life and share them with new audiences.
“I was very proud to launch this project which has brought together a range of people within Goldfields communities,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This project has resulted in an ongoing legacy of our history and produced media-rich resources for tourism, education and general audiences."To find out more visit the Culture Victoria website www.culturevictoria.com.
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