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Conservation and heritage studies relating to Mount Alexander Shire.

Mount Alexander Heritage Studies

Thematic History

Council has completed a Thematic History of the Shire. A thematic history identifies key themes which are pivotal to understanding the evolution of Mount Alexander Shire and what distinguishes it. It is not a chronological account of all historical events that have occurred and every institution that has existed. It allows a focus on key historical and cultural processes. The nine themes identified in the study can also be used by others wanting to implement a thematic approach to local history, exhibition or archives.

There are two volumes to the Thematic History, Volume 1 is a short volume of recommendations, Volume 2 contains the thematic history. The thematic history was written by RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants.

Mount Alexander Shire Thematic Heritage Study - Introduction and Recommendations - Volume 1

Mount Alexander Shire Thematic Heritage Study - Thematic History - Volume 2


Heritage Studies

There are a number of conservation and heritage studies which have been undertaken in this Municipality and the Municipalities which made up the Shire before amalgamations. These studies hold vital information about the heritage of the Shire and record many historic buildings and sites.

Some of these studies were undertaken in the 1970s and 1990s and as a result are in a non-digital format. Unfortunately the quality of the mapping and images is very poor compared to today's standards. The copies below have been scanned and file sizes reduced to allow public access to these important documents. Some hardcopies are held by the Castlemaine Library and Council's Heritage Officer.

You can find the heritage study that relates to your location in the table below.

Information relating to: Can be found in the following study:
Barfold Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Barkers Creek Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Campbells Creek Newstead Heritage Study Citations Volume 1, Campbells Creek
Campbelltown Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Castlemaine Castlemaine Architectural and Historical Study
Chewton Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Elphinstone Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Faraday Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 4, Building Citations Faraday - Taradale_Part 1
Fryerstown Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Glenluce Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Golden Point Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Green Hill Metcalfe Heritage Study - Volume 4: Building Citations Faraday - Taradale
Green Gully Newstead Heritage Study Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Guildford Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Harcourt Metcalfe Heritage Study - Volume 4: Building Citations Faraday - Taradale
Irish Town Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Joyces Creek Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Maldon Maldon Conservation Study Maldon Design Guidelines Maldon Design Guidelines August 2020 (adopted)
Metcalfe Metcalfe Heritage Study - Volume 4: Building Citations Faraday - Taradale
Muckleford South Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 2, Campbelltown to Muckleford South
Newstead Newstead Heritage Study Citations Volume 3, Newstead
Redesdale Metcalfe Heritage Study - Volume 4: Building Citations Faraday - Taradale
Sandon Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Specimen Gully Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Spring Gully Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Strangways Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Strathlea Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Sutton Grange Metcalfe Heritage Study - Volume 4: Building Citations Faraday - Taradale
Taradale Metcalfe Heritage Study - Volume 4: Building Citations Faraday - Taradale
Tarilta Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Vaughan Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Welshmans Reef Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Werona Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Yandoit Hills Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Yapeen Newstead Heritage Study, Citations Volume 4, Sandon to Yapeen
Melbourne-Mount Alexander and Murray River Railway: Taradale, Elphinstone, Chewton, Barkers Creek, Harcourt, Mount Alexander Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Coliban Water Supply System: Taradale, Faraday, Barkers Creek, Chewton, Sutton Grange Historic Mining Sites: Specimen Gully, Golden Point, Chewton Metcalfe Heritage Study Volume 3, Building Citations Barfold - Elphinstone
Former Shire of Newstead Newstead Heritage Study, Section 1, Report Newstead Heritage Study, Section 2, Environmental History Newstead Heritage Study Maps of Proposed Heritage Precincts Review of Newstead Heritage Study 2011

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