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Clunes is a town in Victoria, Australia, 36 kilometres north of Ballarat, and 146 km from Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn. At the 2006 census it had a population of 1,026. The 2011 census recorded a population of 1,656 usual residents. The town was home to Victoria's first registered gold discovery made by James Esmond. His discovery, first published in the Geelong Advertiser on 7 July 1851 triggered the first gold rush in Victoria. The township was established a few years later and…
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RoyalAuto, July, 2016. Victoria’s cool mountains of fire. The historic Clunes township. Photo: Don Fuchs #volcano #volcanoes #victoria #victoriasvolcanoes #volcanicvictoria #clunes #historictown