Author: VivHamilton

A grant of $1,600 has been awarded by the Furniture History Society for repairs and maintenance to our house clocks. Other than the magnificent floor-standing Regulator Clock located in the Sitting Room, other mantel and wall clocks within the house have not been in working...

It was with great excitement and in front of a crowd of over 80 people, including Lisa Chesters, Federal Member Bendigo, Mayor of Castlemaine Bronwyn Machen, Zoë Guthrie  Heritage Victoria, George Milford Trustee Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Buda Friends and volunteers, that the member...

A great night was had by all with a full house at Buda's Twilight Jazz on June 9 with the incomparable Chonk. Here's Chonk playing Jazz Wars at Twilight Jazz at Buda in Castlemaine. Original Composition by Brennan Hamilton-Smith. Peter Baylor - Guitar Brennan Hamilton-Smith - Clarinet Kade Brown...

These photos tell the exciting story of what has been happening in the Buda garden recently, thanks to the Living Heritage Grant. A drone was brought on site in February to photograph the crowns of some of our oldest trees. Valuable information about tree vitality and safety...

Where else would you get to see how to make bamboo fishing rods, sauerkraut, beeswax wraps or how to twist garden trimmings into delightful objects all in one day? At our second Traditional Arts fair of course! A day of fun and with the continual demonstrations...

The winners of our 2018 raffle were 1st Prize - Barb Potter 2nd Prize - Margot Stork 3rd Prize - Pauline Reid Gingerbread House - Gen Kelly Many thanks to those who entered. Our winners were all very surprised and happy....

I was lucky enough to be present when George Milford, our treasurer, was presented the Ray Tonkin award for volunteer services to heritage by the Heritage Council of Victoria on Saturday 27 October. Many of you would be aware of his tireless efforts and work...