Chopped 2-3-4 October 2015

It’s that time of year again!

A throw back in time to a 1950s/60s HopUp Carnival! Hundreds of cars and bikes rattled by the sounds of 25+ bands belting the roots of rock music to thousands of Rockers, Petrol Heads, Hipsters & Greasers.

Chopped is drag racing where it started in the dirt!


Newstead Public Cemetery


Newstead Echo 100 years ago

Newstead Water supply.

Words in Winter 2015

It’s nearly August and that, in Newstead means a celebration of words in and around this town – Words in Winter.

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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

JULY 7, 1915
Letters from the Front.

Writing to his parents from Malta, Private Birkin has the following to say:-

Newstead Echo 100 Years Ago

APRIL 14, 1915

    Visitors to Newstead at Easter far outnumbered those at Christmas time and the town presented quite a busy appearance on Good Friday and Saturday. Easter Monday was quiet locally, and the district race and sports meetings were well patronised from these parts.

Newstead Open Studios: 13-22 March 2015

The studios of six local artists will be open during the Castlemaine Festival featuring sculpture, ceramics, print, photography, drawing and painting.


Antares Iron Art Garden Open for Castlemaine State Festival 

Roger’s fascinating art garden is situated at the Loddon River Ford at Newstead.  It is an art space in constant flux, where you are free to roam and explore.


Newstead Short Story Tattoo - Book your tickets now!

Newstead Short Story Tattoo is an arts-music-storytelling event that mixes academics with artists, politics with fiction, history with poetry, orators with musicians, and new voices with literary masters.
An initiative of Newstead 2021