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Moving the Scout Hall

Records from the Castlemaine Historical Society confirm that this was formerly the Church of England Sunday School, and later a Scout Hall, in Barker Street, North Castlemaine.

It was a huge undertaking to move the hall just 8 kilometres from its original home in Castlemaine to Harcourt. In scenes reminiscent of the Monster Moves TV show, the hall was moved, piece by piece, up the road and under the rail bridge. Some of these images capture the process.


Harcourt is a small town with a great deal to offer. The town is set in a lush valley at the foot of Mount Alexander which contains stunning views and significant Aboriginal heritage sites. The town is surrounded by extensive fruit orchards and vineyards and the area has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding wine and cider production.

Mount AlexanderMount Alexander, with its walking and cycling trails, picnic facilities and outstanding views, is minutes away.
Mount AlexanderHarcourt is located on the Goldfields Track, stretching from Ballarat to Bendigo, via Daylesford and Castlemaine. It is an ideal destination for cyclists and bushwalkers, and features 100’s of kilometres of walking and biking tracks. The world-class mountain bike park, La Larr Ba Gauwa, is minutes down the road.
Harcourt is just minutes from Castlemaine, with its wide variety of dining options and vibrant arts and music scene, Maldon historical township and Bendigo for more shopping, theatre and music options.