The discovery of gold in Victoria’s central region over 150 years ago has left a rich and lasting legacy in almost every town in the Goldfields. Thousands of Miner’s cottages were scattered through the Victorian goldfields. It was a favoured design for living in the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s. Miners needed accommodation which was cheap to build, easily and quickly constructed without specialist skills, warm and secure and preferably portable, for the miner often led a mobile existence.
Today these buildings have been lovingly restored and, in contrast to those heady, transient days, offer a comfortable style of living. They have become highly sought after properties.
This miners cottage at 16 Hornsby Street Maldon has been lovingly restored and was featured in Country Style, offers a unique environment for those seeking this kind of home.
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