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Chewton Domain Society

145 Main Rd Chewton
PO Box 85, Chewton Vic 3451

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Do you have questions about the 1851 Monster Meeting of Diggers or information to share on this website? The website is a work-in-progress, so we always welcome suggestions and more information to add. You can contact the Editor, Pat Healy, at Chewton Domain Society to discuss.

You can also visit our historical People and Places Display and collection at Chewton Town Hall. Our volunteers can help you research your family connection to Chewton and find out more about the development of the area and the early days of the gold rush. Or you can just browse the collection. The display is usually open Sunday 1 – 4pm at 145 Main Rd Chewton but, at present, it is closed until the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. We will announce new opening hours on

The CDS produces and prints the Chewton Chat every month and we maintain the CDS website and Facebook page (

CDS also organises Monster Meeting events, including the annual commemoration every December at the Monster Meeting site in the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.

And we have the Monster Meeting books, CDs, flags and T-shirts for sale.

To buy a Monster Meeting Book, CD, flag or T-Shirt

We have a 3 step direct deposit system to purchase these items

1. You can post or email your order to Chewton Domain Society. 
2. We confirm your order & send bank details for your direct deposit  
3. We then post the goods to you after confirming your deposit.                                               

Monster Meeting Book – Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky$20 + $12.45 p&p
Monster Meeting double CD$30 + $3.75 p&p
Diggers’ Monster Meeting Flag
> Small (0.9m x 0.3m)
> Large (1.8m x 0.6 + flagpole fittings)
$50 + $3.20 p&p
$100 + $9.20 p&p
Diggers’ Monster Meeting T-Shirt
Size – small, medium, large, X large, XX large
$25 + $9.20 p&p

Postage per item may be less if > 1 items are purchased & fit in one satchel.

Our Supporters

Sponsors & Friends of the 1851 Monster Meeting of Diggers

The Ballarat Reform League, with the assistance of the Vera Moore Foundation, has provided generous assistance on many occasions. Support and financial assistance has also been provided by the Victorian State Government, Australian Government, Parks Victoria, Mt Alexander Shire Council, ABC CentralVic and many private businesses and individuals. And over the years a great many people have volunteered their time, skills and energy to ensure that telling the story of the Diggers’ 1851 Monster Meeting continues.

We thank them all.