Towns in Australia

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A1 Mine Settlement VIC

A1 Mine Settlement

Postcode: 3723

A1 Mine Settlement is a town in Victoria, Australia, located north of Woods Point on the Mansfield – Woods Point Road, in the Mansfield Shire. The town has also been known as Castle Reef, Castle Point, and Raspberry Creek.

The town began after gold was discovered at Raspberry Creek in 1862. During the 1860s the town had a population of around 300. It included two hotels, a general store, a school, a church, and possibly a restaurant. The town’s industry was centered on a crushing machine which worked the 3 gold reefs in the area. These sites and others were amalgamated into the A1 Mine, which continued operation until 1992.