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About ABC Central Victoria

ABC Central Victoria began broadcasting in January 1993.

The station broadcasts to the "golden triangle" of Central Victoria and beyond, from Echuca in the north, across to St Arnaud and down the Calder corridor to Woodend and Kyneton.

Today, central Victoria has a strong sense of history which is reflected in the magnificent goldrush Victorian Architecture in many of the region's towns. From the imposing Maryborough Railway station to the extraordinary lattice work on the Rochester Hotel, each community has something unique to show off.

A new goldrush is happening in the region, with a massive tunnel being
driven under the city of Bendigo. And the Eureka spirit is still alive, with hundreds of people trying their luck on the goldfields each weekend with detectors and gold pans.

The Central Deborah Mine in Bendigo showcases this 'golden' history and the old Post Office, the visitor information center highlights the people of the time such as John Quick, Lola Montez and the Quartz King, George Lansell.

There are many fine art galleries throughout the region. Bendigo Art Gallery now attracts 70,000 visitors a year and is the largest and most popular gallery outside Melbourne.

Central Victoria is enjoying a steam renaissance, with the 'Meeting of the Whistles' linking Echuca’s Murray paddlesteamers with steam trains visiting from Melbourne. And Maldon, Australia’s first notable town, offers a special steam train experience, a trip to Castlemaine in a lovingly restored engine, on a spur line which has been rebuilt almost entirely with volunteer labour.

The region is economically diverse with agriculture from broadacre to vineyards, horticulture, tourism and many types of industry.

The ABC Central Victoria purpose built studios are situated overlooking Bendigo's picturesque Lake Weeroona, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Other features include the Easter Fair in Bendigo which includes the famous Chinese Dragon, the largest Swap Meet in the southern hemisphere each October, the biennial Castlemaine State Festival, tourist tram journeys, Bendigo's Chinese Museum and world class touring along wine trails and the historic Golden Triangle driving route.

Last Updated: 5/03/2007 2:24:03 PM AEDT

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