Carisbrook, Victoria

Carisbrook is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Pyrenees Highway, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of the regional and local government centre of Maryborough, in the Shire of Central Goldfields. At the 2006 census, Carisbrook had a population of 713.[1] Carisbrook is closely linked with Maryborough historically, socially and economically.

St Paul's Anglican church
Carisbrook is located in Shire of Central Goldfields
Coordinates37°02′53″S 143°49′01″E / 37.04806°S 143.81694°ECoordinates: 37°02′53″S 143°49′01″E / 37.04806°S 143.81694°E
Population713 (2006 census)[1]
Establishedlate 1840s - early 1850s
LGA(s)Shire of Central Goldfields
State electorate(s)Ripon
Federal Division(s)


Carisbrook situated on the Pyrenees Highway between Maryborough and Castlemaine, with coach services to both of these towns.

The Moolort railway line is a partially closed railway line also connecting Maryborough to Castlemaine, via Carisbrook station and Moolort.


The Carisbrook Mercury is a weekly newspaper distributed locally, based in Carisbrook Town Hall. The Maryborough Advertiser, distributed in the Central Goldfields region, and the regional radio station, Goldfields FM 99.1, are based in Maryborough.


The local Australian Rules Football team is the Carisbrook Redbacks. They play in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League. Current coaches are Luke Treacy & Jackson Bowen. Their main motto at training is to "respect the bibs". The Maryborough Harness Racing Club conducts regular meetings at its racetrack, which is in fact located near Carisbrook.[2] There is also a lawn bowls club, a gun club and a leisure centre.

Notable people

  • Aston, Matilda Ann (1873-1947) [3]
  • Long, George Merrick (1874-1930)[4]
  • Russell, Percy Joseph (1861-1946)[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Carisbrook (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  2. ^ Australian Harness Racing, Maryborough, retrieved 2009-05-11
  3. ^ "Ashton, Matilda Ann". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 1979. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ Teale, Ruth (1986). "Long, George Merrick". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Balmford, Peter (1988). "Russell, Percy Joseph". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
Carisbrook railway station

Carisbrook railway station is a closed railway station on the Moolort railway line at Carisbrook, Victoria. The station was opened on Tuesday, 7 July 1874.

Although no longer in use Carisbrook retains a bricks station building, platform and goods shed.

George Long (bishop)

George Merrick Long, (5 November 1874 – 9 July 1930) was an Anglican bishop and educationist who served as a brigadier general in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. He was also involved in the establishment of Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne where he also became headmaster. He was the father of the historian Gavin Long.

Horrie Clover

Horace Ray Clover (20 March 1895 – 1 January 1984) was a leading Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL).

Clover was a high-marking centre half-forward who starred from his first game, kicking three goals and hitting the post four times. Clover was Carlton’s key player during his career, including stints as playing coach in 1922-23 and 1927 for 26 wins from 45 matches. He also served as club secretary, vice-president and president over many years.

Called "one of the finest exponents of the centre-half-forward position that the game has known", Clover was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (; also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IoW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets. The island hosts annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.

The isle was owned by a Norman family until 1293 and was earlier a kingdom in its own right. In common with the Crown dependencies, the British Crown was then represented on the island by the Governor of the Isle of Wight until 1995. The island has played an important part in the defence of the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and been near the front-line of conflicts through the ages, including the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain. Rural for most of its history, its Victorian fashionability and the growing affordability of holidays led to significant urban development during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historically part of Hampshire, the island became a separate administrative county in 1890. It continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire until 1974, when it was made its own ceremonial county. Apart from a shared police force, there is now no administrative link with Hampshire, although a combined local authority with Portsmouth and Southampton was considered, this is now unlikely to proceed.The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.

Peter Reville

Peter Reville (5 October 1904 – 4 March 1970), christened "Henry James", but adopted his father's given name, Peter, was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne and Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Romulus, My Father (film)

Romulus, My Father is a 2007 Australian drama film directed by Richard Roxburgh. Based on the memoir by Raimond Gaita, the film tells the story of Romulus (Eric Bana) and his wife Christine (Franka Potente), and their struggle in the face of great adversity to raise their son, Raimond (Kodi Smit-McPhee). The film marks the directorial debut for Australian actor Richard Roxburgh. It was commended in the Australian Film Critics Association 2007 Film Awards.

Tilly Aston

Matilda Ann Aston (11 December 1873 – 1 November 1947), better known as Tilly Aston, was a blind Australian writer and teacher, who founded the Victorian Association of Braille Writers, and later went on to establish the Association for the Advancement of the Blind, with herself as secretary. She is remembered for her achievements in promoting the rights of vision-impaired people.

Localities in the Shire of Central Goldfields

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