Ken Arnold. (03) 54 880 881

Crown Castleton Publishers.

359 High St.

Golden Square Vic 3555


Out & About around Bendigo.

There are six books in this series,

They deal with the area within 100kms of Bendigo.

Each book features plaques or interesting land marks.

All $5 each plus $4.50 postage. 


Volume 1 deals with Marong to Wedderburn, Serpentine around to Echuca.

Volume 2 deals with the area along the Campaspe river, out to Heathcote, Redesdale and down to Woodend.

Volume 3 deals with around Castlemaine, Maldon, Dunolly, Moliagul, Tarnagulla back to the Calder highway.

The fourth book deals with the area close to the CBD.

Whilst the fifth book deals with the area of Eaglehawk into the CBD of Bendigo.

Out & About around Maryborough deals with the Maryborough, Avoca, Newstead, area.

All books are full of B&W photographs.

All $5 each plus $4.50 postage.

Buy all 6 books for $35 post paid.


Roadside Art in Central Victoria.

160 pages, soft cover, full colour photographs of hay bale art, statues, sculptures in parks, unusual roadside items made by farmers and practical jokers.

$24.95 plus $15 postage


Glimpses of Central Victoria

A selection of photographs taken by Ken Arnold

192 pages, section sewn, laminated limp cover.

Full colour photographs, one per page of old buildings, landmarks, sheds etc, mostly taken up back or little used roads hence most are not seen by the passing traffic. Most views can been found within a 120km radius of Bendigo

An excellent keepsake for visitors to the area or for somebody who just likes looking at nice photography.

$24.95 plus $15 postage.

Bendigo Yesterday & Today

128 pages, section sewn, laminated limp cover.

The odd pages are the reproduction of a c1890 book they having a sepia photograph from that period accompanied by B&W advertising.

The even pages are full colour plates of the same building today or scenes from today.

This is a really lovely book. Over 1000 copies of this book have been sold prior to printing.

This book will become an important work on Bendigo. It needs to be seen to be appreciated.

$24.95 plus $4.50 postage.


The Historical Breweries of Bendigo and Heathcote


Section sewn, 160 pages, laminated cover.

Histories, where possible, of over thirty breweries that operated from the 1850s through until the Bendigo United Brewery closed in 1947.

Included in the book are around 250 notices which include advertisements, dissolution of partnerships, and so on.

There are around 25 full colour labels, several full colour plates, many full page historical photographs, beer barrel bungs,

showcards, associated collectables including colour photographs of all the known important bottles.

This book will no doubt become a very important reference book for researchers, historians etc.

RRP $39.95 plus $15 postage.  


The Historical Hotels within the City of Greater Bendigo.


Section sewn 352 page book, laminated cover.

Over 350 old photographs most full page B&W or sepia, plus around another 150 photographs, post 1960, many in colour, advertisements, many labels.

An excellent pictorial reference book which is long overdue.

RRP $49.95 plus $15 postage.


Data base for the above book,

156 pages, spiral bound, with clear protective over cardboard cover

$39.95. If posted separately $5 postage.

This data base is available at same price as a PDF. 



A facsimile of the souvenir of Grand Lodge meeting of Loyal Orange Institution of Victoria of May 1909.

Sixteen photographs of Bendigo surrounded by a green scroll like background.

This is now a very rare book. Wire spiral bind so the book will lay flat, 18 pages.

Cardboard cover, front has clear protective sheet.

RRP $25 plus $5 postage.




A facsimile of a rare 1893 book. A very interesting book.

Contains 44 good clear full page pictorial advertisements for local business houses.

Wire spiral bind so the book will lay flat, 50 pages.

Cardboard cover, front has clear protective sheet.

RRP $35 plus $5 postage. 


Bendigo its Environs The Way it Was Volume 1

432 pages, section sewn A4 pages, hard back.

History of the former Shire of Marong which includes Ravenswood, Lockwood, Shelbourne East/South, Big Hill, Crusoe, Wilson's Hill, Leichardt, Campbells Forest, Woodvale, Sebastian, Raywood, Neilborough, Maiden Gully and Myers Flat area.

A great reference book.

Standard - 900 copy run $39.95 plus $15 postage anywhere in Australia.

Deluxe - 100 copy run $120 plus $15 postage anywhere in Australia.

Bendigo its Environs The way it Was Volume 2

584 pages, hardback.

A history of the former Shire of Huntly which included these areas or townships of Epsom, Huntly, 

Millers Flat, Kamarooka, Drummartin, Minto, Hunter, May Reef, Diggora, Elmore, Goornong, 

Barnadown, Fosterville, Ellersmere, Bagshot and Ascot.

500 copy run.

$39.95 plus $15 postage anywhere in Australia. 

SPECIAL Buy Volume 1 and 2 for $120 Post paid.


Bendigo its Environs The Way it Was Volume 3

400 pages, section sewn A4 pages, hard back.

History of the former Shire of Strathfieldsaye covering Junortoun, Axe Creek, Strathfieldsaye, Axedale, Kimbolton, Redesdale, Lyal, Myrtle Creek, Sedgwick, Diamond Hill, Mandurang, Emu Creek area. and township of Redesdale. 

$39.95 plus $15 postage.



Notably Newbridge & Poseidon, pre 1925.

238 pages B&W A4 pages, laminated limp cover. An excellent history on the township of Newbridge. Plenty of historical photographs and old advertisements.

Read about the big gold nuggets found at nearby Poseidon, a short lived goldfield.

This book is a must for those people that are interested in our early history.

$44.95 Post paid.

Tarnagulla and District

Limited Stock
260 A4 pages, spiral bound.

History within 10 km radius around Tarnagulla. Includes townships of Waanyarra, Murphy's Creek, Arnold, Arnold West, Newbridge, Laanecoorie, Laurie and Tarnagulla.

Many full page photographs.

A good selling history book that is always in demand.

Although more than 1000 copies sold. it is now only reproduced on a good quality photocopying machine thus has a spiarl bind. Availability in future will always be limited. 

$35 plus $15 postage anywhere in Australia.


Tarnagulla Revisited

432 pages

Laminated limp cover.

An excellent history of the township of Tarnagulla,

the business houses, clubs, sport, institutions, schools ect. from the 1850s through to the 1930s

Biographies on many of the early settlers.

Plenty of old advertisements from the Tarnagulla & Lianelly Courier along with historical photographs.

If you are a descendant of a pioneer of Tarnagulla or just interested in history this book is a must for your collection.

Print run 250 copies only.

$50 post paid.

Tarnagulla Yesterday & Today

32 pages.

Laminated limp cover, landscape. 16 pages full colour.

A selection of old photographs along with current photographs, some history, a double page map of the township.

An excellent souvenir keepsake.

$20 plus $4.50 post.